Video Essentials

WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

In this video evaluation, Jan Ozer looks at and evaluates five popular WebM encoders:

  • Miro Video Encoder
  • Firefogg
  • Wildfrom Flix WebM
  • Telestream Episode Pro
  • Sorenson Squeeze 7

You’ll learn why some are quite good and others aren’t worth your time. Ozer shows video samples of each so you can judge for yourself.


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  1. Excellent break down, I see a lot of “WebM encoding tools” lists with these tools on them where the author hasn’t bothered to review their output as thought it’s enough that they encode to WebM. So, thanks!

    Posted by Steve | January 21, 2011, 11:19 pm
    • Steve:

      Thanks, that’s why I looked at them. Seems that there’s a prevailing thought with open source tools that it’s enough to simply produce the file. Unfortunately, if you’re trying to actually distribute the files in some mission critical way, that’s not enough.

      Thanks again for your thoughts!


      Posted by jan | January 23, 2011, 9:33 am
  2. Thanks for the quick overview. We are invested in Telestream’s tools (Episode engine) for other encoding, and given that I think we’ll continue to work in that environment rather than add Sorenson just for this. They have been good about upgrading and fixing things. And frankly, WebM isn’t something mission-critical at this point, it’s more of a “nice-to-have.” We are still firmly committed to H.264 either through HTML5 or Flash.

    Always appreciate reading and watching your reviews.

    Posted by Colin W. | January 25, 2011, 9:32 am
  3. What about free SUPER?

    Posted by smartsaga | January 25, 2011, 11:47 am
  4. Thanks for making this available. Are you planning to caption this? Two members of my team are Deaf and the video isn’t accessible to them.

    Posted by Clare Dygert | January 25, 2011, 12:43 pm
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