How do I Lease or Buy Media Encoder as a standalone application?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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I want to give adobe money in exchange for Media Encoder.  I do not require other Adobe applications.  After extensive searching, I have not found a way to do this.

What are my options.

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New Here , Jul 23, 2017 Jul 23, 2017
I already have a Photoshop CC and LightRoom CC subscription...so Adobe is going to force me to buy another product to use Media Encoder --- purchase another product I do NOT need. However, I DO NEED Media Encoder. This sucks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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There is no such thing. AME shares technology with Premiere Pro and several other apps and thus is dependent on at least one of those apsp being installed for things to work correctly. Or in other words: If you want AME, you have to sign up for Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop and so on - at least one of those.

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Feb 09, 2019 Feb 09, 2019

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Adobe Media Encoder CC does not depend on any other Adobe apps since it can be installed separately as a trial version. A trial version does not exclude any of the libraries or features from the full version. The reason for the absence of the option of purchasing Adobe Media Encoder CC separately is purely economic one.

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Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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Hi,

Adobe Media Encoder is not sold separately ,you need to buy a Premiere Pro or After Effects subscription .

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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Adobe doesn't want my money -- got it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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That is NOT what was said... Adobe will gladly take your money, but you can't get what you want by itself

You might as well walk into an automobile dealership and say you only want the steering wheel, not the car

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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My apologies, a post caffeinated effort...

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So a standalone Premiere cloud lease would include media encoder, rather than that being two applications?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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Though your analogy is broken.  A standalone media encoder would do exactly one thing:  Encode media.  A steering wheel accomplishes no function on its own.  There are standalone media encoders on the market, so it's not an absurd request.

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New Here ,
Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020

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Sure I totally get it: I regularly visit my car dealer and test a steerig wheel. And if I like it, then I purchas the car, though I only want the wheel. 

What is really problematic is that you offer links to Buy ME everywehre which lead to a page that offers everything except a hint about how to get ME. Well done!

 

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2017 Jul 23, 2017

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I already have a Photoshop CC and LightRoom CC subscription...so Adobe is going to force me to buy another product to use Media Encoder --- purchase another product I do NOT need. However, I DO NEED Media Encoder. This sucks.

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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YA! Media Encoder is great.  Love it.  I gave Premiere a shot for my home use, but decided to just continue using Avid (life's too short, ya know?).  I just feel kinda dumb paying $20 a month for Premiere at this point just because I like ME.  I would happily pay about $10/month for ME. 

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