Stockholm, Sweden’s Popwire Technology on Thursday announced the release of
3.1, an upgrade to their video encoding software for Mac OS X. New to this release is support for Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” and QuickTime v7. The update is free for existing users; a full license costs US$395.
Compression Master lets you add multiple encoding settings onto multiple content files. Supported formats include MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime, 3GPP, Windows and Real Media. Enhancements in this release include support for H.264 (Advanced Video Codec, or AVC), Windows Media MBR, High Definition (HD), Flash video and full QuickTime video integration.
Popwire chief technology officer Kay Johansson said in a statement that the company considers H.264 to be a “preview technology,” but is taking stems to extend and develop H.264 support in Compression Master 3 to improve its quality and speed.
System requirements call for a G4 or better, 512MB RAM, QuickTime 6.5 or later and Mac OS X v10.3 or later.