Media Encoder

Job Submission

You can submit Adobe Media Encoder jobs from the Monitor.


Submission Options

The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation, and the Draft/Integration options are explained in the Draft and Integration documentation. The Adobe Media Encoder specific options are:

  • Input Path: The path to the media to be encoded. It may be a media file in any of the formats supported by AME, a Premiere Pro project (.prproj), or an FCP XML project (.xml).
  • Output Path: A path to a file that will contain the encoded result.
  • Preset File: A path to an AME preset .epr file.
  • Overwrite Output If Present: If enabled, Adobe Media Encoder will overwrite any output file with the same name as the output file found in the output location with the new output.
  • Submit Preset With Job: If enabled, the Preset File will be uploaded to the Deadline Repository with the Job. Enable this if the Preset File file is local.

Plug-in Configuration

You can configure the Media Encoder plug-in settings from the Monitor. While in super user mode, select Tools -> Configure Plugins and select the Media Encoder plug-in from the list on the left.


Render Executables

  • Web Service Executable: The path to the Adobe Media Encoder Web Service executable file used for encoding. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.

Web Service

Deadline Slaves that render Media Encoder jobs use the media encoder web service. To modify the web service port number or address you need to modify the ame_webservice_config.ini file.

Example of the config file:

# leaving IP blank/commented out will default to whatever IP address the
# web service is able to sniff out
ip =
port = 8080

# restart_threshold:  if this value is set, the AME engine will restart itself
# after x jobs are completed
#restart_threshold = 10

# job_history: if this value is set, the server will retain information on the
# last x completed jobs
job_history = 100

The ame_webservice_config.ini file is found in the same directory as the Adobe Media Encoder Web Service executable file. Note that the default port being used is 8080.


Is Media Encoder supported by Deadline?


Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known Media Encoder error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.

Currently, no error messages have been reported for this plug-in.