Sorenson Media has released Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 for Mac and Windows systems.

The company claims its software is three times faster than the preceeding iteration. This version also adds new 3GPP, PSP, Blu-ray and HD-DVD presets and DVD disc burning. It works natively on both PowerPC and Intel-for-Mac using Universal binary code and integrates support for the H.264 standard.

Sorenson Squeeze lets users compress and share videos on CDs, DVDs or over the web by importing digitised video files, reference movies, or digital camera output and publishing it in any of the leading video production application formats or digital distribution options.

"We are delighted to present Squeeze 4.5. We believe users will find this new version speeds up encoding, gives them more choices and allows them more flexibility," said Matt Cupal, president and COO of Sorenson Media.

Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 PowerPack for Mac costs $799 new; $79.00 as an upgrade to owners of version 4.x.