The native Automator app on macOS can do a ton of tasks. Another thing is that to understand this, according to many, is difficult and long. In this article we will tell you how to use a ready-made Automator application to convert any video into a format suitable for uploading to the Internet in one step.
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How to quickly convert videos to download over the Internet using Automator on Mac
one. Download the finished application created in Automator.
Download Quick Encode for Web Sharing for macOS (direct link from our website).
2. Unzip the file and move it to the “Programs“.
If when opening a file Quick Encode for Web Sharing an error will appear “The application cannot be opened because the developer could not be verified”, then this is easily solved this way.
3. Now just move any video to this file, as it is immediately converted to M4V format with a resolution of 640 × 480 or 640 × 360 pixels, as the most compatible with web services and Apple devices. After the conversion is completed, the file will be displayed in the same folder as the source. Even in spite of the fact that the formats 480p and 360p are quite “light”, the process may take some time.
The status of the process can be tracked in the menu bar by tapping on the appeared gear.
Well, what if you want to do a similar operation, but in a higher resolution, for example 720p or 1080p?
To do this, drag the file “Quick Encode for Web Sharing” on the “Automator” in the folder “Programs»Or first open the application “Automator” and already in it select the downloaded file Quick Encode for Web Sharing and we will be able to start editing the program settings.
In the Automator working window you can see a script in which, by tapping at the current resolution in the “Customization», The available format is selected – 720p, 1080p, or, for example, you can extract the audio track.
Respectively in the field “Resolution” the resolution of the encoded file changes.
If you check the box next to “Same as source file“, The resulting video will be saved in the folder with the source file.
If you want the source to be deleted immediately, check the box next to “Delete files after processing”.
When you finish changing the settings, select the menu File → Save (Command (⌘) + S)