VisualHub
VisualHub 1.34.1
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VisualHub bridges the gap between numerous complicated video formatting standards, and people that just want to get the job done - just what you would expect from the Mac.

If you're looking for something a little more flexible, VisualHub's up for that challenge too. An extensive Advanced panel lets you change all pre-set aspects of encoding...and then some.

Based on the popular, award-winning "iSquint" conversion software for iPods. If you've used iSquint, you already know how to use VisualHub. If you've never used iSquint, you won't have a lot of catching up to
What's New
Version 1.34.1:
  • These one-step updaters will fix a show-stopper registration bug preventing proper operation in OS X 10.7 Lion. They do not add new features, and are available as-is for those still using VisualHub and AudialHub.
  • Also, click here to learn more about an unofficial experimental speed boost for VisualHub!
Please note that VisualHub is now discontinued. This updater for OS X 10.7 has been provided by its original developer as a courtesy to its users.
Version 1.34.1:
  • These one-step updaters will fix a show-stopper registration bug preventing proper operation in OS X 10.7 Lion. They do not add new features, and are available as-is for those still using VisualHub and AudialHub.
  • Also, click here to learn more about an unofficial experimental speed boost for more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.7 or later



MacUpdate - VisualHub




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VisualHub User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 18 Feb 2014
Just wondering, two years later, if anyone has found a replacement for Visual Hub, particularly for converting and joining video files. I liked the simpler and faster Rosetta application even more, but that one bit the dust when Apple OS ceased to support it (like so many other cool applications from more user-centric days).
[Version 1.34.1]


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CFrag reviewed on 24 Jul 2012
Quirky humor. Great results. This is one capable transcoder. I was about to purchase the Sorenson Squeeze pack when I accidentally came across this great tool. Saved me a lot of money (Sorenson would have been overkill for my non-studio requirements) and works admirably. Some of the settings are difficult to understand (well, when you enter the settings dialog to change something it does warn you: 'dont! you'll screw it all up!') so you need to know what you are doing (I didn't so I left it alone).

But if you need to convert your old DV footage to newer formats, VH will do it for you - with lots of helpful options.
[Version 1.34.1]


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Afcgbbob reviewed on 01 Nov 2011
This is directly to the programmer. First thank you for a media converter that beats everything on the market. My only question to you is, if you no longer support it except for this update for Lion users which I commend you for, then why will you not make it freeware once and for all. You know as well as I do that people are doing anything to find a code for 1.34 and a code for 1.34.1 will show up eventually because you cannot buy it. I just do not understand how you could give up on such a cash cow. There is no competition when it comes to VH. The only bug with VH is when it hits an error (IE applescipt) or runs out of memory you cannot pause it because then it will just go into an infinite loop causing you to quit and start over. Other wise everything else is so easy to use. I mainly use the audio section and conversion from PAL to NSTC although you lose some of the 5.1 DD yet some of it still get through when I play it back. I do not know why you do not go commercial with it. I hate MKV files and use VH to convert to AVI files. If there is no support and no way to pay why do you keep it alive? Are you holding the carrot out in front of us? For what reason can't you once and for all just make it freeware so people do not have to go to pirate boards to get it and I know you know it. So is this all a game you like to play. Here is the program but it is up to you to find a serial number on your own. You are promoting piracy on the VH. Here you have a 5 star winner hands down yet you abandon it totally except this kind update. Just please, do the right thing once and for all.

VH is the perfect program for the newbie as well as the seasoned user. You really do not need to read the manual unless you plan to play with the video section. I have used it for years now and not one video converter comes near what VH can do. Just setting it up is child's play. If you are careful not to overload it (4.5 gigs) it comes out perfect depending on the quality of the source files. I can put 24 episodes of an 1 hour TV show on two disks. There are no other programs that can do that. All I ask is Please look into your heart and think about making VH Freeware once and for all your loyal MacUsers. If I could go higher on the rating system you would get a !0 and I have never said for a program except for yours. End of Line...
[Version 1.34.1]


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Henryhm commented on 24 Aug 2011
Nice thought of the developer to keep us die-hard VH fans going for a bit longer!

Unfortunately though, I still can't register my copy under Lion. I copied and pasted, I typed by hand and still get the message that my registration info is incorrect (which it definitely is not).

Bummer.
[Version 1.34.1]

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Tyler Loch replied on 25 Aug 2011
This is the bug that the Lion updater fixes. You don't need to register before running the updater.
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Myschizobuddy replied on 12 Sep 2011
So the update is free but the program itself isn't free and cannot be bought correct?
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Tyler Loch (developer) replied on 12 Sep 2011
Correct.
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kirkjack replied on 08 Oct 2011
Having a hard time finding where to put the update scripts in lion. Any help is asked pls
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Doc-Renaud reviewed on 24 Aug 2011
THANKS A LOT for the update!!!
[Version 1.34.1]


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Yazarim reviewed on 24 Aug 2011
Yes, a really huge THANKYOU to the developer of the best converger for videos
[Version 1.34.1]

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Yazarim replied on 24 Aug 2011
It's me again. Very sorry if my finger went on "g" instead of "t". The CONVERTER remains the best!
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Jp7 replied on 24 Aug 2011
Yes. Thanks. Best of luck on your future aspirations.
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LizBo reviewed on 11 Jul 2011
Good news.

