Compressor: Create and work with custom destinations

Create and work with custom destinations

You can create a custom destination from scratch, or by duplicating an existing destination. Later, if you no longer need a custom destination, you can delete it.

Create a custom destination

  1. Click the Add pop-up menu at the bottom of the Settings pane, then choose New Destination.

  2. In the dialog that appears, do the following:

    1. Select one or more transcode settings or a destination from the list.

      To quickly locate an item, type a few letters of the item’s name in the search field.

    2. Click the “Job action” pop-up menu, then choose an option.

    3. Optionally, you can enter a name and a description in the relevant fields.

    4. Click OK.

    The new destination appears in the Custom area of the Settings pane and is selected by default. The Destination inspector is displayed in the inspector pane.

  3. Fill in the job action properties in the Action area.

    For example, if you choose the Add to iTunes Library job action, you can choose a playlist and enter a title for the movie. Because you’re modifying a custom destination, the properties that you provide for the job action will be saved for future use.

    You can also modify the properties of the setting that the destination uses. For more information, see View and modify setting properties.

Create a custom destination by duplicating an existing destination

You can also duplicate an existing destination and then modify its setting properties or job action properties.

  1. In the Settings pane, select the destination that you want to duplicate, then click the Action pop-up menu at the bottom of the pane and choose Duplicate.

    The new destination appears in the Custom area of the Settings pane and is selected by default. The Destination inspector is displayed in the inspector pane.

  2. To modify the properties of the destination, do any of the following in the Destination inspector:

    • Select text in the Name field or Description field, then type a new name or description.

    • Fill in the job action properties in the Action area. Because you’re modifying a custom destination, the properties that you provide for the job action will be saved for future use.

      For information about job action properties, see Job action properties.

Delete a custom destination

  • Select a custom destination in the Settings pane, then press Delete.

Published Date: Mar 22, 2019
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