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Adobe Encoder 12.1 update loses many encoder settings

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I recently installed the latest upgrade to Adobe Encoder version 12.1 and realized immediately many of my codec and settings went away.  Particularly the HAP settings.  I tried reinstalling the HAP Encoder with no change.  I downgraded to version 12 and all the codecs returned.

I think this is the frustration with Adobe updates.  They can destroy your productivity with a press of a button.

I thought it would be good to let people know.

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I appreciate that once you have known, good workflow, changing can be problematic and time consuming particularly under time pressures. If you can, it might be worth checking out ffmpeg which has support for HAP file encoding. Advantages being it's free, exists on Mac and Windows, does not require outdated Quicktime installs. Of course it does not plug into the Adobe software set but there are very good front end GUI's that allow drop folders, batch encoding, presets and so on. Check out myFFmeg, I have been using this on both Mac (ff-Work) and Windows and it rapidly became my goto encoder package.

As I don't use the Adobe software set I've not looked to see if there is a direct plugin or filter that allows Adobe to access the ffmpeg encoders.

See what you think.


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Adobe is looking to bring HAP back. There is a big support request on the Adobe forums about this issue.

FREE  ---  AVF Batch Converter gives still encodes HAP, but not out of After Effects:


NOT FREE --- After Codecs uses FFMpeg to encode in Adobe software:


That's what I got for you now.

I admit disruption to the workflow is frustrating. It's all supposedly based on OSX 10.14 forcing support for 64bit. If you're on OSX be very careful about the update to 10.14 when it eventually comes out.


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