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Russ Carlin
Mpeg streamclip vs Compressor
on Mar 3, 2012 at 2:17:37 pm

I've just started using Mpeg streamclip and it seems to be great. Really easy.... but kinda too easy! Must be a catch!

just wondering what anyones thoughts are on it?

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Craig Seeman
Re: Mpeg streamclip vs Compressor
on Mar 3, 2012 at 3:41:01 pm

It really depends on your needs.
Compressor can cluster cores and/or computers for example. You can create Droplets as well.
As nifty as MPEGStreamclip is, it's progress have been very slow. 1.9.2 is over 3 years old and 1.9.3 beta is nearly a year old. I'm not sure if it's dead but it may not keep up with the development of current operating systems.
Neither compare to Telestream Episode or Sorenson Squeeze though.



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Andrew Stuckey
Re: Mpeg streamclip vs Compressor
on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:32:14 am

From Craig's experience it sounds like MPEG Streamclip won't give you the absolute best quality encodes on the market but considering it's FREE it pushes out very decent results.

I guess it depends on your needs/budget.

Telestream Episode will set you back $500 and Sorenson Squeeze, $800.


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Andrew Stuckey
Re: Mpeg streamclip vs Compressor
on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:21:23 am

Good experiences with MPEG Streamclip.

Biggest strengths I've seen...
- Quick (so much faster than Compressor even when run through several virtual clusters)
- Great quality (depending on the codec and format used)
- Accepts many input formats
- Supports many output formats
- Can install additional codecs such as x264 (highly recommended for great quality H264/mp4 encoding).

The only caution I would note is that development can be slow. So it might lag behind more progressive programs. (Although they did release a new beta version in August 2011.)

I haven't tried everything with it by all means. I'm sure there's plenty it can't do, but a big thumbs up from me so far. :D


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Russ Carlin
Re: Mpeg streamclip vs Compressor
on Mar 6, 2012 at 4:21:48 pm

Cheers mate, yea i think i'll stick with it and see how i get on i guess! Can't afford to for out $500!

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Will Sanchez
Re: Mpeg streamclip vs Compressor
on Dec 20, 2012 at 8:15:18 pm

how do you install x264 into Mpeg? I do <3 Mpeg
I started using it to create HD videos. I discovered if you use multi-pass Mpeg goes into an infinite loop. This is a video 29 minutes long exported from FCP7 reference QT 1080i file. Single-pass looks great -


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