Price When Reviewed: 250 . 65 . 111
Pros: Simple and intuitive interface, multiple export formats, high quality results, and cutting edge codec support.
Cons: There’s no Windows output for Mac users, no media viewer, and no direct upload facility.
The latest version of Sorenson’s Squeeze Compression Suite takes a slight departure, looks-wise, from its predecessors. Although it retains the simplistic and intuitive workflow the interface is more akin to higher-end video solutions with dark windows sporting orange and white highlights. The result is an industrial and purposeful look.
An instruction manual is included as a PDF on CD. At over 160 pages the lack of a printed manual is a major oversight, especially for users new to Squeeze. However, the program is highly intuitive and anyone with a fraction of compression experience could probably be compressing a file within 10 minutes of opening the program.