updated 03:40 pm EDT, Thu October 13, 2005
Compression Master 3.2
Popwire today released a free update to its media desktop coding software, . The application delivers the ability to produce content for DVD, Internet, mobile phones, music services, television, etc., support all common formats such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Quicktime, DV, H.264, H.264 Main Profile, 3GPP, Flash, Windows, Real Media and High Efficiency AAC. Version 3.2 offers a refined user interface and extended format support for High Efficiency AAC, HDV and H.264 Main Profile with B-frames and CABAC. "The support for H.264 in Compression Master enables media professionals to leverage the headway Apple is making in the area of high quality content for download and streaming" says Kay Johansson, CTO at Popwire. It also fully supports multi-threading operation on dual processor Macs for improved performance and allows users to choose which drive to use for scratch disk. Compression Master 3.2 is $500 and requires Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.