Telestream Includes x.264 in Free Episode 6.4 Update

episode.pngIn an uncharacteristically quiet release, Telestream launched Episode 6.4, a free upgrade that includes x264 encoding for all versions. This is essentially a price reduction of around $89 (B&H was still selling the x264 option when I wrote this post). Here’s a snippet from the Product Sheet:

You can click over to the Release Notes, here.

From my perspective, incorporating x.264 into the program is a good move; it’s the go to H.264 codec for most compressionists, and I’m sure having to pay extra stuck in the craw of many buyers. At $594, it also brings the base version of Episode to closer parity with the base version of Sorenson Squeeze ($549).

You can download the update here.

About Jan Ozer

I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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