Feature request: export settings saved in .mlt

Can the export settings be retained in a saved .mlt project file?

dont think so but you can make your own export presets
C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Meltytech\Shotcut\presets\encode

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Thanks,
Was able to create custom preset via GUI. I wasn’t thinking this route, but it works.
GUI>Export>[set preferences]>"+" [plus sign button]>[name it]>OK button.

which, in linux, saved to
~/.local/share/Meltytech/Shotcut/presets/encode/[NAME]

I saved a new project as Untitled.mlt, after making changes to the settings, so it saves them without adding a jobs file called Untitled.mlt in my jobs folder. By saving a setup as Untitled.mlt the settings should be the same when opening a new one, because Untitled.mlt is the default new project name, so the settings you adjusted overwrite them and become default. An old trick if you will.
That way anything you do from that point will have predictable results.
Well, maybe not predictable but you see what I mean :smiley:

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To set your preferences upon opening Shotcut are as follows:
Open Shotcut and set it just how you like it. Goto > “File” > “Save As” and save it exactly
as untitled.mlt into folder: C:/Users/Endre/AppData/Local/Meltytech/Shotcut/

** You may need to check to make sure all system folders are visible in Windows Explorer first. **

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@Tall_Whitemail that solution not working in Linux as expected, but it’s okay. i saveAs _template.mlt, then mark it read-only. works fair enough for my needs.