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Squeeze Desktop

The Best Video Encoder Just Got Better.

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The Best Video Encoder Just Got Better.

For over 10 years, Sorenson Media has produced Squeeze, a powerful and easy-to-use encoding tool for rendering the highest-quality video and audio files. The desktop software includes NLE plug-ins for Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere to streamline professional video workflows. Squeeze supports one of the most extensive collections of input and output formats commonly used today and is perfect for rendering media files for the web, cell phones, disc players, and Apple’s iOS devices. The advanced features of Squeeze meet the demands of professional multimedia creators and offers a vast selection of customized encoding presets that require only limited knowledge of the complexities of video encoding.

Why Squeeze?

Squeeze Desktop is Sorenson Media’s workhorse video encoding tool that will render the highest-quality video and audio files for professionals and hobbyists alike. Manipulate resolution, file output, and other specifications to create the finished video product you need. Use Squeeze to encode videos that you’ve created in Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere to ensure that they come out looking as good as you imagined. Or use Squeeze to update your home movies so you can share them at a family reunion. Whatever the reason, Squeeze is your best video encoding option. Squeeze supports the most common input and output formats to ensure that your video can be shown virtually anywhere. Check out the different versions of Squeeze to find which best meets your needs.

New in Squeeze 10


HEVC is designed to double the data compression compared to AVC/H.264.


We’ve added VP9, the successor to VP8. VP9 reduces the bit rate by up to 50% compared to VP8.

Closed Caption Insertion

Import a separate .scc file and video file. Squeeze 10 will link the two together into broadcast streams.

Multi-Rate Bundle Encoding

Automatically packages files for Apple HLS, Adobe Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, MPEG DASH, and MP4. Five times faster than encoding separately!

HLS Encryption

This new HLS security feature utilizes customized root URLs in manifest files in order to serve index files and media files from different locations.

4K Presets

Preliminary 4K support – Two 4K presets have been added including H.264 and x265.

Versions of Squeeze for Everyone

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Squeeze 10 Lite

The Foundation of Squeeze 10 and Video Encoding.

  • Simple Format Conversion: MP4/WebM
  • Multiple Publishing Options
  • H.264 Support
  • VP8 Support
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Squeeze 10 Standard

The Professional's Choice for Video Encoding.

  • Dozens of Supported Formats
  • VP9 Support
  • 4K Presets (H.264)
  • Multi-rate Bundle Encoding
  • FREE Squeeze Stream Account
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Squeeze 10 Pro

Adds Robust Mezzanine Codecs to Squeeze 10

  • Closed Caption Insertion
  • HEVC/x265
  • Apple ProRes (Mac Only)
  • Avid DNxHD
  • FREE Squeeze Stream Account

Check out how we stack up against the competition

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Each Version

Features Squeeze Lite Squeeze Standard Squeeze Pro
NLE Plugins
Simple Format Conversion MP4/WebM MP4/MOV/MKV MP4/MOV/MKV
4K Presets H.264 H.264
Adaptive Bitrate Support (4 Flavors)
Squeeze Server Integration
Free Lifetime Squeeze Stream Account
Closed Caption Insertion
Avid DNxHD
Supported Formats:    Lite   | Standard   |   Pro

Squeeze was the fastest single file encoder that I saw on both Mac and Windows, often beating other desktop encoding tools by as much as 500%.

~ Jan Ozer, Streaming Media Magazine