After I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion several months ago, I was overall pretty happy. The one program that seems to have taken forever to update has been Telestream’s Episode 6. Episode does video transcoding but it’s the best one I’ve seen. I’m not a video production professional so Episode has many features I don’t use; however, it’s very intuitive and pretty fast. But it didn’t work with Lion… until now!
I just received an email from Telestream
The new version is Episode 6.2. You can’t upgrade it from Lion because previous versions crash Lion. You have to download it from Telestream and install it. Grab your Telestream login and go here to download the new version:
I normally don’t write about software updates but I know a lot of people are waiting for this, including me!
Here’s what the installation looked like
So far so good. The installer opened.
Double clicking on the package installer works fine. Here’s the Introduction page of the installer.
I need 204.2 MB of hard disk space. No problem. I just replaced my iMac’s drive with a 2TB drive.. hehe.
Yippee! I’ve been waiting to see this for months. It’s installed, but will it work and not crash? Let’s find out.
It works! Here’s the About dialog box. It’s nice to see my old friend working again.
I think Episode wins the prize for the software taking the longest to get Lion compliant. I didn’t mind too much as I used Handbrake while I waited for Episode. Now that Episode is back, I’ll have to compare it to Handbrake… but that’s another article for another day!
If you haven’t tried Episode yet, take a look at it. It’s really amazing software for transcoding video to distribution formats like MP4.