I can add my composition to Adobe Media Encoder Queue using below command


Now how i can render it from Adobe Media Encoder using render command like this

aerender -project /path/to/project/  -comp "Composition"  -v "ERRORS_AND_PROGRESS" -output output.mp4'


  • It's a little unclear what you're trying to do. Are you trying to start the media encoder render queue from the command line?
    – stib
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 6:54
  • Thanks. Exactly. I want to add my composition to Adobe media encoder render queue and then render it with aerender, all using after effects script
    – Lal
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 9:11
  • Why not just use the second command? If you want to render something you don't need media encoder, you can just use aerender.
    – stib
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 5:16
  • Thanks. Stib actually i want output in MP4 format and AE latest version doesn't support MP4 as an output format so thats why i want to use Media Encoder
    – Lal
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 12:09
  • try to install x264 via "mega-codec pack" and choose avi->x264
    – dazzafact
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 16:14

1 Answer 1


Better later than never.

Since After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8) you can send your comp to AME queue and render it immédiate with the recently used template.

app.project.renderQueue.canQueueInAME --> false is there is nothing to render in AE app.project.renderQueue.queueInAME(false); --> false = no render, true = render immedialty in AME

Adobe exemple :

// Scripting support for Queue in AME.
// Requires Adobe Media Encoder 11.0.
    if (app.project.renderQueue.canQueueInAME == true)
        // Send queued items to AME, but do not start rendering.
    else {
        alert("There are no queued item in the Render Queue.");

My exemple of use :

var resultFile = new File(outputVideoPath + outputVideoName)
var renderQueue = app.project.renderQueue;
var render = renderQueue.items.add(comp);
render.outputModules[1].file = resultFile;


More details : https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2230567

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