VisualHub for Mac

VisualHub for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 50 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.34
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
July 05, 2008
Price:
Update; $23.32 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC
Total Downloads:
78,123
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later (10.4.3 or later recommended). 10.4.3-10.4.11 required for Xgrid encoding.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 50 votes

    • 5 star: 34
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Easy To Use"

    December 24, 2008   |   By blindtwelve

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Converts almost anything. Can convert multiple files and then have them automatically made into a read to burn .ISO file that is burnable with Disk Utility that will play in any DVD player.

    Cons

    The developer stopped production on this product, which is depressing because this is one of the best and easiest to use video conversion tools on the Mac

    Summary

    It was good while it last. Farewell VisualHub. :(

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  • 1 stars

    "Is this product usable at all?"

    October 15, 2008   |   By paulhrice

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Looks neat and a great workaround if you have JVC Everio Camcorder but I can't buy a registration code!

    Cons

    Not really going to bother explaining as there is little point unless I can unlock the 2-minute time usage. Why post this download at all if it is not usable? It was only posted in Aug 08!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Disappointed"

    July 24, 2008   |   By jwdunn

    Version: VisualHub 1.34

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Out of about 15 files, this software failed to process any of them. It either errored out with various error messages or, on the few occasions that it did process the file, the audio was out of sync. This was mostly with h264 .ts files and h264 .mkv files. For me, a waste of money.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says on the tin"

    July 09, 2008   |   By pkiula

    Version: VisualHub 1.34

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    All I wanted to do was to take my AVI movie files and my SRT subtitle files, and burn them into a DVD format that my DVD player (Sony home theater) can play. Simple.

    I tried iDVD, then ffmpeg itself, then spent money on Roxio Toast (which is more eye candy than anything else), and so on. If they "worked" in the first place, they ended up recording the movie in a format that was unwatchable on the DVD player. Either a stupid aspect ration, despite specifying a widescreen format before the burn process, or some just wouldn't play.

    Then I tried a combination of Submerge and Visual Hub. End of woes.

    This is a small, but extremely useful application. It works. It just works. Which is how applications should be.

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect for Someone Who's New to This!"

    February 06, 2008   |   By rick160

    Version: VisualHub 1.30

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This program has changed my life!

    Okay, maybe not, but it has taken something that I was actually a little scared to try and made it unbelievably simple. About 1.5 years ago I got a video camera (Sony Digital8) that would stream a USB feed into my computer. The camera included the rotten and unsupported Sony software for capturing the USB stream and broke these streams into monstrous (5-10GB) 10 minute AVI segments.

    I don't even know if this is a good thing or not. All I know is that I need to convert these files into something I can work with and send out to the grandparents. I tried many shareware and freeware apps, some of which required a real knowledge of what you're doing and were impossible for me to figure out, and some were very simple but, again, were impossible for me to figure out. Was I converting to NTSC or PAL? Even spelling acronyms out told me nothing.

    After giving up, I finally decided to try again and found Visual Hub. Now I know that NTSC is for TV's in North America and PAL is for Europe. How simple is that? Too simple for the other programs to touch on, but Visual Hub correctly takes the approach that I have no clue about video conversion. Using nothing but the instructions on the top screen, I have done exactly what I wanted to do-- Convert the USB streams to MPEG and stitch them back together. That was it.

    But wait-- there's more. I started to wonder what else I could do with this program and found the manual to be written in very plain language. Yes, there is humor interspersed throughout (to the dismay of one of the reviewers here), but I that makes it significantly more easy for me to digest. (And it's not cheesy, stupid humor; it's contextual and often makes a point-- on the advanced settings it says "Don't! You'll screw it up!" at the top, and I can REALLY appreciate that.)

    Sorry for the long review, but I am so happy that there's a powerful program that the writers realized would end up in the hands of people other than professionals and advanced hobbyists and thus made it easy for all of us. That's something that I wish that all software publishers would do (Don't get me started...)

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  • 5 stars

    "The one..."

    December 12, 2007   |   By Baptiste

    Version: VisualHub 1.30

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Works fluently (10.5) and even much faster than the adobe flash encoder (CS3). For web video it's THE tool to have. Buy it, run it, publish ! It's in my must have software short list !

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  • 5 stars

    "Works perfectly for me!!!!!!!!!"

    December 12, 2007   |   By robinjackson_dotmac

    Version: VisualHub 1.30

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    VisualHub and Turbo.264 are my staple converters to get video onto my iPod, iPhone and AppleTV.

    Never had a problem with it and am currently running under 10.5.1.

    I REALLY wish they would support the Turbo.264 device itself as the software that comes with it is n way as flexible as VisualHub.

