Apple COMPRESSOR Batch Monitor User Manual
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Batch Monitor User Manual

You can use the Batch Monitor to view or adjust the status of batches and jobs processed by Compressor or Apple Qmaster. You can also use the Batch Monitor to view detailed history for recently completed batches and jobs.

You use the Batch Monitor to monitor the transcoding progress of batches and jobs. You can stop, resume, or delete any submitted job or batch up to the point at which the transcoding is complete.

Just as Printer Setup Utility allows you to view print jobs submitted to a printer, the Batch Monitor lets you view the status of batches submitted for processing. For example, the Batch Monitor displays each batch’s name, details of where it originated, the percentage of completion, and the estimated time before completion. Batches not yet running appear as pending.

This document covers the following:

ÂAbout the Batch Monitor (p. 2)

ÂViewing or Changing the Status of a Submitted Batch (p. 3)

ÂBatch Monitor Controls and Displays (p. 4)

ÂBatch Monitor and Distributed Processing (p. 7)

ÂSetting Batch Monitor Preferences (p. 9)


About the Batch Monitor

The Batch Monitor contains the following items:

Status table

History table

ÂStop button: Puts the selected batch or job on hold. To restart transcoding of the batch or job, select it and click the Resume button.

ÂResume button: Restarts transcoding of a batch or job after it has been stopped.

ÂDelete button: Removes the selected batch from the Status table.

ÂInfo button: Opens the Status Information window, which gives detailed information on either a batch or job currently being transcoded or a completed batch or job listed in the History table.

ÂUpdate button: Updates information shown in the Batch Monitor.

ÂStatus table: Lists details of batches and jobs currently being transcoded. You can use Batch Monitor Preferences to determine which headings appear. You can also drag the headings to change their order.“Setting Batch Monitor Preferences” on page 9 for details on choosing the headings and information on what each heading shows.

ÂHistory table: Lists (for 24 hours) details of batches and jobs that have been transcoded or have encountered some sort of error or cancellation. The History table contains the following headings:

ÂBatch Name: Name given to the batch when it was submitted.

ÂSubmission Time: Date and time the batch was submitted.

ÂSent by: Submitter’s user name.

ÂPriority: Priority level for each job within a batch (defaults to High).

ÂStatus: State of the transcoded batch or job. Possible transcoding states are Successful, Canceled, or Failed (with relevant error messages describing the failure).

Unlike the Status table, Batch Monitor Preferences do not affect these headings.

However, you can drag the headings to change their order and column sizes.


Viewing or Changing the Status of a Submitted Batch

You open the Batch Monitor to see the status of a submitted batch and all the jobs contained within it. Because it is a standalone application, you can view the

Batch Monitor window whether or not Compressor or Apple Qmaster is open or whether or not you have submitted anything.

By default, Batch Monitor will launch automatically whenever you submit a batch using either Compressor or Apple Qmaster.

To view the status of your batch:

1To manually open the Batch Monitor, double-clickthe Batch Monitor icon in the Utilities folder or click the Batch Monitor button in the Apple Qmaster window. The Batch Monitor opens. If you just submitted a batch, you should see it being processed. If you didn’t recently submit a batch, the table is empty.

2View the batch processing details and take any necessary action:

ÂClick the disclosure triangle next to the batch name for information about individual jobs.

ÂTo pause a job or batch, select it and click the Stop button.

ÂTo restart, click the Resume button.

ÂTo delete a job or batch, select it and click the Delete button.

Status table

History table

When the progress report reaches 100 percent, your media file has been successfully transcoded and saved in the designated destination folder. The submitted batch is moved to the History table below the Status table.