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kevl
Jul 27, 2011, 08:22 PM
after upgrading to Lion i had to download updates for a few of my applications–no big deal. but 2 programs that i use pretty frequently are driving me crazy as nobody seems to be having the same issue... and the devs aren't being helpful.

Playback (Lion-ready version): You can't open the application Playback because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.

VisualHub (the latest Lion-ready version): You can't open the application avimerge because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.
(this one mentions avimerge because i'm trying to stitch two .AVI files together and it gives this error, then fails at the final step)

i've repaired permissions, ran verify disk and it came up clean, used CleanMyMac to clear up caches and useless files (not UBs or Language files though). no luck.


any guesses?



Sky Blue
Jul 27, 2011, 08:27 PM
pretty sure VisualHub became obsolete years ago, how do you have a Lion ready version?

kevl
Jul 27, 2011, 08:31 PM
you just go to techspansion.com and download the Lion patch. the newest 1.35 (1.34.1a) is Lion ready. but it's being an ******* when it comes to merging to .AVIs.

Intell
Jul 27, 2011, 08:34 PM
you just go to techspansion.com and download the Lion patch. the newest 1.35 (1.34.1a) is Lion ready. but it's being an ******* when it comes to merging to .AVIs.

Because the avimerge binary is PPC. You have to recompile to be universal and replace VisualHub's internal version.

kevl
Jul 27, 2011, 08:47 PM
well that makes sense. so avimerge is out, i'll have to find an updated version or a complete alternative to visualhub (noooo!!!).

but what the heck is up with Yazsoft's Playback then? fully supported, runs on Lion, and nobody else has this problem. i've used AppCleaner to remove it before reinstalling it so i doubt there's any remnants of an older version.

iThinkergoiMac
Jul 27, 2011, 09:50 PM
In before GGJ's wrath against programs like AppCleaner.

Small remnant files shouldn't be an issue. Have you tried running the same exact copy you have on a different Intel Mac? Even if it's just running Snow Leopard, if you get info on it it will tell you if it's PPC-native or a Universal Binary. That should clear up the issue.

Mr. Retrofire
Jul 27, 2011, 11:07 PM
you just go to techspansion.com and download the Lion patch. the newest 1.35 (1.34.1a) is Lion ready. but it's being an ******* when it comes to merging to .AVIs.

The AVI file format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave) is an obsolete file format (1992 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave), Microsoft RIFF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Interchange_File_Format)). Use modern A/V file formats, like MP4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP4) or MKV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matroska), which support extended features (metadata, subtitles, color information, and so on).

gforshaw
Aug 4, 2011, 06:19 AM
Kevl, to answer one part of your post - to fix Visualhub:

1) Download ffmpegX
2) Right click on ffmpegX and show package contents.
3) Navigate to Contents/Resources and copy the file "avimerge"
4) Go to the VisualHub app, right click and show package contents.
5) Navigate to Contents/Resources and paste the file "avimerge", overwriting the old one.

This appears to have worked for me so far with this old, but still unbeaten, great little application.

Good luck and hope this helps.

The AVI file format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave) is an obsolete file format (1992 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave), Microsoft RIFF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Interchange_File_Format)). Use modern A/V file formats, like MP4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP4) or MKV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matroska), which support extended features (metadata, subtitles, color information, and so on).

With all due respect Mr. Retrofire, do you really think this kind of answer is helpful?
It does not address the original posters question at all and just comes across as condescending.

Do you think we don't know about MP4s or MKVs already?
It may shock or surprise you up there in your tower of technological superiority, but some people actually still use AVIs for various reasons and are quite happy with them.

Just like some of us still use VisualHub despite the vast amount of newer, supposedly superior Mac video converters.

I'm sorry, but that type of unhelpful, patronising reply just gets on my nerves.

Mac Fly (film)
Aug 8, 2011, 05:01 PM
To fix Visualhub:

1) Download ffmpegX
2) Right click on ffmpegX and show package contents.
3) Navigate to Contents/Resources and copy the file "avimerge"
4) Go to the VisualHub app, right click and show package contents.
5) Navigate to Contents/Resources and paste the file "avimerge", overwriting the old one.

This appears to have worked for me so far with this old, but still unbeaten, great little application.

Good luck and hope this helps.

THIS WORKED!!!

I love you ; )

deebster
Aug 19, 2011, 01:44 AM
And I love you too.

VH lives again. Yay!

FastangV6
Sep 19, 2011, 12:11 AM
Kevl, to answer one part of your post - to fix Visualhub:

1) Download ffmpegX
2) Right click on ffmpegX and show package contents.
3) Navigate to Contents/Resources and copy the file "avimerge"
4) Go to the VisualHub app, right click and show package contents.
5) Navigate to Contents/Resources and paste the file "avimerge", overwriting the old one.



+1 Thank you for this.

I also used this exact same fix on a different app called D-Vision 3 that was my previous favorite/fastest .avi merge tool.

InuNacho
Sep 19, 2011, 12:23 AM
The AVI file format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave) is an obsolete file format (1992 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave), Microsoft RIFF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Interchange_File_Format)). Use modern A/V file formats, like MP4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP4) or MKV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matroska), which support extended features (metadata, subtitles, color information, and so on).

Maybe the OP is merging old AVIs together or has a camera that only shoots AVIs.

kevl
Sep 25, 2011, 11:51 PM
Kevl, to answer one part of your post - to fix Visualhub:

1) Download ffmpegX
2) Right click on ffmpegX and show package contents.
3) Navigate to Contents/Resources and copy the file "avimerge"
4) Go to the VisualHub app, right click and show package contents.
5) Navigate to Contents/Resources and paste the file "avimerge", overwriting the old one.

This appears to have worked for me so far with this old, but still unbeaten, great little application.

Good luck and hope this helps.



this has resolved the issue for me as well. unfortunately the issue with Playback still persists, even after updating through 3 "lion ready" versions now. oh well, can't win them all. thank you gforshaw!