Is there anyway to pause the current video I'm queueing in the media encoder in favor of another video? Or would I have to wait until the first video is finished queueing or cancel it out for it to queue a different video? I've tried pausing the current video that is rendering and queueing the other video, but every time i click" ready" it just renders the first video instead.
And that is the way how AME works. The only way to start renering next position on the list it have to finish the first one or cancel the first one.
you can't pause and start a new render but you can skip some file from the queue, so when AME finish the existing you can skip all the follow queue till you get the one you want to render next
to do this just right click and skip and sure your can reset the status later
also simply you can reorder the queue by drag and drop,