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  • Mon, Sep 26 2022 6:42 PM

    Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    If I want to shoift between 2 systems I have to deactivate and activate? No I do not want a volume license. Entire Adobe Creative suite available for 2 systems simultaneosly for less than Avid. Avid you need to match this. Deactivating and activating a large pain in the interface.

  • Mon, Sep 26 2022 6:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    Oh, the horror etc.:
    If I want to shoift between 2 systems I have to deactivate and activate?

    Yes.

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  • Tue, Sep 27 2022 1:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    Adobe Creative Suite is NOT available for 2 systems simultaneously. You are abusing the Adobe license if you are using it simultaneously on 2 systems. Media Composer cloud licensing in v2022 is actually very easy for a single user. Takes seconds.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-apps-number-of-computers.html

    On how many computers can I install my Adobe app?

    You can install your app(s) on two or more computers.

    You can activate and remain signed in to the app(s) on up to two computers.

    You can USE your app on ONLY ONE computer at a tim

     

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  • Tue, Sep 27 2022 2:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    This is a classic destinction between a physical licensing limitation and a licensing agreement term.

    Avid pyshically enforces just 1 system active at at time.

    Adobe allows 2 systems to be licenced and active but on the understanding that only one is in use at a time.

    Many editor just don't engage with the licensing terms that say you use our software agreeing to those terms.

    I know of large post houses who plan and operate on sharing adobe licenses in clear breach of their licensing terms.

    Why? because they can.

     

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  • Tue, Sep 27 2022 2:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    Good distinction Pat. What is a tremendous pain with Avid is the activation and reactivation of systems. Try doing this while producers are breathing over your shoulder. It needs to be easier. Make it like Adobe does it. This deactivation and activation stuff is a large pain in the dongle.

  • Tue, Sep 27 2022 2:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    Speaking of dongles can i get a dongle and simply move from sytem to system to avoid the delicense and licensing?

  • Tue, Sep 27 2022 4:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    I'm not sure Avid sells them anymore. Recently they were a 500USD add-on on new perpetual licenses only. Plus: Avid has announced the phasing out of perpetual licenses (including dongled ones), so I would recommend against it. Cheaper to get a second MC-only license.

    The new licensing system introduced earlier this way should be much easier and you can even use Avid Link on your phone to check/control your licenses.

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  • Thu, Sep 29 2022 5:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Correct me if wrong but MC only useable on 1 system at a time

    I believe that deactivation and reactivation is not needed any more. I think this was flagged in some release notes but I know from experience that if I run MC on my iMac, then quit and launch it on my MacBook, it will run correctly. Quit and return to the iMac? Runs fine. Not sure when this happened but I have not had to deactivate for some time. Only running one instance at a time, of course.

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