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  • Thu, Apr 4 2024 5:11 PM

    • Mark Job
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    Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    Hi Editors:

                     I am searching for a source for an older MC setup Pkg for version 8.9.1, or there abouts ? If anyone would be willing to check in their archives if they still possess a copy and would be willing to share it with me, then I would be most grateful for your kindness. I do have some versions archived I had used, but I have lost all but one of my Windows MC Setup Files Archive. [:'(]

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mark Andrew Job

    (Laptopeditor)

    P.S. When you archive files, do NOT store them all in just one place ! Lesson learned the hard way ! 😩😩😩😩

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  • Thu, Apr 4 2024 5:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    Mark Job:

    Hi Editors:

                     I am searching for a source for an older MC setup Pkg for version 8.9.1, or there abouts ? If anyone would be willing to check in their archives if they still possess a copy and would be willing to share it with me, then I would be most grateful for your kindness. I do have some versions archived I had used, but I have lost all but one of my Windows MC Setup Files Archive. [:'(]

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mark Andrew Job

    (Laptopeditor)

    P.S. When you archive files, do NOT store them all in just one place ! Lesson learned the hard way ! 😩😩😩😩

     

    Hi Mark,

     

    Have you tried to check with the folks over at the MC User Facebook group?

    Some folks might have it.

    Thanks,

    Ajay

     

  • Thu, Apr 4 2024 5:54 PM In reply to

    • Mark Job
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    Re: Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    Hi Ajay:

                   Yes. I am over there and thus far the members have only been able to offer me MAC OS archive versions, but no one seems to have any Windows installers. I have MC installer version 8.5.0, but this version is too low for my System ID number. The way it works with the MC installer activation matrix is you can go higher (Maybe ?), but the System ID number you have is supposed to be matched with the highest version you had authenticated in MC at the time. There are two possibilities which may work, since MC Activation Keys are supposed to work cross platform with either MAC or Windows ? I am also searching for the highest MC version 7.x which worked with Win 7/64 Pro or Win 10 Pro. I can't remember if any Windows 7.x version of MC ever did work with Windows 10 Pro ? Also, I'm trying to figure out what level of Quicktime support I should have installed in my Windows 10 to go with MC 8.9.1 Windows ?

     

    Mark

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  • Thu, Apr 4 2024 9:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    Mark Job:

    Hi Ajay:

                   Yes. I am over there and thus far the members have only been able to offer me MAC OS archive versions, but no one seems to have any Windows installers. I have MC installer version 8.5.0, but this version is too low for my System ID number. The way it works with the MC installer activation matrix is you can go higher (Maybe ?), but the System ID number you have is supposed to be matched with the highest version you had authenticated in MC at the time. There are two possibilities which may work, since MC Activation Keys are supposed to work cross platform with either MAC or Windows ? I am also searching for the highest MC version 7.x which worked with Win 7/64 Pro or Win 10 Pro. I can't remember if any Windows 7.x version of MC ever did work with Windows 10 Pro ? Also, I'm trying to figure out what level of Quicktime support I should have installed in my Windows 10 to go with MC 8.9.1 Windows ?

     

    Mark

     

    The highest version of MC 7 that is qualified on Windows 7 is MC 7.0.7. Media Composer 8.5 was the version on where Windows 10 got first qualified. So, Yes you can run MC 8.9.1 on a Win 10 system.

     

    The Quicktime version is 7.7.9

     

    BTW in case you need a reference below is the link for the version matrix and attached to it is the legacy version matrix which has the compatibility table of the previous MC versions.

     

    https://avidtech.my.salesforce-sites.com/pkb/articles/en_US/compatibility/en267087

     

    Thanks

    Ajay

     

  • Thu, Apr 4 2024 10:26 PM In reply to

    • Mark Job
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    Re: Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    Hey Ajay:

                      Ya Mon ! Thank you soooo much for this extra info. You are starting to jogg my memmory. I just received MC version 8.6.4 Windows version from Editor Kim Rasmussen in Denmark, so I'm going to go ahead and give this a try, and report back what happens.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mark

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  • Fri, Apr 5 2024 6:36 AM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    If you are looking for Media Composer 8.9.1 (Windows), it's stored on my website at http://www.stoneacres.org. The link is at the bottom of the page.

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 32Gb, NVidia RTX 2060 Super 8, Win 10 Pro, MC (generally the latest or the one just before) [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Mon, Apr 8 2024 4:15 AM In reply to

    • Mark Job
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    Re: Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    Hi DStone:

                        Thanks for responding. In the end I was unable to get back home to the old days of having a perpetually licenced MC. Avid Tech Support set me up with MC Ultimate, and I will probably do the monthly payment plan.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Mark

    Upgraded Once again after 2011 laptop died with MacBook Pro 16 inch 2020 laptop with Intel Core i9 8 Core 2.3 GHZ CPU, AMD Radeon 5600M with 8GB of HBM2... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Thu, Apr 11 2024 4:21 AM In reply to

    • Mark Job
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    Re: Looking For Legacy MC Setup Pkg Windows File

    Mark Job:
    In the end I was unable to get back home to the old days of having a perpetually licenced MC.
    ....... My experience here has taught me a few hard earned lessons. A few words to the wise, who may come after me - I certainly don't mind paying to use the modern, contemporary MC Ultimate, as I believe what I am receiving in terms of the latest post technology and features is of real value in exchange for $46.00 CAD per month I'm being asked to pay. πŸ‘πŸ» I apprehend a fair exchange for the money I am willing to pay. What I don't think is fair is having to lose my old pertual licence in the process ! This is clearly NOT a fair exchange ! What this is like is giving your friend something of value, which they use every day, then coming back on them arbitrarily, at a latter date, then taking what you have given away from them !! What is fair about that ? Will I pay for modern MC ? Yes I will. Is modern MC worth it ? Yes, indeed it is. πŸ‘πŸ» Should I be able to keep my old licence and run it on an older machine ? Yes I think that is also fair. It is interesting to note that in my search to retrieve and rebuild my old and now partially lost MC Setup files Matrix Archive, I did locate two (2) essential backup files of my old 2011 MC editing matrix. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Ž. It should be clearly noted that backing up your MC good functioning matrix is not sufficient in and of itself. You must also have a physical backup copy of the old hardware your old configuration ran on πŸ€” (Which I no longer have). If you have a system drive snapshot, but no longer have that hardware platform you backed up from, then you are still without a way to get back up and running. You are going to need to have both a software system snapshot backup, and an emergency second hardware computer to be able to grab when your old system fails as well.

    Upgraded Once again after 2011 laptop died with MacBook Pro 16 inch 2020 laptop with Intel Core i9 8 Core 2.3 GHZ CPU, AMD Radeon 5600M with 8GB of HBM2... [view my complete system specs]

    The thing is don't peak too early in life. 

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