Compressor 4 - Distributed Encoding, QuickCluster

Distributed Encoding

With Apple Qmaster features now built into Compressor, you can quickly use available cores in your Mac — as well as other Mac computers on your network — to speed up encoding jobs.

Built-in Apple Qmaster features

Distributed encoding features from Apple Qmaster are now built into Compressor, with no need for a separate application. Just install Compressor on any Mac on your network and activate it as a cluster node for distributed encoding.


Encode jobs without dedicated hardware by using preconfigured groups of Mac computers on your network. QuickCluster sets up clusters of encoding nodes based on the availability of designated computers. It can even tap idle processing cores on a single computer, effectively turning multicore systems into encoding farms.