I’ve been working with Sorenson Squeeze 7 for awhile now, and wanted to share my thoughts and experiences today, the day the software is officially released. If you have Squeeze 6.5 or earlier, the big question is whether you should upgrade or not, so I’ll address that first: The answer is a clear and concise “it depends.” If you’re looking for a way to encode adaptive streams for HTTP Live Streaming, or seeking the best-quality WebM footage, then it’s a yes. If you’re lured by the promise of GPU-accelerated H.264 encoding, then it’s a probably not, at least for the moment. On the other hand, if you’re currently in the market for a new desktop encoder, Squeeze 7 should be number one on your short list.
So let’s proceed through this quickie tour, presented as the Good, the Bad, and the Lovely (click here to view the article).