Transcoding multiple files with the same setting using Apple Compressor

Apple Compressor allows you to batch transcode audio and video files to a variety of different file types. However, annoyingly, it does not provide a straightforward way to apply the same output file type setting to multiple files at once. Fortunately there is a simple workaround to this. From your toolbar go to:

Compressor > Preferences > General

The first option there allows you to “Set a default setting and location for new jobs.” Select the output file type you want to apply to your batch of files using the default Setting option. Now when you drag your batch of files into Compressor they will all have this transcoding job applied to them by default.

Michael McCarthy
Michael McCarthy
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