I use Compressor daily and love it. What sort of issues are you having? If you have access to Media Encoder, give it a spin. As to alternatives, each has pros and cons. What sort of transcoding do you need done?
Telestream Flip is subscription based and starts at $99 USD per month. I don't consider that an alternative to Compressor, I consider that very much enterprise-level post-production. Not sure how many of us could afford $99/month for transcoding.
Hey all...thanks for the input...The problem is baffling. I do all sorts of encoding from long form training films to short social medial stuff...in mostly 4K but still some 1080P. I have 4 production iMacs...the main workstation is an iMac Pro (3 Ghz
+ Intel Zeon W, 64GB Ram , 10 Core etc),
Compressor simply does not seem to like this machine. Sometimes it works fine. Other times it will hang just before it finishes processing. The time counter keeps going but processing has clearly stopped. Other times is will create the compressed video but that video will just freeze at some point...useless. I have done all the standard repair steps...s[ent more time that I care to think about with Apple Pro Apps support (and they are baffled). I have trashed and clean reinstalled the app lots of times.
The real killer? If I use compressor on any of my other machines it works fine. So sure I can drop the master file onto a transfer drive to do it on another machine but who needs that nonsense. The is killing my workflow.