I don't like Compressor's MPEG-2 encoding. It's not horrible, but it could be a lot better, especially in its handling of darker shades (black shirts look horrible and artifacty no matter what the bitrate or GOP, for example). Are there any other Mac OS X based MPEG-2 compressors you can recommend? Free would be ideal, but not necessary because I know "free" and "good" are rare. As long as I can have control over GOP structure, bitrates, passes, keyframes, etc (so not just "presets"). Linux encoder would be interesting too. I used to use TMPGEnc back in the day on Windows to do MPEG-1 stuff, I liked the controls, so that's the kind of thing I would like most. Sooo to sum up, what OS X or Linux MPEG-2 encoders do you guys like? Thanks.