4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2013 11:13 AM by All_Time_Low
parker612 Level 4 Level 4 (1,195 points)

With out using another application.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 27 inch; 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5
  • 1. Re: Quick and easy way to encode video files?
    parker612 Level 4 Level 4 (1,195 points)

    An easy and simple way you can do this is by using Finder. It might not be the best option, depending on what you need but try it out.

     

    Control+Click on the file and select > Encode Selected Video Files

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    You can choose from 480p, 720p, 1080p, Audio Only, or  Apple ProRes under the Settings drop down menu.

    Then choose whether you want to Encode for higher quality or greater compatability.

    When you have selected your settings the window will tell you the Format, Resolution, Date rate and what it compatible with. The 480p, 720p and 1080p will use H.264 compression which is highly compressed and probably what you want to choose to compress your file.

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    After you have selected your settings select the destionation and if you want to delete the source file and click continue.

     

    Done. Easy and simple, done right in finder.

  • 2. Re: Quick and easy way to encode video files?
    All_Time_Low Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do you know if it's working? It seems like nothing happened when I did it.

  • 3. Re: Quick and easy way to encode video files?
    parker612 Level 4 Level 4 (1,195 points)

    An Icon will appear in your task bar at the top of you computer screen, it will look kind of like a gear. If you click on that it will show you the progress of the conversion.

  • 4. Re: Quick and easy way to encode video files?
    All_Time_Low Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh I see, thanks.