In general, Cleaner 5 receives a number of performance enhancements. Terran says the whole video engine has been reworked for better speed and output. It also gains Velocity support on the Power Mac G4. Terran has said that although the initial release of Cleaner 5 would not include coding specifically for dual-processor G4s, it did pick up some incidental speed gains anyway. At this point I can't give you any quantitative results of tests between Media Cleaner Pro 4 and Cleaner 5 because I don't have any. Nor have I tested it on a dual-processor Mac. (We'll have to see how good Santa Claus thinks I've been this year before I can start providing those kinds of tests.)
Cleaner 5 also lifts the 2 GB barrier on movie files, allowing you to encode files of any size, provided you have enough disk space.
In terms of audio, it can read AIFF/AIFC, AU, Audio CD (Mac only!), DV, MP3, QuickTime, Sound Designer II and WAV. (Note that it can pull an audio file straight off an audio CD on the Mac. The file is then saved in a folder on you hard drive for later processing, if desired.) It can save audio in AIFF, DV, MP3, QuickTime, RealSystem 8, System 7 Sound, Wave and Windows Media formats.
It can also read animated GIFs, Flash files, FLC/FLI, PICS and series of still images and output to FLC and image sequences. Finally, it can read just about any still image format (but not CMYK images) and output to BMP, JPEG/JFIF, PICT, PNG and QTIF (QuickTime Image File). What's more, Cleaner 5 lets you convert between certain formats without loss or recompression, such as QuickTime to AVI.
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