Mobile App for Queue Monitoring
Having the ability to see the active queue and each files progress through a simple mobile app attached to your Adobe ID. Simple functionality like being able to pause, skip, or stop files along with push notifications for when a file is complete or if there are errors. Being able to monitor a long list of proxy files or work in tandem off-site with networked drives would be huge.
Hmmm...just tried it again. And...wait. I see the issue now. I'm thinking it was through "Account Access" . But my Creative cloud for mobile is what I want to focus on (didn't even know I had the app." Notification settings were off. Works like a charm now. And on MY watch too!. Thanks for the nudge Paul.
Paul Slemmer commented
@Fishman, Notifications come through the Creative Cloud app, which has a push notifications setting that should take you to the iOS notification settings.
I can confirm this is working on iOS for me... got my first few render notifications and realized that because they're native iOS notifications, they come through on a smart watch too!
I initially thought email or text would be ideal too, but seeing it use the native push notification structure has exceeded my expectations, once I got it set up right.
Email would at least notify you if you're away from Media Encoder. I'd be ok if Account Access notified me. But it doesn't. 🤷♂️
Antoine Autokroma.com (Independent Developer of AfterCodecs, BRAW Studio, PlumePack, Influx) commented
is email a good enough solution for everyone ?
Very excited to try this as many renders finish when I'm away from my system.
But, as far as I can tell...the notification goes
a) to the Creative Cloud panel on the same computer - which I'm not sure who that would help as we could just as easily get a 'ping' from Media Encoder
or b) it's supposed to go to the Account Access app on my iOS device. But the app doesn't have any notification ability. If you look in the settings/notification area Account Access doesn't appear.
There is a Notification Setting within the Account Access app ...but that just takes you to a non-related settings panel. Fundamentally leading you to a non-existent feature.
So, unless there's something I don't get, I don't think Adobe has implemented anything equivalent to a text or email message.
I was truly expecting a preference setting that says "Notify me by text @ (fill in the blank) or by email @ (fill in the blank). I'm struggling to see how this wasn't an obvious and more effective direction for the software developers.
Unless there's something I don't understand.
ALEXANDRE MACEDO commented
Very good to know you are working on this. It will be a great enhancement to the AME.
Luke West commented
Any update Fergus?
Scott Green commented
Hi, any update on when notifications will be applied to Media Encoder as you've already introduced this to the After Effects render queue? Thanks.
Dustin Glendinning commented
They just announced After Effects is getting notifications to your Creative Cloud account (and thus a watch app, but you can assume it would be able to send to any device that can sign into creative cloud, ie: your phone) So I would think they're half way there to being able to add notifications to Media Encoder.
Jeff Perry commented
I agree, and it should be able to include the youtube link if the video was uploaded. So, an editor can precompose the text of the email like so: Dear Client, your project is uploading to youtube and can be seen at <link> after upload and processing.
Daniel Palkowski commented
It would be nice if the app could send an email to a specified address once processing finishes
Joseph Parcell commented
...Or even just from the other room. I came here to submit this idea and I'm glad it's here. I want a way for the CC App on my phone to alert me that the render in AME at my workstation is finished. Or tell me there was an error on my phone. That way if I step away for a two-hour render, I don't come back to see it errored out five minutes in. Or if it says three hours and really only takes one, I don't burn two hours, or have to stop what I'm doing to come check on it. If all the programs and apps are under the same user ID, it doesn't seem like there would be that much to it.
Jordan Nash commented
It would be even cooler to submit render jobs from a mobile device. Let’s say you can do a rapid edit in a lightweight app on the iPad and send the final edit decision list to your workstation for rendering.
James Joiner commented
Even being able to see the active queue and each files progress through a simple app attached to your Adobe ID. Simple functionality like being able to pause, skip, or stop files along with push notifications for when a file is complete or if there are errors. Being able to monitor a long list of proxy files or work in tandem off-site with networked drives and file delivery.
David Ruck commented
Push notifications might be a slightly more elegant solution. You could get one each time a queued item is completed or when all jobs are complete. Also, if it were app based with push notifications, you could also pull up the queue remotely to check the overall progress at any time, or on multiple machines in a render farm.
Allan Houston commented
Or an email to the email address linked to your creative cloud account. Or a creative cloud app on your phone that will tell you the current status of everything your software is doing on machines on which you are logged into your creative cloud account via the cc app.
Matt Burke commented
I would love to get a text or phone notification when a job finishes encoding so I can leave the studio and come back when its done.