    A great program.

    Robin

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  • 5 stars

    "Astounding"

    November 02, 2007   |   By dasoe

    Version: VisualHub 1.28

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This will be is one of the best reviews I ever wrote.
    The really cheap App is excellent for converting (and combining) video, probably the best I know for Mac. I have to do different tasks like that professionally for five years know and do know most Apps out there for Mac. Finally I tried VisualHub and I am so very happy. It renders some of my former complex tasks in a time saving one-step-operation.
    It combines hundereds of files to one other video or directly to DVD (Toast Titanium for example does a Maximum of 99). It automatically sorts the files even if they are hex-numbered!
    It runs stable and - one of the best things in my eyes lets you work your other work flawlessly, for it has a "nice App" option. If clicked it uses only really unused Computer Power. No stumbling of the Computer, while processing ansd working other tasks, even on a G4 Dual 450Hz.
    Also possibility to use Xgrid-Power, but I haven't tried that yet.

    Picture support (like JPEG) would be nice for me too, but this is another thing, so absolutely no flaw of the App.
    Thank you so much for that work!

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  • 4 stars

    "Brilliant!"

    October 12, 2007   |   By funkymothers

    Version: VisualHub 1.28

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is a very good application. Does what it says on the tin. I used to use iSquint (the free version of this) but VisualHub is much better and well worth the price. On my Mac Pro (Quad 2.66) it blazes through conversions and does a twenty minute TV episode in about 5-6 minutes using a high quality setting.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good piece of sw"

    July 30, 2007   |   By ecdltf

    Version: VisualHub 1.26

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is a fine piece of software. Basically its just some kind of a gui for h264, but a very good one. Sadly the developpers are not ready to give any more info on the codecs implemented. Here my mail traffic with one of them, since yesterday unanswered. I know, one could say that it is not a goood thing to drag this problem over here to VT, but I think that this is 1) a manner to accellerate things, and 2) to share information. The interesting thing is that the guy from VH has made 1 question, and he never answered to my detailled explanation. I think, support could be better.

    <<quote beginning here>>
    ok. once payed and you are fine so far, arenâ??t you? I guess thatâ??s the american(yankee) way â?¦
    Bueno, métate mi dinero a donde te quede mas comodamente, y muchas gracias, heh.

    Saludos/Greetings_____________________________

    [my address here]

    Am 29.07.2007 um 17:55 schrieb [me]
    OK. Still waiting for answers. but meanwhile I have registred for VH. (Why I have payed? Mostly because of the fact that my mails are treated:-)

    Greetings
    _____________________________

    [my address here]

    Anfang der weitergeleiteten E-Mail:

    Von: [me]
    Datum: 29. Juli 2007 17:36:53 GMT+02:00
    An: Techspansion <techspansion@mac.com>
    Betreff: Fwd: VirtualHub licensing vs x264


    Even if you encode with h264 via quicktime
    X264 (not h)!! of course only when qt supplied with the x codec. But then the option is there. If I remember well. Trying not to mess things up ....
    _____________________________

    [my address here]


    Anfang der weitergeleiteten E-Mail:

    Von: [me]
    Datum: 29. Juli 2007 17:24:15 GMT+02:00
    An: Techspansion <techspansion@mac.com>
    Betreff: Re: VirtualHub licensing vs x264

    1.: Whichever you enter in the qmin field: it wont be respected (according to the log)
    2.: the crop dosnt work correctly: it seems that the autocrop makes its decisions upon a runtime < 2min, ie where it is impossible to make a crop decision (movies normally doesn't show their true aspect < 2 min, intro screens etc. etc.)
    3.: Where's the VB option for audio? I think there's an option for this, normally. Even if you encode with h264 via quicktime. However ffmpepX has it implemented (I dont know truely if it works)
    4.: Several commands seem to have no effect at all (se also the qmin thing above): :cabac=0:(1), b-pyramid=1: (0), :8x8dct=1:(0)
    5.: Please supply more detailled docu: Is cabac enabled? is trelis enabled? etc... Nobody nows ......... tired of inspecting the log everyday just for getting this elemental kind of info.
    _____________________________

    [my address here]

    Am 29.07.2007 um 16:42 schrieb Techspansion:

    x264 which source? One of the good things of x264 over h264 is that is updated very frequently. And there *are* major improvements. Once again: where is your so called (x)codec from?? For me your 264 codec acts as as h264, not as a recent x264.

    http://www.videolan.org/developers/x264.html
    r650

    How does it "act" differently?


    -Tyler Loch
    Techspansion LLC
    http://www.techspansion.com
    <<quote ends here>>






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