Sorenson Squeeze

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Sorenson Squeeze
Developer(s) Sorenson Media, Inc.
Initial release 2001 (2001)
Stable release 10.0
Development status Active
Operating system Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Macintosh 10.6 or later
Available in English
Type Video Compression
License Proprietary

Sorenson Squeeze is a compression suite for video. It encodes to multiple formats including QuickTime, Windows Media, Flash Video, Silverlight, WebM & WMV. It uses multiple codecs, including the Sorenson codecs SV3 Pro and Spark, H.265, H.264, H.263, VP6, VC1, MPEG2, and many others. Squeeze operates on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Squeeze offers native plugins to Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere (CS4, CS5) NLEs. Sorenson Squeeze is available via electronic download or CD.


Squeeze includes a number of features to improve video & audio quality. Features include: GPU accelerated H.264 encoding, adaptive bitrate encoding, HD encoding and Dolby certified AC3 Audio. Intelligent encoding presets available in Squeeze include: x265 (H.265) Mainconcept H.264 and Mainconcept H.264 CUDA. Adaptive bitrate encoding allows for optimal bitrate and error resilience based on network conditions, resulting in a dynamic adjustment of the video bitstream being delivered.

Each copy of Squeeze includes the Dolby Certified AC3 Consumer encoder. Squeeze also includes a simplified review and approval process, which allows the user to automatically send secure, password protected videos for immediate review. Instant feedback is received via Web or mobile.


  • Sorenson Squeeze 3 was announced in 2001.[1]
  • Sorenson Squeeze for Macromedia Flash MX was announced in 2002.[2]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 5 was released on March 31, 2008.[3]
  • Sorenson Squeeze was updated to version 5.1 on May 11, 2009.[4]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 6 was released on November 3, 2009. [5]
  • Sorenson Squeeze 7 was released January 25, 2011. [6]


  • Streaming Media magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Encoding Software for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.[7]
  • 2008 Vanguard Award from Digital Content Producer magazine [8]

Squeeze 7 System Requirements[edit]


  • Pentium IV-based computer or greater
  • Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • 32- and 64-bit compatible (including AVID 64-bit update); Faster performance on 64-bit systems
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 120 MB available hard drive space
  • QuickTime 7.2 or later
  • DirectX 9.0b or later


  • Intel-based processor
  • Mac OS 10.4 or later
  • 32- and 64-bit compatible; Faster performance on 64-bit systems
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 120 MB available hard drive space
  • QuickTime 7.2 or later

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