Techspansion closes it’s doors

Techspansion, creators of the popular media conversion programs VisualHub and AudialHub, have called it quits. Company founder [Tyler Loch] explains that the decision to stop the development of these popular Mac based utilities was due to personal reasons.

Unlike the numerous media converters available for Windows based computers, there are only a handful of good media conversion applications on the Mac and Techspansion’s applications were some of the best.

VisualHub makes it easy to convert one video format to another, while AudialHub does the same for audio files. We found AudialHub very useful when converting WMA files for import into iTunes as the Mac version of iTunes does not have the ability to convert WMA files like its Windows counterpart.

Registered users who don’t have a copy of the latest build will find direct download links removed from the Techspansion website. All is not lost as one very enthusiastic individual has made the downloads available at The Pirate Bay.

Comments

  1. pascal says:

    huh, they closed down the company, and the software just goes away?! they could at least have open sourced it… (Netscape died very nicely this way, and see what rose from its ashes…)

  2. floppy says:

    This example shows better than a thousand words why one should always choose Open Source software whenever possible over the closed equivalent.
    I’m amazed looking at how many closed source companies advertise their software as reliable when the mere fact of being closed poses a huge risk for the customer. If the company closes, is bought by another one not interested in further development of the product, the product reaches its planned obsolescence etc, the customer is screwed plain and simple. With Open Source, even in the worst case scenario, say the developer dies one day after releasing the software, you still have the chance to hire someone else to work on the source code.

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