Create and use droplets in Compressor
You can save one or more settings or a destination as a standalone application called a droplet. Using the droplet, you can easily transcode files by dragging them to the droplet icon in the Finder.
Create a droplet
In the Settings pane in Compressor, select one or more settings, setting groups, or a destination that you want to save as a droplet.
Note: You can Shift-click or Command-click to add multiple settings or setting groups.
If you selected more than one setting, a destination that contains two or more settings, or a group of settings, every setting in your selection will be included in the droplet. For example, if you submit two source media files to a Droplet containing three settings, Compressor creates six different output media files.
Click the Action pop-up menu , then choose Save as Droplet.
In the window that appears, do the following:
Enter a name for the droplet in the Save As field.
Click the Where pop-up menu, then choose a location for the droplet.
Click the Location pop-up menu, then choose a save location for the droplet.
Your newly created droplet appears as an icon in the location you chose in the Where menu.
Transcode files using a droplet
In the Finder, drag one or more media files onto the droplet you created in Compressor.
When you release the mouse button, the Droplet window opens.
In the Droplet window, do either or both of the following:
Click the Location pop-up menu, then choose a new save location.
Click the Process On pop-up menu, then choose a computer or group of computers.
Click Start Batch.
The transcoded file appears in the location you specified.
If you want to view the processing status of your source media files, open Compressor and click Active at the top of the Compressor window (or press Command-2). To view completed jobs, click Completed at the top of the Compressor window (or press Command-3).
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