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panr235
Pausing Compressor 3 ?
on Jul 31, 2007 at 9:18:48 pm

Hi,

I'm converting a large HDV file to DV in Compressor 3. The total process will be long: approximately 6 hours.

Three hours through the job, I had to disconnect my computer and leave the office -- so I paused the encode in the batch monitor, quit batch monitor and compressor, unhooked my laptop from my media drives, and left.

The next day, when I reopened batch monitor and reconnected my media drives, the paused job did not show up in the batch monitor window.

Is there any way to salvage the 3 hours of work that compressor has already done and resume from where I stopped, or does compressor not acknowledge paused jobs after a restart?

When I do a search for the compressed media, I notice that batch monitor has created three files:

file.m2v
file.ac3
file.m2v.qmpause

Is this .qmpause document my secret to getting batch monitor to resume its work on my project? Double clicking on this file does nothing....

Any tips are greatly appreciated.....Many thanks!

Dave





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