March 3, 2011

Five H.264 encoding tools compared

Jan Ozer posted a video comparing the performance, quality, and H.264 controls of Adobe Media Encoder (AME), Apple Compressor, Microsoft Expression Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze, and Telestream Episode Pro. The best quality was produced by 3 apps that license the Main Concept codec.

Adobe's AME (bundled with Premiere) is the fastest, produces about as high quality as others, though the controls are limited. Also embedded below is a demo of AME by John Dickinson.


Anonymous said...

why was mpeg streamclip not included in the tests? costs nothing and (in my experience) beats almost any other software out there (except for a few features or mpeg2 encoding).

Rich said...

Mac or Windows? What codec?