The developer may have discontinued this software but he was nice enough to fix it for Mac OS X 10.7

Lion fix - http://www.techspansion.com/vhlion.html

A huge thank you goes to Techspansion's developers!
[Version 1.34a]

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Andrewm8 replied on 24 Jul 2011
Thank you... thank you... thank you...
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Wade-Smith replied on 26 Jul 2011
Seconded on that thanks. FilmRedux is barely an excuse for a replacement.
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kerryzeng reviewed on 21 Dec 2010
good software, but I have leawo video converter for mac already
http://www.leawo.com/free-mac-video-converter/
[Version 1.34a]

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GeoProf replied on 01 Oct 2011
Leawo video converter and all other products from this halfassed, Russian Mafia clan of monkeys IS ALL SH1T — DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
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Poikkeus reviewed on 20 Dec 2010
For a long time, VisualHub was my preferred utility for converting files. The no-nonsense look and ease of use - and the fact that it worked so well - made it an essential piece of software.

Since then, VideoMonkey - based on the same software - has moved the application forward considerably.
[Version 1.34a]


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Derision reviewed on 01 Dec 2010
VisualHub is one of those dream applications that does everything you need it to, and then some... and it's rock solid. Someone else commented that it was the best $25 they'd ever spent, and I have to agree. No other application comes anywhere near this for features, ability and, well, has some of the best dialogue messages ever.

I dread the day that some OS update finally breaks the thing, and have seriously put thought into keeping an old G4 running Tiger just for the purpose of converting videos with this application.
[Version 1.34a]


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Henryhm had trouble on 24 Aug 2011
Nice thought of the developer to keep us die-hard VH fans going for a bit longer!

Unfortunately though, I still can't register my copy under Lion. I copied and pasted, I typed by hand and still get the message that my registration info is incorrect (which it definitely is not).

Bummer.
[Version 1.34.1]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 03 Jan 2009
Much of the time when i try to convert files and stitch them together, i see all the conversions completed and then they disappear, with the final stitched file never showing up.

I tested to see if the disk was becoming too full or if i had too many other apps running, hogging memory, etc, but nothing helps.

Even converting and stitching the SAME files more than once can be successful one time and not the next.

Anybody seeing this and/or know why it might happen?
[Version 1.34a]


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Springheelmac had trouble on 08 Aug 2008
Ok, its probably something I'm doing, but here it goes...
I select the files to burn to DVD, select "Author as DVD" and "Burn to DVD". Files being worked on are saved at the "same destination as original file." When VisualHub is finished, the DVD works great and the temporary file that was being converted on the hard drive is no longer there. Problem is, the available space on my hard drive is still showing that file as there. I've tried everything to find the temporary file and trash it, to no avail. Every time I use Visualhub my hard drive is getting fuller and fuller, by the exact size of the files I convert. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.
Other than that, I love Visualhub. It can't be beat for what it does. I add it to my essential video tools list, right next to "Perian" and "Flip4Mac".
[Version 1.34a]

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RandySS replied on 11 Aug 2008
IS THE FILE YOUR CONVERTING STILL THERE TOO? SORRY CAPS KEY STUCK
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Imehdi.s had trouble on 22 Apr 2008
it is a good software, but i couldn't make it play on my DIVX player. how can i convert to DIVX format?
i thought when i convert it to AVI it will play the movie in any DIVX player!!!!!!!!
[Version 1.32]

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Doug S. replied on 02 May 2008
AVI is a container, DiVX is a codec. You would need a specific DiVX encoder to export something to play in a DiVX player.

Try FfmpegX, I know it can export specifically to DiVX.
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smtips replied on 03 May 2008
Select the AVI tab. Click on the Profile button, and select Home Theatre. Set the Quaility slider to whatever you want it at.

I have NEVER had a problem with converting AVI this way. I have two different Divx players, a Philips and a Pioneer, and they both play every avi I have ever converted this way. I have converted AVI's that wouldn't play on them, using VisualHub as above, and then they played just fine.

The ffmpeg libraries should be installed automatically with VisualHub. If it is your first time install or the libraries have been updated, VisualHub will have a window to download and install those libraries when you install it.
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smtips replied on 03 May 2008
Oh and something else...I have used several of the avi conversion programs extensively and ffmpegx just sucks compared to VisualHub. Its quality output is poor, there are a LOT of different avi's out there it just doesn't work with, and the settings often are displayed in the program but don't apply in the output...very weird.

