Using Droplets

Compressor allows you to save one or more settings or groups of settings into a Droplet. A Droplet is a standalone preset created by Compressor, packaged into a drag-and-drop application and saved as an icon.

When you drag source media files to a Droplet icon, they are automatically submitted for transcoding using the specified embedded settings. The transcoding process begins, whether or not Compressor is open.

Figure. Droplet icon with a source media file being dragged to it.

You can drag any number of media files onto a Droplet. You can double-click a Droplet to open it and see the settings it contains.

Note: Compressor must already be installed on any computer on which you intend to use Droplets.