In announcing the public beta of Sorenson Squeeze Compression Suite 4.2 for Windows and Squeeze 4.2 for Macromedia Flash for Windows, the company revealed that the release includes support for Macromedai Flash Player 8. This support means the integration of the professional version of the VP6 encoder from On2 Technologies. Sorenson Squeeze 4.2 also sports a new FLV player and new Flash Player templates.
During encoding to VP6/Flash 8 2-pass VBR encoding is supported.
The beta version is available for free download now. Squeeze 4.2 is a free upgrade to owners of Squeeze 4 or later. Squeeze 4.2 for Windows is targeted for a third Quarter final release, with a Macintosh version expected in the last Quarter of the year. To encode to VP6/Flash 8, the pro version of the On2 VP6 codec will need to be purchased separately and is available for US$199.