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Activating MPEG2 Component in PE7

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I have used Premiere Elements 7 for many years to edit video and burn to dvd. I had a problem a few days ago with my operating system and installed a fresh copy of PE7. Then I ran into a problem when it came time to burn the dvd because the encoder activation link is broken.

Adobe does not want to speak to me over the phone about this matter and referred me to this forum.

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I have searched the internet for a solution and found another activation link but it doesn't work for me. Where can I find an unlock key?

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Steve,

I have purchased one of your books in the past, but with all due respect, what you stated about activation is a load of crap. Even if the PE7 is 8 years old, Adobe still has a duty to support it because they instituted a registration process that cripples my legitimately purchased software. They can release a version that doesn’t require registration when its supported lifespan comes to an end.

This is exactly what happened to me with Audition 3. Several years ago I ran across a similar problem and Adobe phone support provided me with a link to download a copy that doesn’t require registration. (By the way, I’m not that impressed with Adobe telling me to go to the forum’s and have fellow user’s try to figure out a solution.)

To sum it up, I have found PE7 to perform well and do exactly what I want to accomplish. With a fresh install of Windows 7, do you really think a dead link on Adobe’s site should be a compelling reason to upgrade?

I did some more searching and found yet another activation link which worked for me.

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Activating MPEG2 Component in PE7

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I have used Premiere Elements 7 for many years to edit video and burn to dvd. I had a problem a few days ago with my operating system and installed a fresh copy of PE7. Then I ran into a problem when it came time to burn the dvd because the encoder activation link is broken.

Adobe does not want to speak to me over the phone about this matter and referred me to this forum.

activating-premiere-elements.jpg

I have searched the internet for a solution and found another activation link but it doesn't work for me. Where can I find an unlock key?

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Correct answer by EAEC | Community Beginner

Steve,

I have purchased one of your books in the past, but with all due respect, what you stated about activation is a load of crap. Even if the PE7 is 8 years old, Adobe still has a duty to support it because they instituted a registration process that cripples my legitimately purchased software. They can release a version that doesn’t require registration when its supported lifespan comes to an end.

This is exactly what happened to me with Audition 3. Several years ago I ran across a similar problem and Adobe phone support provided me with a link to download a copy that doesn’t require registration. (By the way, I’m not that impressed with Adobe telling me to go to the forum’s and have fellow user’s try to figure out a solution.)

To sum it up, I have found PE7 to perform well and do exactly what I want to accomplish. With a fresh install of Windows 7, do you really think a dead link on Adobe’s site should be a compelling reason to upgrade?

I did some more searching and found yet another activation link which worked for me.

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These activation components are no longer available. (This is, after all, 8 year old software.)

Download and install the free trial of Premiere Elements 15. It's possible that it will install the components and you'll be able to use them for version 7.

SOMETIMES this works.

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Steve,

I have purchased one of your books in the past, but with all due respect, what you stated about activation is a load of crap. Even if the PE7 is 8 years old, Adobe still has a duty to support it because they instituted a registration process that cripples my legitimately purchased software. They can release a version that doesn’t require registration when its supported lifespan comes to an end.

This is exactly what happened to me with Audition 3. Several years ago I ran across a similar problem and Adobe phone support provided me with a link to download a copy that doesn’t require registration. (By the way, I’m not that impressed with Adobe telling me to go to the forum’s and have fellow user’s try to figure out a solution.)

To sum it up, I have found PE7 to perform well and do exactly what I want to accomplish. With a fresh install of Windows 7, do you really think a dead link on Adobe’s site should be a compelling reason to upgrade?

I did some more searching and found yet another activation link which worked for me.

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Thanks for the link to a different Adobe codec license activation page.  It worked to make MPEG2 available in PE 10

This is what worked:  https://www.adobe.com/special/encoderactivation/sw_activation02.html

But ... it's a Flash page.   Windows informs me (Oct 2020) that Flash will be disabled on Dec 31, 2020.

I, like the others, am appalled that Adobe doesn't even have a redirect from their old activation page to this functioning one.

It demonstrates that their *system* can still issue license codes.

It's simply the old page that 404's. 

PE 10 is also crippled by demanding that the (my username).Photoshop.com  site be working.

Without it, i seem to be unable to register the package or get Help (altho the Help may be due to Microsoft killing the old Help system as they moved up the Windows tree).

Kudos to EAEC for digging out the (at this moment) operational site.

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This did not work for me. I cannot find a site to activate the Premier Elements  7 components. This is the third Adobe product Adobe has forced me to abandon and upgrade at a cost. I have tried downloading Premier Element 2018 trial which did not help and from what I can see from the trial it does not offer much more than  PE7. Not happy.

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Why are they no longer available? I need them to make a dvd for a funeral. What did adobe throw them out?? Do I get my money back? I purchased the product, why do I need more to unlock the features for the product I purchased?????? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone has to have these codes. Weeks of work went into this memorial video. Only now does the damn program say it will not allow me to do what the program promises to do when you purchase it. This is a horrible cheating, lying, stealing company and someone out there has to be able to save me from their trickery. Please someone provide some kind of unlock code. PLease

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Glad you found a solution -- but sorry you found my input to be a load of crap.

Thanks for sharing the link. It may help others dealing with the same issue.

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The OPs link worked for me with PE2 MPEG 2 encoder activation error.

Thank you for your post!

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This worked for me thanks

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Well, in fairness, you're looking for active support for a 10 year old product.

If the product was installed back in 2008, it will still work. You won't be forced to upgrade if it serves your needs.

But if you're doing a new installation of a product a decade old, you can't expect those old activators to still be running on the product's web site.

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Just my opinion of course but I think that if you pay several hundred dollars for a piece of plastic, you can expect them to just not remove a service which probably costs less than a dollar per day.

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And furthermore, it gives very negative experiences to customers!
I just bought Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for over $50, installed and it ran without any problems. But then, I wanted to export the project and it came up with this activationg thingy. It p***** me of, honestly. Hours of work for nothing! It makes no sense that I install a product, enter my serial number and then it wants me to again verify something AFTER I worked on a project for hours! Yes, I will not consider Adobe in future, will look for an alternative unless these guys fix up their activation link already!

Thanks for your help guys, it is not your fault of course.

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If I buy a product with perpetual license, I don't except some funcitonality being degraded over time. It's OK for me that it doesn't run in a new OS. But reinstalling it on the same OS and computer should not be depended on the willingness of Adobe to keep de license server running.

 

I always say: licening server and registration code are only use to harrass people that DO have a legitemate license !!!

 

 

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I just ran into this same issue after my computer crashed and I needed to reinstall Windows.  The software itself works, but the website for requesting an encoder license (https://www.adobe.com/motion/mpegactivation.html) gives a 404 error.  I even have the original encoder code, which I kept, but no longer works.


I do have newer versions of Adobe Premiere Elements (Version 13.0) than this one (Version 3.0), but the original project was created with an older version.  I do have the disk images I created for this project, but it would be nice to be able to recreate if I had to.

I think Adobe should at least just keep this license server working for previous owners or provide some sort of universal key.

What prevents me from upgrading my Premiere Elements now is that they have removed Blu-Ray support and I still have to create those for some people.

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