Adding Setting Actions

Compressor can send an email to one recipient per applied preset setting, giving notice of when a transcode is complete. You can also choose a default destination for this setting.

About the Actions Pane

You can use the Actions pane in the Inspector to set options related to transcode completion notification emails and default destinations.

Figure. Actions pane in the Inspector window.

The Actions pane contains the following items.

  • Email Notification to: If you want to be notified when a particular transcoding job has been completed, select this checkbox and enter the appropriate email address in the text field. (You can enter only one email address.) This is useful if you are transcoding an especially large source media file that may take many hours to complete. Rather than continuously checking to see if the transcoding is finished, you just wait until you receive an email.

    Note: To enable this email feature, you must first enter an email address and outgoing mail server in Compressor preferences. (Choose Compressor > Preferences.)

How to Add Setting Actions

You use the Actions pane in the Inspector window to set post-transcoding options for your output media file, such as sending an email.

To add an email notification to your setting
  1. Select a custom setting in the Settings tab, or open a batch with a job that has a setting applied to it.

    Apple settings cannot be modified. You can copy an Apple setting and modify the copy, however.

  2. Click the Actions tab in the Inspector.

  3. Select the “Email Notification to” checkbox and enter the relevant email address in the accompanying field.

    Note: To enable this email feature, you must first enter an email address and outgoing mail server in Compressor preferences. (Choose Compressor > Preferences. You may need to close and reopen Compressor for any email preference changes to function.)

  4. Optionally, you can click Save or Save As to save this email configuration to this setting.

To choose a default destination for this setting
  1. Select a custom setting in the Settings tab, or open a batch with a job that has a setting applied to it.

    Apple settings cannot be modified. You can copy an Apple setting and modify the copy, however.

  2. Click the Actions tab in the Inspector.

  3. Choose a destination from the Default Destination pop-up menu.

    The pop-up menu lists the Apple destinations and any custom destinations you have created.

  4. Optionally, you can click Save or Save As to save this default destination to this setting.

See About the Actions Pane for more details.