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App preferences

You can access your preference from the top left corner of the Drive View or the main editor.

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Setting Description
Default project type Set your projects' default to video or audio-only compositions
Default transcription language Choose between 23 different transcription languages
Always ask before transcribing  Always confirm the language when transcribing a file; we recommend keeping this enabled if you transcribe files in various languages.
Automatic volume levels Automatically apply -16dB loudness normalization to all audio in your projects; you can override this setting in each project.
Room tone on gap clips Apply room tone to gap clips; you can override this in each project's settings.
Optimize video files for playback Descript automatically optimes video assets for smooth playback while editing; if disabled, you can still manually trigger optimization per file.
Optimize computer storage Only download original files when needed for export or other operations; you can override this in each project's settings. You can find more details on how Descript manages files here.
Offline storage location... Set the storage location of projects files on your computer
Quick import from clipboard When enabled, Descript will notice when you copy video links from Zoom onto your clipboard and allow you to import and transcribe with a click.
Theme Set the app's color theme
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