When Compressor (part of FCP Studio) works, it works well. And when it doesn’t, it can be a really pain and waste of time trying to get things working again. For me it’s a true love/hate relationship.
Have you ever went to submit your batch compression only to find that you don’t have the option to submit it to anything?
When you try to click on the cluster as shown above, you don’t have the option to select the default “This Computer”, or anything else for that matter. If you just try to submit it anyway, you’ll get an error telling you to re-install Compressor. But don’t (at least not yet).
There is a simple Terminal command you can run that will, at least for the moment, fix the problem. Try the following.