updated 01:20 pm EST, Wed December 5, 2007
Squeeze 4.8 for Flash
Sorenson Media on Wednesday released Sorenson Squeeze 4.8 for Adobe Flash. On the heels of Adobe's Flash Player 9 Update 3 with H.264 video support, the company said that the upgrade enables users of Sorenson Media's application to encode MPEG-4 video compatible with the newly-released Adobe Flash 9 Update 3 software, using the H.264/AVC, AAC and HE-AAC codecs. The "true" MPEG-4 files are also compatible with popular devices such as Apple's iPod and Sony's PSP, the company noted. Sorenson has also included other MPEG-4 variants within Squeeze 4.8 Flash, including the ability to encode into MPEG-4 Part 10 or 3GPP formats. In addition to the H.264 support, two other Flash-based codecs are also available: Sorenson Spark Pro and, for an additional $100 purchase, the On2 VP6 Pro Encoder plug-in.
"MPEG-4 is a great addition to the Adobe Flash player, but not all MPEG-4 video will play in the Flash player," said Matt Cupal, president and COO of Sorenson Media. "Sorenson Squeeze 4.8 for Flash simplifies the producer's job by automatically constraining their video to something Flash will accept. This is another example of what makes Sorenson Squeeze the most popular and easiest-to-use compression application on the market."
Sorenson Squeeze 4.8 for Adobe Flash is available for both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. It is available immediately for electronic download only for $200 or as a $50 upgrade to owners of version 4.5.