Years ago there was this very nice Mac app that just worked. What it did was nothing short of miraculous. VisualHub made it easy to convert from one video file format to another with just a few clicks. It was easy and geeky and useful all at the same time. Then it died. Now it’s back.
Phoenix Rises One Last Time
Techspansion was the company that developed VisualHub, but the developer closed down about three years ago. The last update was all we had. Until now.
Mac OS X Lion broke VisualHub, which still worked just fine on most modern Macs. Kagi, a popular payment processor for app developers, launched a $5 patch for VisualHub which allowed it to run OK on Lion.
As ComputerWorld notes, that sparked a controversy. It was so much of a controversy that the developer from Techspansion rose from the dead to fix VisualHub. One. More. Time.
What you get with the free Techspansion updater is a VisualHub that works on Lion and a promise that it may break again soon, but, not to worry– it won’t be fixed ever again.
There’s no support available from Kagi for their $5 updater. There’s no support from Techspansion for their free updater, either. What’s fair is fair.
If you miss VisualHub, get it while it’s hot. It won’t be for long.