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Episode 6.4.2.44
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Professional media encoding application.   Demo ($495.00)
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Episode is a powerful cross-platform desktop media encoding application for Mac and Windows. It offers the highest quality and fastest desktop encoding for content repurposing for distribution to Web, DVD, mobile phones and portable devices. Includes: extensive format support in/out including superior quality Flash 8/9 encoding, presets and filters, watch folders, batch processing of 25 jobs and Compressor plug-in.

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    What's New
    Version 6.4.2.44:
    • Added new 'manual' connection method for connecting to clusters on different subnets
    • X264 encoding included on all Episode license levels
    • Added support for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Added a checkmark to the Preview menu to indicate size selected
    • "CHANGED" banner now disappears after saving modified workflow
    • Fixed encoder inspector scrolling issue
    • Fixed issue causing a green line to appear after transcoding from AVC Intra 100 progressive source files
    • Fixed priority slider in Status window not drawing correctly in OSX 10.9
    • Fixed intermittent stop button failure in cluster configuration
    • Task history now loads on re-launch when status window is in task only view
    • Fixed issue causing an error re-installing after removing Episode using the procedures outlined in the manual
    Version 6.4.2.44:
    • Added new 'manual' connection method for connecting to clusters on different subnets
    • X264 encoding included on all Episode license levels
    • Added support for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Added a checkmark to the Preview menu to indicate size selected
    • "CHANGED" banner now disappears after saving modified workflow
    • Fixed encoder inspector more...
    Requirements
    • Intel
    • OS X 10.7 or later
    • QuickTime 7 or later



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    Episode User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 6.x:
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    BigJohnson commented on 02 Jul 2013
    Hey telestream:

    The screenshot is supposed to get LARGER when clicked. I can't read a single thing in it because it's too small.
    [Version 6.4.1.11]


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    Mac Adam commented on 05 Feb 2010
    Last is 5.3.1,
    I have some problems with aspect ratio 16:9 in Quicktime…
    [Version 5.3]


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    Darwin9 commented on 19 Dec 2008
    I tried the demo version of Episode after feeling very limited by the lack of certain higher end features on applications like VisualHub and AudialHub, which i used for video and audio conversion respectively. They were both amazing applications for most purposes but have now regrettably been discontinued.

    Despite the extremely limiting 20 second clip demo conversions i was extremely impressed by the clean interface, smooth and uncomplicated conversion workflow, wide choice of codecs and presets, and the speed and quality of the results.

    This is definitely software that does what i need, and does it well, but there is one thing that is preventing me from purchasing. Yes the price is very high considering there are many decent cheap (or free) video converters out there, but you get what you pay for and Episode is a high end application with a smooth professional feel to it...

    So why then do they cripple their $500 high end software by imposing a 25 item batch limit?!?! I mean you have this amazing conversion engine which is the same on the desktop and pro versions, and i can understand paying extra for the pro version to gain the pro features like high quality broadcast and surround applications, but for $500 i would expect unlimited batch processing and wont pay this price for such a limitation.
    [Version 5.1]


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    Jimge commented on 27 Feb 2007
    Aha - I tracked down (on SoftPedia). Trial version encodings are limited to 20 seconds. That is a shame - hardly enough to evaluate.

    I am sure that the developer loses potential sales that way. Many people (like me) make their purchase based on actual full use for one or two small projects, rather than the disabled or time-limited version.

    Here is some advice - if you prefer, shorten the evaluation period to just two weeks, but allow people to have full functionality to try for this time. That way, serious testers find out how good and indispensible the product really is, and will gladly pony up the dollars to buy.

    And if you are afraid that some people will exploit you and dowload a freebie so they can use it a few times then not buy it, do you think these users would buy it anyway?

    How about it guys? Here is a Cleaner user, waiting to take advantage of the cross-grade offer. I just want to try it properly before I decide.
    [Version 4.2.2]


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    Jimge commented on 26 Feb 2007
    Downloaded this to evaluate and compare with Cleaner 6.5 as my video compression tool of choice, with a committed view to purchase if it excelled.

    However, I ran into a short time-limit on conversions. Was this the case? 30 days is plenty to evaluate, even 15 days.

