About Compressor Preferences

Use the Compressor Preferences window to configure a variety of Compressor controls.

Figure. Compressor Preferences window.

The Compressor Preferences window contains the following controls.

Compressor Preferences Details
  • Email Address: Use this field to enter the default email address for email notification.
  • Outgoing Mail Server: For more information about email notification, see Working with Post-Transcoding Actions.
  • Automatically launch Share Monitor: Use this checkbox to control whether Share Monitor automatically opens when you submit a batch.
  • Display job thumbnails: Use this checkbox to control whether thumbnail images are displayed for jobs in a batch.
  • Copy at submission (high priority): Use this checkbox to control whether Compressor transfers Source files to the processing cluster immediately.
  • For New Batches: Choose one of the following options for setting the Compressor startup screen.
    • Show Template Chooser: Compressor opens with the Batch Template Chooser on startup.
    • Use Blank Template: Compressor opens with an empty untitled batch with a placeholder job.
  • Allow connections from other computers: Use this checkbox to control whether remote computers running Share Monitor can view this computer’s job status. Share Monitor on the remote computer only needs to know the IP address or hostname. (There is no password to enter.)
  • Enter IP addresses or ranges for manually selected computers: This table displays information about remote host computers.
  • Add/Remove button: Use this button to add or remove information about remote host computers.
Remote Computer Address Dialog

The remote computer address dialog is displayed when you click the Add/Remove button in the main Compressor Preferences window. Use this window to enter IP addresses or ranges for manually selected computers.

Figure. Remote Computer Address Dialog.

This dialog contains the following controls:

  • Host/Host IP address range buttons: These buttons control whether this dialog is in IP Address mode (in which you enter a specific address) or IP Address Range mode (in which you enter a range of addresses).
    • Host: Use this mode to enter a host name and IP address for a specific remote computer.
    • Host IP address range: Use this mode to enter a name and set of range numbers (Range From, Range To) for a range of remote IP addresses.