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Paul van der Bergen
Watch folder for Compressor 3.5
on Apr 22, 2010 at 11:10:34 am

Hi!

I would like to use Compressor 3.5 to transcode and upload mpeg-files automatically.

The ftp-upload works so far, but not automatically.

I was wondering if there is a function that makes Compressor watch for new files in a specific folder, transcode the new files and move the old ones to another folder (e.g. "completed source").

I could only find an Apple script for Compressor 2, but maybe there is an easier solution - I'm not very experienced with Apple-script.

Thanks for the replies!

Paul


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Mark Petereit
Re: Watch folder for Compressor 3.5
on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:20:13 pm

Sounds like a great task for Automator. It's already on your computer, just sitting there, ready and anxious to help you create something fabulous. ;-)


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Paul van der Bergen
Re: Watch folder for Compressor 3.5
on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:06:30 pm

Hi Mark,

Well, it's look easy, but I am a beginner with that.

So I just need some hints, where to start...



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Mark Petereit
Re: Watch folder for Compressor 3.5
on Apr 22, 2010 at 3:34:28 pm

LOL! Sorry, you've already exhausted all my knowledge on the issue. I remember reading an article from someone who did exactly what you're asking, but it's been many months.

Google it.


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Paul van der Bergen
Re: Watch folder for Compressor 3.5
on Apr 22, 2010 at 4:57:44 pm

Allright, I will ;)

But there's another question: Have you ever used the Email-function of Compressor ?

It seems that the program can send an email when a job is finished, but I can't make it work.

The settings in the preferences (Email/smtp) are the same as in my Mail-Account, so it should be fine.

I'm already trying for hours ...

Thanks a lot!

Paul





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Mark Petereit
Re: Watch folder for Compressor 3.5
on Apr 22, 2010 at 5:01:25 pm

Nope. Just get that whole flow written in Automator and let Automator email you when it's finished.

You done yet? ;-)


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