I am currently unable to output any of my projects. It says I need to Activate Component (MPEG2 Component). And to activate it, it provided this link http://www.adobe.com/go/premiereel_encoder. That page no longer exists and I'm unable to activate the encoder.
Are there other ways to Activate this component?
Adobe Premiere Elements 9, Windows 7
Unfortunately, Adobe has discontinued all support for all of its software products that are more than about three to four years old, and completely shut down all activation servers for all products that are more than about six years old. Premiere Elements 9 is now more than 10 years old at this point.
You might, emphasize might, be able to get the media encoder by installing the free trial of the current version.
Thank you for the suggestions but it seems there's no way. One activation link requires Flash which no longer works, other leads to another deleted page. Installing free trial of newest Elements requires Windows 10... Shame I can no longer use a product I bought. That's not how Adobe should be treating their customers.
You are right Tiki that in a perfect world, apps should work and be supported forever. But version 9 is so old by computer standards, I think two major versions of Windows has come out since. And CPUs have changed too. Part of the solution for the "professional' Adobe products has been to move to a subscription allowing a flow on ongoing updates.
It may be that your expectation of use forever is not entirely realistic or even possible.
Thanks for your reply. that's true, I have so old everything, and I am so old 58, too! But I like it, I like Win 7, I have many old applications, but almost all of them works properly, even now, after a many years. Elements 9 costed me 110 bucks, nothing special, ok, but I bought it for forever.
I have a Selmer saxophone, much older than me, from 1949 and that horn still sounds great - I bought it for forever, too. And update for it, means repairing, sometimes, once in decade, depends of use - but everything works as always. I don' need to buy new version of Selmer sax to play music today.
That is explanation of Adobe's unsolid behavior, but they are just one tree in the forest in this 21.century.
Excuse me for my english, it is not my native language.
Thanks again, greetings from Belgade, Serbia,