There is really nothing to compare to VH, it is the best there is from my experience.
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Guile commented on 03 May 2008
before buying a divx player be sure to check the codec compatibility list, it MUST have support for AVIs using divx3/4/5 and xvid compression. And good players have all these codecs plus some other formats/codecs, mp4, H264, ogm, mkv and so on...
Mine is about 50 bucks and plays everything, even H264+AAC compressed mp4.
DIVX codec is less and less used so your player will actually play only 50% of available AVIs on the internet, trash your reader, it's vintage now (or update it if you can, some divx readers like Kiss readers can easily be updated using USB or Ethernet, the best choose, it prevents you from changing your divx player every year !).
BTW D-Vision (an excellent freeware available on macupdate) allows you to choose between divx3/4, xvid and H264.
Hope you good all your answers.
Good luck ;-)
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wobbler had trouble on 05 Mar 2008
I have V1.30, and when I start VisualHub it automatically wants to install an update to V1.31a. But, when I click the Install Update-button and the new version is to be extracted, an error message pops up telling me that the extraction of the archive didn't go through.

I have tried to perform this update several times now during a few days, all with the same error message. What to do?
[Version 1.31a]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 05 Mar 2008
Download it manually? Click here to do that.
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wobbler replied on 05 Mar 2008
Of course. It worked fine. Thanks!
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mac adam had trouble on 27 May 2007
•The Preview not work to me from .mpeg (m2v+mp2)
•Cannot stop a double pass progress
•.avi section no let set personal Divx export and no XviD !!
• Cannot set a Constant Quality
• Color could be more respect
• Some Avanced Options confuse by not working with all codecs
[Version 1.23]


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Doug S. had trouble on 21 Mar 2007
Does anyone know if this has any support for the Matroska container? I know FfmpegX has some basic support for it but I was wondering if this actually had some real support for it?
[Version 1.22]

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Tyler Loch (developer) replied on 22 Mar 2007
*Better* support. "Real" is subjective, but it's certainly not full support. Nothing fully supports Matroska.
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beau had trouble on 02 Aug 2006
Unable to download the extra, no progress, no nothing, just download failed. Anyway I can get the extra maually?

Thanks
[Version 1.1]


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sjj_public had trouble on 08 Jun 2006
So far I'm seeing lots of errors trying to use this tool. Converting to iPod, for example, I added several VOB files from DVD rip to the queue, set it to convert to iPod format, optimized for TV, selected "stich together" option. I selected "2 pass" in the advanced options and clicked Preview and after a while I get an applescript error reporting some problem with ffmpeg about a file being missing. I then tried doing a conversion of the files to DV format, but it also gave an applescript error. There the "2 pass" option is greyed out, so that wouldn't seem to have anything to do with it.
[Version 1.0]

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Tyler Loch (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2006
...could I get some detail on what the AppleScript Error said so I can help solve this?
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sjj_public commented on 08 Jun 2006
When I get a chance I'll try the conversion again and let you know what the error is, however it will be impossible for me to give you the entire error message because it was so long that it went off the bottom of the screen, with no ability to scroll it. It may actually be a few days before I get to it as I'm pretty swamped at the moment. In the mean time, an additional thing I had meant to mention - when doing the preview, when I had 2-pass unchecked I did *not* get the error. It only happened when 2-pass was checked.
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Tyler Loch (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2006
I believe I found the problem, and the fix will be included in VisualHub 1.0.1, hopefully within a few days.

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Zincker rated on 05 Jul 2012

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LizBo rated on 24 Aug 2011

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Date:24 Aug 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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VisualHub bridges the gap between numerous complicated video formatting standards, and people that just want to get the job done - just what you would expect from the Mac.

If you're looking for something a little more flexible, VisualHub's up for that challenge too. An extensive Advanced panel lets you change all pre-set aspects of encoding...and then some.

Based on the popular, award-winning "iSquint" conversion software for iPods. If you've used iSquint, you already know how to use VisualHub. If you've never used iSquint, you won't have a lot of catching up to do anyway.

Features:
  • Fast conversion from nearly every video format to iPod, PSP, TiVo, DV, DVD, AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG and Flash.
  • Convert any file in three steps. Click, drag, click.
  • Fit up to 18 hours of video on one DVD. Play it in any standalone DVD player.
  • Xgrid support. Use the power of every Mac on your network for batch encoding.
  • QuickTime Pro or special plugins not required.
  • DivX/XviD AVIs, all forms of MPEG video, and many other formats QuickTime struggles with are supported.
  • Batch Processing of multiple files. Save in-place, or to a different folder.
  • Very comprehensive Advanced panel to modify every aspect of encoding.
  • Dynamic Preview - See results before beginning a long encode.
  • Stitch multiple files together to combine videos.
  • Highly detailed, informative Users Guide.
  • Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel Macs.


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