Sorenson Squeeze

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Sorenson Squeeze
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Developer(s)Sorenson Media, Inc.
Initial releaseOctober 29, 2001; 17 years ago (2001-10-29)
Stable release
10.0
Operating systemWindows 7/8, Mac OS X 10.8 or greater
Available inEnglish
TypeVideo compression
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.sorensonmedia.com

Sorenson Squeeze was a software video encoding tool used to compress and convert video and audio files on Mac OS X or Windows operating systems. It was sold as a standalone tool and has also long been bundled with Avid Media Composer.[1]

History[edit]

Sorenson Squeeze was first announced on July 17, 2001 as the first variable bit rate (VBR) compression application for Mac OS X,[2][3] and was released on October 29 of that same year.[4] By March 2002 Sorenson Squeeze was also available for Windows OS.[5] Sorenson Squeeze was originally released as a tool for encoding videos for the Web and QuickTime playback but began adding new codecs[6][7][8] as more versions were released.

The software was discontinued by Sorenson in January 2019, and correspondingly was no longer offered as part of Avid Media Composer. [9]

Features[edit]

Squeeze included a number of features to improve video & audio quality. Features included: GPU accelerated H.264 encoding, adaptive bitrate encoding, HD encoding and Dolby certified AC3 Audio. Intelligent encoding presets available in Squeeze included: x265 (H.265) MainConcept H.264 and MainConcept H.264 CUDA. Adaptive bitrate encoding allows for optimal bitrate and error resilience based on network conditions, resulting in a dynamic adjustment of the video bitstream being delivered.

It encoded to multiple formats including QuickTime, Windows Media, Flash Video, Silverlight, WebM & WMV, it uses multiple codecs, including the Sorenson codecs SV3 Pro and Spark, H.265, H.264, H.263, VP6, VC1, MPEG2, and many others. Squeeze operates on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Squeeze offers native plugins to Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere (CS4, CS5) NLEs.

Each copy of Squeeze included the Dolby Certified AC3 Consumer encoder. Squeeze also included a simplified review and approval process, which allows the user to automatically send secure, password protected videos for immediate review. Instant feedback is received via Web or mobile.

Versions[edit]

  • Sorenson Squeeze was released on October 29, 2001.[10]
  • Sorenson Squeeze for Macromedia Flash MX was released on March 14, 2002.[11][12]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 3 for MPEG-4 was released in January 2003.[13]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 3 Compression Suite was released in January 2003.[14]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 5 was released on March 31, 2008.[15]
  • Sorenson Squeeze was updated to version 5.1 on May 11, 2009.[16]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 6 was released on November 3, 2009.[17]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 7 was released January 25, 2011.[18]

Awards[edit]

  • Streaming Media magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Encoding Software for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.[19]
  • 2008 Vanguard Award from Digital Content Producer magazine [20]

Squeeze 7 system requirements[edit]

Windows

  • Pentium IV-based computer or greater
  • Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • 32- and 64-bit compatible (including AVID 64-bit update); Faster performance on 64-bit systems
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 120 MB available hard drive space
  • QuickTime 7.2 or later
  • DirectX 9.0b or later

Macintosh

  • Intel-based processor
  • Mac OS 10.4 or later
  • 32- and 64-bit compatible; Faster performance on 64-bit systems
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 120 MB available hard drive space
  • QuickTime 7.2 or later

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-06-18. Archived from the original on June 18, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-02-12. Archived from the original on February 12, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "Sorensen Video 3.1, Squeeze released". Macworld. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  4. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-04-13. Archived from the original on April 13, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2002-10-16. Archived from the original on October 16, 2002. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  6. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2002-06-07. Archived from the original on June 7, 2002. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  7. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-02-01. Archived from the original on February 1, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-04-10. Archived from the original on April 10, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  9. ^ connect.avid.com https://connect.avid.com/index.php/email/emailWebview?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWkRVd01qTmxOMlU0TjJGaSIsInQiOiJSRzk0dmkrbzQra0RWK2p1UWt3cE54QysydlZ2eHZOZ0RxZVllRmRmcEpWTktUalc5ZE1cL2RQV1hBTlJjMGJiOXVpK2RiSXdWRFYra2JBY1FVS05WVk5lVjRFd1huWFF6cUxuc25jZHNGZUVrZVcxdUxVVFREWkRCZ3BIQ0wxaUQifQ==. Retrieved 2019-01-08. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-04-13. Archived from the original on April 13, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  11. ^ Adobe (2002-03-04) Macromedia - Press room : Macromedia and Sorenson Media Bring Video to Macromedia Flash Content and Applications Archived 2006-06-18 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on 2009-08-23
  12. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-02-12. Archived from the original on February 12, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-04-02. Archived from the original on April 2, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  14. ^ "Sorenson Media - Quality Video for the Web". 2003-04-02. Archived from the original on April 2, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-16.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  15. ^ Sorenson Media/Business Wire (2008-03-21)[dead link]
  16. ^ HighBeam[dead link]
  17. ^ http://news.creativecow.net/story/862840
  18. ^ http://www.macworld.com/article/157329/2011/01/squeeze7.html
  19. ^ Schumacher-Rasmussen, Eric (December 2010). "The Envelope Please: The 2010 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners". streamingmedia.com.
  20. ^ Boyer,Trevor (1 December 2008). "Vanguard Awards 2008". millimeter/Digital Content Producer.

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