Telestream ( has announced that its
Episode Series desktop media encoding products have expanded to offer
cross-platform compatibility. With new support for both Mac OS X and
Windows Episode and Episode Pro applications encode media to
virtually every video and audio file format.

Episode provides an encoding toolset designed to simplify content
repurposing for distribution to the growing number of digital media
channels such as web, DVD, IPTV, mobile phones and portable devices.
In addition to cross-platform compatibility, Telestream announced the
addition of watch folders for Episode desktop products. This feature
enables users to drop finished projects into folders for automatic

Episode desktop encoders are available in two versions. Episode
(US$495) imports virtually any file format, including broadcast and
professional formats and encodes media to all major web, DVD
authoring, mobile and portable device formats, including Flash 8/9,
Windows Media, QuickTime, H.264, VC-1, 3GPP, MPEG-1/2/4 and more.
Episode Pro ($995) includes all of the same features and formats plus
encoding to high-end broadcast and professional formats such as GXF,
MXF, High Profile DVCPRO HD, mobile multi-bit rate and more.