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Alexander Wolf
Batch compression workflow in Compressor?
on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:11:43 pm

This is how I do it now: drag a bunch of files beneath the clip-well (because if you place it in the well it will only take 1 clip), drag a setting underneath the settings/destination well. So far so good. But when I drag a destination in the same manner it only applies that to one clip as opposed to the batch...

What is the proper way to do batch compression?


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Jason Brown
Re: Batch compression workflow in Compressor?
on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:58:16 pm

Select all files, cmd a, then drag output setting to one, applies to all. U can also use watch folders, but ive not had luck getting that to work...


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Alexander Wolf
Re: Batch compression workflow in Compressor?
on Nov 23, 2011 at 8:04:33 pm

Thanks, Jason, but that was the first thing I tried and it never worked.
It does work when I drag 'settings' but not with 'destination'... I have tried dragging it underneath the destination/settings box but then it creates a second destination/settings box underneath...

It should work the way you describe it and it is the most logical, but it never did and it doesn't...


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Jason Brown
Re: Batch compression workflow in Compressor?
on Nov 23, 2011 at 8:23:15 pm

Don't know how much you can customize your workflow...but you can set a default destination by first making it a destination in that tab, then going into prefs and setting the default destination (only allows you to choose from preset locations)

I hate the "source" compression because it puts files all over the place. I have a single "encodes" folder on my desktop and EVERYTHING encodes into that...then I place it into appropriate project folders.

THere also is a setting inside each compression setting to set the destination BASED ON THE SETTING. That gets a bit tweaky if you forget it's doing that...depends on how much you want to/are able to babysit your machine.

-Jason


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