    But a 30-second limit does not let me compare. I need to test the full capacity to render a couple files in total. Even a week's trial would be OK with a full version.

    But don't be parsimonious (stingy) with the length of clip. So what if a few people use it once or twice for a job they need and don't buy. You lose more sales to folks like myself who say, "Well, if I cannot really tell how good it is, I will pass."

    Or did I miss a setting somewhere?

    Very serious question.
    [Version 4.2.2]


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    Jeff-H. commented on 01 Jan 2007
    Autodesk Cleaner is $599...this does a comparible job, and it's nearly $200 cheaper.
    [Version 4.2.1]

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    Flip4mac (developer) replied on 07 Feb 2007
    Episode is $395, is updated more frequently and includes more codecs. If you own Cleaner you can crossgrade for only $195.

    see web page
    http://www.flip4mac.com/episode_cleaner_offer.htm
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    Sheik Yerbouty replied on 09 Nov 2007
    for 23$, Visualhub converted files that Episode Pro didn't. Ok, Visualhub might not be enough for professional users but it's still a great program. Actually it's an amazing program for 23 dollars. I have Episode Pro, but for my needs I have enough with Visualhub, much easier to use and converts allmost evey file a throw at. Can't say the same for Episode Pro.
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    Corpsecorps commented on 06 Nov 2006
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    Looks good, but $400?!
    [Version 4.1.3]


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    nicelodeon commented on 18 Sep 2006
    HE-AAC+PS (aacPlus v2) doesn't work! At least on PPC.
    A real pitty as this is the only Mac software that supports it. Otherwise a great piece of software!
    [Version 4.1.1]


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    turntablerocker commented on 08 Aug 2006
    Tried this version (4.0) as well as 4.0.1 from popwire website under 10.4.7 on a Dual G5 2GB system, but the application is closing down before the window can even open up. Also does not write ANY crash log. Tried uninstalling, turning off ANY other 3rd party applications, but still no go.

    Any clue?
    [Version 4.0]


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    MadMacMad reviewed on 02 Jun 2006
    i have tried Cleaner 6.5, Apple Compressor and Compression Master. Well to make it short Compression Master is for me the best one. The Software works now on Intel Mac's and has awesome Encoding Results with all Formats even Mpeg 2...
    Try it by yourself !!!
    [Version 4.0]


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    mac adam had trouble on 17 Aug 2008
    Lots of Problems with MacPro by encoding VOB !!!
    Deamon Crash, or stop to works alone…
    Please Update
    [Version 5.0.1]



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    adbnd rated on 14 May 2013

    [Version 6.4.0.50]



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    Christa_1980 rated on 08 Mar 2012

    [Version 6.2.2]



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    JohnKHeath rated on 22 Oct 2011

    [Version 6.2.0.35]


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    License:Demo
    Date:04 Feb 2014
    Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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    Episode is a powerful cross-platform desktop media encoding application for Mac and Windows. It offers the highest quality and fastest desktop encoding for content repurposing for distribution to Web, DVD, mobile phones and portable devices. Includes: extensive format support in/out including superior quality Flash 8/9 encoding, presets and filters, watch folders, batch processing of 25 jobs and Compressor plug-in.

    Format Flexibility
    • Current and emerging video & audio file format support: SD & HD, in and out
    • Import virtually any file format, including broadcast/professional formats
    • Encode to WM9, VC-1, Flash 8/9, H.264, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DV, 3GPP/2, M4A, MOV, QT and much more
    Speed
    • Fastest encoding speeds available in a desktop encoder
    Ultimate Quality
    • Optimized codecs, filters extensive fine-tuning compression capabilities allow you to generate the highest-quality media files
    • Superior Flash 8/9 quality included
    Easy to Use
    • Intuitive user interface with powerful preview window
    • Predefined or customized encoding settings for beginners & pros alike
    • Watch folders for automated encoding
    • Batch processing of up to 25 jobs
    Scalable: desktop to server solution
    • Upgrade to Episode Pro to get advanced professional formats and increased capacity with unlimited batch processing
    • Upgrade to scalable server-based Episode Engine with ultra-fast job processing for high-volume, time-critical workflows


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