MPEG-2 Compressor? (other than Compressor.app)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ppc_michael, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. ppc_michael Guest

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    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. :)
     
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  3. ppc_michael thread starter Guest

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    Thanks, I do love that app for other media conversions, but for MPEG 2 it doesn't give much control over the compression.

    But yeah, thanks for the suggestion!
     
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  5. ppc_michael thread starter Guest

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    Oou this looks really good, thank you!!
     

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