Input Queue Management and Process Queue Management Improvements

The processing would be much more user friendly if the following functionality was added:

For an easy to find example refer to how Handbrake’s process queue management works.
This is pretty much what I’m asking for. If you haven’t used Handbrake (I find it hard to believe with this crowd) I’m going to state the following for the record.

  1. Stop/Start processing either immediately or at the end of the current file processing (I know this has already been beaten to death but it needs to be implemented to support this request for better queue management). Note: I would be satisficed if the processing stop/start would be only after the current fille process completes if mid process start/stop is problematic.

  2. Don’t start the queue processing automatically as soon as a file is added. Kind of goes with the above but is important to the following functionality so I’m giving its own item.
    Provide a separate start processing button or control. Allow things to be queued up without jumping off to the races.

  3. Allow me to drag and reorder the input queue items (the input queue needs to be optionally displayed as a list like the process queue).

  4. Allow me to drag and reorder the process queue items.

  5. Let me export the process queue.

  6. Let me import an exported process queue.

Items 1,2.
Pretty much redundant of other feedback but needs to be there to support my and many other requests to better control the computer processing if other stuff you have needs priority over the long duration video processing.
Also required for queue management in general.

Items 3,4.
I often find the queue processing order is not prioritized to my satisfaction, partly due at the moment because the input queue provides little queue order control and doesn’t even allow an alphanumeric sort that I’m aware (if I’m wrong here please let me know).

Items 4,5.
Once things are in the process queue (especially if there are quite a few items), there’s a lot of detail associated with the process selection for each item that must be re-entered if you find another job or set of files that becomes more timely or higher priority and you have to dump the queue to do something else.
Being able to stop the queue processing (even if after the current file) would save a lot of hassle if you needed to change horses midstream as it were, and being able to export and import later once the higher priority job is completed would be a time and effort savings.

Great feedback! It is always best to post the ideas individually instead of all together. The point of this thread is to vote for the ideas you want to see implemented and if you do not already see the idea you have listed, to add it :slight_smile:

  1. Are you referring to pause and resume? If so, this on the roadmap already for a major release.

  2. The queue will not be auto-started until the user presses preview or export. I may be misunderstanding your feedback.

3 + 4. Good idea! Should already be in the ideas section :slight_smile:

5 + 6. Can you please clarify?