My company purchased the MAGIX Movie Edit Pro to use in a standalone environment that cannot be connected to internet for security reasons. How can I activate the license in such an environment. Could I send your team the MAC address and you create a license file for me?
On a related note, I had wondered somewhere else in this forum when the clock would start on my stand-alone install of MEP. I had bought a DVD version of MEP thru (yech) Amazon last January. But I didn't install it until March.
However, this week I have been receiving emails from Magix telling me that my 1 year "subscription" expires in a few days.
So apparently Magix starts the clock when one buys the program. Not when it is first installed. Which favors Magix and disfavors me.
Huh - so beware if you give software as a gift to someone. (While I suppose it's true that a warranty starts when one buys a tangible good, software is a different animal. Specifically, Magix knows exactly when the product is first used/activated.)
. . . . While I suppose it's true that a warranty starts when one buys a tangible good, software is a different animal . . . .
Substitute Support for Warranty and you are in the same position - a limited period for which you get updates to fix issues and support.
Depending on the software manufacturer support can be from 1 year to several depending on their policy - some software manufacturers only provide support for the 2 latest versions - Os's are different as they have 10 -15 years lifespans.
There was another thread about this a year or so ago and the users indicated that they purchased for a third party (Amazon) and not only did the 1 year update service start upon activation not purchase date, activation was with a more recent version and it was locked in as the fallback version. Furthermore, Magix has no idea when the software was purchased from Amazon, only activated. So, I'm somewhat sceptical that the update service period/support would prior to activation.
Mike, check the expiry date in your account, don't go by emails or pop ups. What do you see there?
Maybe Magix doesn't like me? (A grammatical note: I notice that in the U.K., you all consider a company as a plural. Whereas we in the States consider a comany a singular. Hence, "Magix doesn't like me," as opposed to "Magix don't like like me." (Which hurts my ears.))
As painful as it may be, any language evolves over relatively short periods of time with the original meaning and use of words changing as well as the accepted use and spelling of those words.
I had to read a lot of ships logs from the 1800s and earlier a while back as well as documentation from shipyards. There was no standard spelling or use of English at all, let alone any understanding of some nautical terms. What I was taught in school has often been at odds with the spell check in use on my browser.
Language (from my viewpoint) is for the spoken word and as long as one can communicate the correct meaning across to the person listening, it has done its job. However, written down it does not take into account local variation in either dialect or the possible use of a word in a given context.
To me it's a wonder we ever communicate effectively with the written word at all.