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Old October 17th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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Better FLV - Squeeze or Flix Pro?

I'm going to be doing a lot of FLV videos soon... What's better to use for encoding FLV video, Sorenson Squeeze or On2 Flix Pro?

And why?
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Old October 17th, 2006, 09:52 PM   #2
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For all compression needs including Flash FLV's and SWF's (w option), you should try the new product called "Episode." Check it out at flipformac.com

I have it and so far, I like it a lot. VERY versatile and easy to use. It also has a feature that I no other compressor has that I know if: the ability to add window burned timecode on the file.

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Old October 17th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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it's for PCs or Mac?
I'm on a PC
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Old October 17th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #4
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Looks like Mac-only to me...
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:20 PM   #5
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ok so back to sorenson or flix pro?
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Old October 18th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #6
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Sorenson Squeeze is a compression suite; not a codec. On2 Flix Pro, on the other hand, uses the VP6 codec. Use the former for Quicktime and the latter for Flash.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:07 AM   #7
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Ah yes, sorry. Episode is Mac-only.

Sorenson is a codec, while Squeeze is their app for compression.

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Old October 18th, 2006, 11:57 AM   #8
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Oh I see...I also have Vegas which encodes to quicktime. Is Sorenson Squeeze a better app to use for encoding that format? What about WMV?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #9
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If you have Vegas, you might as well use that for Quicktime to skip an intermediate step. I get great H.264 encodes with Vegas' Mainconcept plug-in.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 01:09 PM   #10
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you mean MainConcept's H.264 encoder right?
http://www.mainconcept.com/site/index.php?id=811
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Old October 19th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #11
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Correct......
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Old October 19th, 2006, 04:41 PM   #12
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Hmmmm...

What is the advantage of using one these encoders over using the native Flash video encoder? Or is this just for people who don't have the developers version of Flash?

Episode looks nice, but the $500/$1000 tag for Flash-enabled is steep unless you are getting some really nice quality improvement.

I have been very happy with the native Flash batch encoder so far.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #13
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Flash is one thing, Quicktime is another. If you get Flix Pro, you will be able to make Flash 8 (VP6.2) videos in VBR. Vegas can not do that. After Effects 7 can make Flash 8 videos, but not in VBR.
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