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Tip #126: Set a Default Location in Adobe Media Encoder
Default locations make finding files easy.
By default, Adobe Media Encoder (AME) stores compressed media in the same folder as the source media. Which just confuses me. How am I supposed to remember where I stored all my source media?
To solve this problem of not knowing where AME hid my compressed files, I created a folder on my external storage called “Compressed Files.” Then, I make sure that ALL the files I compress go into that folder.
How? By setting it up as an automatic destination.
- Create the folder you want to use as your destination using the Finder.
- Start Adobe Media Encoder and go to Media Encoder > Preferences > General.
- About 2/3s the way down, in the Output section, check Specify output file destination.
- Click Browse and navigate to the Compressed Files folder you just created and click Choose.
Now, every time you import a file into AME, the compressed version will automatically appear in the Compressed Files folder.
Great! One less thing to worry about.