Jan 7

“Share monitor” for droplets created with Compressor 4.1 (FCPX 10.1) is gone! (not really)

Compressor 4.1 now incorporates the batch monitor status within its interface. Sure, that’s fine, I guess… But if you use a droplet, its status will not show up in Compressor.

So how does one check a droplet’s status? Turns out, Share Monitor is still present, just not easily accessible. You can find it in the following path (you’ll need to occasionally right click → Show Package Contents):
Share Monitor path

Open it up and either make an alias on your desktop or keep it in your dock. Done!

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  1. Marc Smith, January 28, 2014

    Just the answer I was looking for…thanks!


    • Andy Robertson, February 13, 2015

      THANK YOU for this!

  2. Jairo, May 6, 2014

    This is exactly what I needed. Why did Apple have to tuck this away so deep?

    • Jerome Raim, May 6, 2014

      Why, to increase the satisfaction of the user when he/she finally figures it out! Of course!

  3. Steve, July 14, 2014

    Thank you! My blood pressure thanks you! My remaining follicles thank you! My cat thanks you!

  4. Toni Ferrino, August 29, 2014

    Work also for FCP 7.0.3 with Compressor 4.1.3. Thanks.

  5. Adrian, March 26, 2015

    What about for group or cluster transcoding not using a droplet?


    • Jerome Raim, March 27, 2015

      Share Monitor displays queued batches for jobs submitted from droplets and from Compressor itself.

  6. Katharine, September 8, 2016

    Super helpful! This info is good for Compressor 4.2.2 as well. Why do they move/hide important tools???