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  • Sat, Apr 25 2020 4:08 PM

    • Jim Allan
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    Replacement for Squeeze?

    Hi. Looks like OS Catalina will be the final nail in the coffin for Squeeze, which I have been stubbornly hanging on to. Any recommendations for a replacement moving forward?

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  • Sat, Apr 25 2020 4:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Replacement for Squeeze?

    I like Shutter Encoder. It's easy to use and free.

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  • Sat, Apr 25 2020 4:58 PM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Replacement for Squeeze?

    If it's just to make H.264's...

    Handbrake? (it's also free)

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  • Sun, Apr 26 2020 12:05 AM In reply to

    • Mercer
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    Re: Replacement for Squeeze?

    TotalCode is about the nearest serious equivalent at a similar price to Sorenson, when it was current:

    https://www.mainconcept.com/eu/products/for-professionals/vod-transcoding/totalcode-studio.html

    I think Avid dropped a ball when Neilson bought Sorenson IP for around $10 million - proper affordable encoders - not yet another gui for ffmpeg - are thin on the ground. Avid Media Encoder could have been a fantastic evolution from SS.

    Shutter Encoder is one of the better gui fronts though.

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  • Sun, Apr 26 2020 12:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Replacement for Squeeze?

    Mercer:

    TotalCode is about the nearest serious equivalent at a similar price to Sorenson, when it was current:

    https://www.mainconcept.com/eu/products/for-professionals/vod-transcoding/totalcode-studio.html

    I think Avid dropped a ball when Neilson bought Sorenson IP for around $10 million - proper affordable encoders - not yet another gui for ffmpeg - are thin on the ground. Avid Media Encoder could have been a fantastic evolution from SS.

    Shutter Encoder is one of the better gui fronts though.


    Squeeze, while might have been only $10 million to own, to develop it would have been much more. With Vantage types on the high-end, MediaEncoder / Compressor in the middle and ffmeg GUIs at the free level, Avid Squeeze would have a very narrow path to profitability.

     

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  • Sun, Apr 26 2020 7:54 PM In reply to

    • Jim Allan
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    Re: Replacement for Squeeze?

    Thanks. I'll try a couple of these...

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  • Sun, Apr 26 2020 11:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Replacement for Squeeze?

    Davinci Resolve is pretty awesome encoding h.264/h.265. On my latop it will enconde a 2h file in about 14 mins. You should try it but it requires a beefy machine.

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