About the Common Audio Formats Pane

The following options appear when you choose the Common Audio Formats output format from the File Format pop-up menu in the Encoder pane of the Inspector window.

Figure. Common Audio Formats encoder pane in the Inspector window.
  • Allow Job Segmenting: This checkbox allows you to turn off job segmenting. Since job segmenting is not used for audio-only encodes, this checkbox is not active with the Common Audio Formats file format. For more information, see Job Segmenting and Two-Pass or Multi-Pass Encoding.
  • Automatic: When Automatic is on, Compressor determines the number of channels, the sample rate, and sample size based on the source file, and the “Channel layout,” “Sample rate,” and “Sample size” pop-up menus are disabled. When the Automatic button is off, you manually configure these settings.