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Squeeze the Most Out of Your Video Platform

Posted on 5.20.2012

Sorenson Media has recently made available the latest version of Squeeze, the company’s encoding and transcoding application, which will be known as Sorenson Squeeze 8.5.

This will be the fastest version of the app; these speed increases are based on process improvements in the program’s encoding engine. Among these changes are single output acceleration, which optimizes each of the major output formats (including mp4, MOV, MwebM and MKV), and drives the engine with parallel, rather than sequence, processing.

This means that the app will systematically break decoded, compressed video files into separate content “chunks” and partition them simultaneously across multiple CPUs, resulting in speed improvements that average 200 faster than Squeeze 8.

Version 8.5 also features Intel quick sync optimization for Intel’s Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, faster adaptive bitrate encoding that also uses parallel processing, and complete CPU control, giving users the ability to choose how to throttle CPU encoding through the use of an intuitive slider bar.

Using seamless integration and free permanent storage with Sorenson’s online video platform (OVP) Sorenson 360, Squeeze 8.5 lets users encode and upload video files to the cloud, where they can be stored and distributed directly from the Squeeze interface. Here, they will be available for a review and approval process, which has been streamlined by eliminating steps requiring burning/delivering DVDs or using file sharing services that aren’t optimized for video sharing.

Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 also features an enhanced user interface that comes with a new rich text editor and allows users to send existing video content already in the Sorenson 360 OVP for review and approval without requiring them to re-encode.

Squeeze 8.5 is now available for $799, with Squeeze 8.5 Pro being offered for $999. Current Squeeze 8 customers will be able to upgrade free for a limited time and will receive 5 GB of permanent storage and use of all Sorenson 360 features for free.

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