I'm gona post this in here as a record so if we ever need to reference it...
In order to preserve VisualHub (or AudialHub) if you need to switch computers, you need to back up two things:
1: The VisualHub (or AudialHub) app itself 2: The conversion engine
To back up the conversion engine, Copy the folder at: /Library/Application Support/Techspansion
...for good measure, you can also back up your Preferences file, containing your registration info in case you lose the original purchase e-mail. It's at: /Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/com.techspansion.visualhub.plist ...or for AudialHub: /Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/com.techspansion.audialhub.plist
As far as I can tell, the two programs will continue to work in Snow Leopard, but I obviously can't predict the future or what Apple will do in it, though.
Thanks for enjoying Techspansion's software. It's been an amazing journey, and I'm sorry I won't be making it with you anymore.
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OK. I got it. And it's pretty cool. I can see my nearly 4000 mp3s and all of my pics in iPhoto. I spent an hour lounging on the sofa last night, just cruising YouTube. Same compressed vids, but on a 52" screen. Sweet. I haven't rented a movie yet... but I can see hundreds? of previews and they load quickly. I can barely see any compression on the previews, so I am assuming the movie will retain the same quality.
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
QT movie trailers are 480p HD at a minimum. Of course, 720p and 1080p are available depending on your bandwidth and hardware. My gone but not forgotten G4 could do 720p on a good day, but 480p performed better on that old machine. My Mac Mini can handle 1080p when I let it download completely before playing and 720p streaming.
I wish. Just picked one up, the max is 720p, and even that is at a 24fps maximum (plus better keep data rates below about 5Mbs).
I knew this (mostly) going in and its fine for most movies I watch. I don't even own a Blu-ray player. The crappy problem is that I have a 1080p/30fps camcorder. So, I have to dump pixels all the way down to 960x540 to keep the fps at 30 and have it work with the ATV. Poo.
Still, a very cool device and as the price is down around an even $200 I'm not complaining too loudly.
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