Compressor 4 - Modifying an Assigned Setting

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Modifying an Assigned Setting

You can edit or change any component of a setting that has already been assigned to a
source media file in the Batch window (identified as Selected Target in the Inspector

To modify a setting already assigned to a source media file in the Batch window


Select the target in the batch with the setting that you want to change.

The setting appears in the Inspector window with Selected Target in the Name field. This
is a temporary copy of the setting and not the setting itself, so you can make temporary
modifications to the setting for just that one batch submission.

Select a target in the
Batch window to see
its settings in the
Inspector window.

The setting’s name
shows as “Selected

Click the Save As button
to save this as a new
setting with any
changes you make.


Make the changes to the setting.

When you modify the setting, the Save As button at the bottom of the Inspector window
becomes active.


Click Save As to save the modified setting with a new name.

The saved copy appears in the Settings tab as Setting Name-Copy and immediately
becomes the selected setting in the Settings tab.

Note: You do not have to save the modified setting, but it is a good idea to save it in
case you need to use it again later.


Chapter 8

Finalizing Jobs and Submitting Batches

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Assigning Destinations

This section describes how you can set output destinations and output filenames.