The Cinegy Convert Watch Service is designed for monitoring network shares and Cinegy Archive database job folders.

To enable tasks monitoring, the service should be properly configured with all the necessary credentials defined.

Watch_service_cfg

To start the Cinegy Convert Watch Service configurator, use the icon on Windows desktop or launch it from Start > Cinegy > Convert Watch Service configurator.

The Cinegy Convert Watch Service configurator window is launched:

Watch_Folder_Configurator

The indicator in the bottom part of the window shows connection of the Cinegy Convert Watch Service to the Cinegy PCS.

Important
Refer to the Cinegy Process Coordination Service Manual for details on running and configuring the Cinegy PCS.

All the parameters for database connection, the Cinegy Process Coordination Service association, as well as tasks configuration and job folders creation are divided into separate tabs.

All the configured tasks are located in the "Watch Folders" tab in a table view as follows:

Watch_Folder_Service_configured_tasks

refresh_icon

Press this button to refresh the watch folders list.

The first column Switch_icon ("Switch ON / OFF") is used for selecting the watch folders ready for processing. The next column Type_icon ("Type") displays the corresponding task type icon. The "Priority" column shows the priority of processing for each task, which is defined when configuring watch folders as explained later in this manual.

High priority tasks are processed first, suspending the medium and low priority ones respectively. Once the higher priority task is completed, the lower priority tasks are resumed automatically.

When a watch folder is added and configured, select the checkbox in the first table column to enable task processing.

All configuration changes are retrieved automatically before processing new tasks.

Caution
If the checkbox for the required watch folder is not selected, task processing will not be performed.

The columns width can be adjusted according to your needs by placing the mouse pointer on the grid line between the columns and dragging left or right to make it narrower or wider respectively:

Changing_column_width

Adjusting columns order via drag-and-drop, as well as managing watch folders order by pressing the column headers is also supported.

Watch Folders Management

With the help of context menu called by right mouse button click on the watch folder name, you can duplicate, rename or delete watch folders.

Duplicate

Use the "Duplicate" context menu command to create a copy of the watch folder:

Watch_Folder_duplicate

Rename

Use the "Rename" context menu command to rename a watch folder:

Watch_folder_rename_command

The corresponding dialog box appears:

Watch_folder_rename

Enter a new name for your watch folder.

Edit

Press Multiplexer_edit_button button to edit the corresponding watch folder in the edit form that appears.

Watch_folder_edit_form

Delete

To remove a watch folder, click the Delete_resource_button icon in the corresponding field.

The same action is performed by the "Delete" context menu command:

Watch_folder_delete_command

You will be asked to confirm your decision to remove the watch folder:

Watch_folder_deletion_confirmation

Watch Service Log File

Press the cfg_button button on the bottom right part of the window and choose the "Open service log file" command.

Watch_service_log_button

The Watch Service log file will be opened in the corresponding text editor:

Watch_service_log

By default Watch Service logs are stored under C:\ProgramData\Cinegy\Cinegy Convert\22.12.xxx.xxxx\Logs\.