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Bob Zelin
bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
on Jul 24, 2018 at 12:21:25 am

https://www.sorensonmedia.com/squeeze/

All you old folks - it's over. See you at the cemetery.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
bobzelin@icloud.com


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Shane Ross
Re: bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
on Jul 24, 2018 at 2:04:21 am

I haven't used it in YEARS...nor have many that I know of. That's why it's gone I guess. Compressor and Media Encoder did better jobs. I only used it if I needed ancient codecs...like Sorenson 3, or AVI....from ancient clients.

Shane
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Phillip Byrd
Re: bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
on Jul 24, 2018 at 5:05:27 pm

I'm still using Squeeze with no complaints. I assume I may continue to use my copy after Sept 1.

May I have recommendations for replacement....... preferably free or inexpensive?

Thanks.

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Phillip Byrd
Brandenburg Productions, Inc.
Montclair, NJ USA


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Shane Ross
Re: bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
on Jul 24, 2018 at 7:20:41 pm

Compressor, Media Encoder, Episode (but that's the more expensive one)

Shane
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Jimmy See
Re: bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:58:34 am

If you need free,

  • Da Vinci Resolve Lite has a limited but somewhat useful set of built-in output formats and codecs (no 4K output unless you pay), if you have other paid professional software installed (like Avid) then the list of outputs you can generate increases significantly and includes the DNX range

  • Handbrake is very good for any h264/x264/h265/AVC based output, very nice and easy to use, very feature rich, but pretty much limited to that type of compression

  • FFMPEG command line is near limitless in function but an absolute bastard to use, I keep it on all machines I use as a swiss army knife of video encoding but generally use only for obscure situations where nothing else works

  • FFMPEG with a Graphical User Interface installed on top can work okayish if you can find a decent GUI, but they nearly all seem to drastically limit what you can do despite FFMPEG itself being capable of almost anything. The interface design for most of the GUI's is also usually terrible. One saving grace though, if you're on a mac, and you have at least some money, you can buy a license for iFFMPEG which is a fantastic GUI that turns FFMPEG into something like a fully featured paid encoding package. Costs around 20 Euros at the moment.

  • Avid, (sorta free) since you presumably have this installed already since you're posting in the Avid forum has okay output options based on quicktime and a growing list of MXF output abilities and some specialist broadcast outputs


  • Of course there's lots more free things out there but a lot the 'free'ware stuff outside of open source packages is pretty dodgy and generally not geared to professional use anyway so not worth bothering with. Ultimately, I've found one can't really replicate (well), the function of a fully feature paid encoding suite with any one free alternative and you have to compliment the limitations of one free offering with strengths of another. My favourite paid option remains Adobe Media Encoder especially because if you install other Adobe software that requires video output (eg. Premiere or After Effects), it gets installed with that by default so if you already needed some Adobe stuff, then you have this powerful dual function. That said, you really can do almost anything with FFMPEG and the command line, including things you can't do on most paid packages, it's just so terribly inconvenient to do so.


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    Tim Taylor
    Re: bye bye Sorenson Squeeze
    on Sep 14, 2018 at 4:00:23 pm

    Or reliable .flv encoding. (finally got a client of this format)

    Tim Taylor, Producer/Editor
    RESolution Media Services, LLC


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