Convert media file types using Adobe Encoder

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Using Adobe Encoder to convert most media file types to another file type (for example, mp4 to mp3).


Convert a media file from one file type to another. Open the original file in Encoder, choose the desired format, quality (of audio or video), and save destination.


Adobe CC, Encoder 2019, Windows 10, Mac


  1. Open Adobe Encoder. There should be four modules: Media Browser, Queue, Preset Browser, Encoding.
    The four modules are shown here. Media Browser in the top-left, Queue in the top-right, Preset Browser in the bottom-left, and Encoding in the bottom-right. The headings are circled.
    The default Media Encoder window.
  2. Locate the file you would like to convert by using the Media Browser. All folders and drives on the computer should be listed on the left-hand side. Click on a folder or drive in the side panel to view it's contents. It may take a couple minutes to load. You may also click on the small-arrow beside the folder to list it's contents within the panel. Double-click on the file that you would like to convert.
    The Media Browser module in Encoder lists the files in a navigation-pane on the left-side of the module.
    Navigation-pane in the Media Browser.
  3. The file should now appear in the Queue in grey. Under the file name are three options. They are the Format, Preset quality, and Output File location. Click on the small down-arrow next to the format type to choose the format you are converting to. Click on the small down-arrow next to the quality preset to choose a different quality. Last, click on the output file-path to choose the location you would like the new file saved to.
    The options to select the desired Format, Quality level, Output (Save) location, and Play/Start button are shown here.
    The format, preset quality level, save location, and start button are shown here.
  4. Click on the green play symbol (triangle) to start the conversion. The status (next to Output File) should change from Ready to Done. The file should now appear in the location it was saved to.

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