.SQZ File Extension
File Type 1Squeeze Project File
What is an SQZ file?
Project file created by Squeeze, a program used for transcoding video data; saved in an XML format and contains encoding settings for video files as well as a historical record of conversions; may include options for converting video using remote cloud resources on a Squeeze Server; only stores references to imported video files and does not include the actual video data.
Squeeze supports a wide variety of input and output video file formats, as well as many options for converting the video. Users can choose the video container, codec, aspect ratio, and many more options. Users can also specify publishing options for YouTube, Amazon Web Services, or other online services.
NOTE: Sorenson Squeeze was discontinued in 2018.
File Type 2The Master Genealogist Backup Project
.SQZ File Association 2
An SQZ file is a backup project created by The Master Genealogist, a Windows program used to document the genealogy of people. It contains a Zip-compressed backup of a project, which includes database, documentation, and configuration files.
SQZ files are meant to be opened by The Master Genealogist. But you can also manually open SQZ files with a Zip decompression program. To do this, rename the ".sqz" extension to ".zip" then extract the ZIP file to view its contents.
NOTE: The Master Genealogist was discontinued in 2014.