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  • Compressor vs Episode

    Posted by Rob Gutermuth on June 4, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    Hi All – I was just wondering if the new release of Compressor can give me as fantastic a result as episode does for my MPEG2 files I use for DVD authoring… (source is 1080i)

    I know episode is a few years out of date, but it’s still great software for making high quality MPEG 2 files. I replaced compressor with that, years ago, but now since it’s no longer around, I wondered how many of you use it?


    Jiya JiyaHana replied 4 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Craig Seeman

    August 28, 2023 at 4:16 am

    I was a big Telestream Episode user back in the day. Actually started using it when it was still Compression Master owned by Popwire, which Telestream bought. I used Episode right up to the point Telestream killed it.

    Given Episode development stopped many years ago I don’t think anyone has attempted a comparison with the current version of Apple Compressor. Episode certainly had a lot more control and settings. But the demand for MPEG 2 has probably been in decline which means this testing is even less likely.

    Sorry, but it would be interesting and maybe just a bit academic if someone tested this.

  • Jiya JiyaHana

    January 20, 2024 at 9:57 pm

    Yes it’s great, it offers modern features and optimizations. Many users have successfully transitioned from Episode to Compressor and are satisfied with the results.

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