Creating, Previewing, and Modifying Settings

A setting is a combination of transcode attributes, such as output format, filter, and geometry settings, that you apply to the source media file as a part of the transcoding process.

You need to assign at least one setting to a source media file before you can transcode it. Once you have a source media file in the current batch in the Batch window, you can either select a preexisting setting or create a customized one using the Settings tab.

Once you have all the settings that you think you need, you won’t have to open the Settings tab again because you can select the settings directly from the Batch window.

Note: A setting is just one kind of Compressor preset. You can also create, modify, save, or remove Destination presets. For more information on destinations, see Creating and Changing Destinations.