Instance Property


A directory that is suitable for containing temporary files generated during the export process.


var directoryForTemporaryFiles: URL? { get set }


An asset export session may need to write temporary files, for example when canPerformMultiplePassesOverSourceMediaData is set to true. This property specifies where in the filesystem those temporary files are created. All temporary files will be deleted when the export is completed, is canceled, or fails.

When the value of this property is nil, the export session will choose a suitable location when writing temporary files. The default value is nil.

This property cannot be set after the export has started. The export will fail if the URL points to a location that is not a directory, does not exist, is not on the local file system, or if a file cannot be created in this directory (for example, due to insufficient permissions or sandboxing restrictions).

See Also

Configuring Output

var outputURL: URL?

The URL of the export session’s output.

var supportedFileTypes: [AVFileType]

An array containing the types of files the session can write.

var outputFileType: AVFileType?

The type of file written by the session.

var fileLengthLimit: Int64

The file length that the output of the session should not exceed.

var timeRange: CMTimeRange

The time range exported from the source.

var metadata: [AVMetadataItem]?

The metadata written to the output file by the export session.

var metadataItemFilter: AVMetadataItemFilter?

Specifies a filter object used during export to determine which metadata items to transfer from the source asset.

var audioMix: AVAudioMix?

The parameters for audio mixing and an indication whether to enable nondefault audio mixing for export.

var audioTimePitchAlgorithm: AVAudioTimePitchAlgorithm

A processing algorithm used to manage audio pitch for scaled audio edits.

var shouldOptimizeForNetworkUse: Bool

A Boolean value that indicates whether to optimize the movie should for network use.

var videoComposition: AVVideoComposition?

The instructions for video composition, and indicates whether video composition is enabled for export.

var customVideoCompositor: AVVideoCompositing?

The custom video compositor instance used, if any.

var canPerformMultiplePassesOverSourceMediaData: Bool

A Boolean value that indicates whether the export session can perform multiple passes over the source media to achieve better results.