In this Instructable i'm going to show you how you can automate the shutdown after your computer finishes encoding. You can use basically any render program that has a list of projects that need to be encoded.
It checks wether a file was created and if it is it shuts down the computer.
Step 1: 1: Download the Program
The github repo: https://github.com/LsHallo/ame_autoshutdown
Download the latest release here: https://github.com/LsHallo/ame_autoshutdown/releas...
Step 2: 2: Starting the Program and Setup
To start the program on windows you just need to double click it.
For linux/ubuntu/mac os you need to start the application using the terminal. To do this open up a terminal window.
In this terminal type: java -jar path/to/AME Shutdown.jar
After a few seconds it will ask you for your root password. This is needed to excecute the shutdown command.
Now you can proceed with the setup.
First you need to select the folder where the final file will be rendered to after your queue ended.
In Adobe Media Encoder i just setup an image that will be rendered as final.mp4 on my desktop.
The path is: C:\Users\Username\Desktop and the filename: final.mp4
Then check the box "enabled". The program is now setup and will shutdown your computer once the file appears.
It uses a 60second timer to give the computer a bit of extra time in the end.