Compressor 4 - Saving and Opening a Batch File

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Saving and Opening a Batch File

There may be times when you configure a batch but are not able to submit it right away.
In those cases, you may find it useful to save the batch settings for later reference.

To save a batch file


Choose File > Save As (or press Command-Shift-S).

A dialog opens to name the file and choose its destination.


Enter a name for the file if you do not want to use the default name.


Choose the destination for the file.


Click Save.

Batch filenames have a .compressor extension added to them.

Note: The .compressor extension appears in the Batch window tabs if Finder preferences
are set to show all file extensions.

To open a batch file within Compressor


Choose File > Open (or press Command-O).

A dialog opens to select the batch file to open.


Locate and select the batch file to open.


Click Open.

You can also open a batch file by double-clicking it in the Finder, or by dragging the
batch file to the Compressor application icon.

Note: An error message appears if Compressor cannot locate any of the source files listed
in the batch file, and only those sources it finds will appear.