Ben Waggoner has been helping Robert X. Cringely with an MPEG-4 encoder evaluation for NerdTV. Ben did all of the encoding, and then stepped out of the way to let Robert and his team pick the best.
Sorenson’s forthcoming Squeeze 3, a $199 MPEG-4 encoder, was unanimously (all viewers determined it did best on all of the samples) chosen as the best.
QuickTime’s MPEG-4 encoder came in dead last. Clearly, avoid QuickTime’s MPEG-4 encoder for professional work. | Post announcing encoder showdown | Post announcing winner | Sorenson Squeeze 3 for MPEG-4 announcement