In the new Sorenson Squeeze 3.1 from
Sorenson Media, video producers can save and reuse their own video and audio filter settings to quickly batch process video files through the use of Watch Folders. The ability to save filter settings has been one of the most requested features, according to Matt Cupal, vice president of business development and strategy at Sorenson Media.
Squeeze is a Variable Bit Rate (VBR) compression application for QuickTime on Mac OS X. It allows you to encode and deliver QuickTime media for streaming and progressive downloads. Squeeze also offers two-pass VBR and fast-pass VBR and audio VBR for MP3 encoding. The former produces higher-quality video than standard compression with only slightly more processing time. The latter reduces processing time to non-VBR standards, while delivering only slightly lower quality than two-pass VBR compression.
Version 3.1 is a free update for registered users of Sorenson Squeeze 3. For new users the cost is US$499, although Sorenson Media is offering $100 off during May.