I'm about to upgrade a G4 to Tiger thus ditching my trusty OS9 / Cleaner 5.1.2 partition. Despite the things I've read about Cleaner and MPEG-1, I've made hundreds of successful MPEG-1 videos with Cleaner 5.1.2 on OS9.
From what I've read in this forum it's down to Compression Master and Squeeze for MPEG-1 on OSX. My question is: Is there a clear winner? Can anyone say that they are thrilled with the MPEG-1's they're getting out of either ap?
For MPEG-1, you'd probably still be happiest with Cleaner 5.1.2 and OS 9. I've never been happy with Squeeze's MPEG-1 or 2 output, and while almost everything has been greatly improved with Squeeze 4.1 (including MPEG-2 encoding), MPEG-1 is still lacking. With CM, the results have always been decent enough for me, but for the most part, it appears Cleaner 5.1.2 will always be the king.