"MPEG-4-Codec (MainConcept) Activation" Message...

j4ck_fl4sh_3k wrote on 10/10/2018, 4:49 PM


Why am i getting this message now, I've used magix movie edit pro and downloaded and installed the codex that its asking for, is this after the activation code I got when I first bought the product or is it now after more money. How do i find out the activation code I bought this software over a year ago.

anyone able to help.


emmrecs wrote on 10/11/2018, 4:47 AM


The price for the Main Concept codec will be revealed if you click through the first option. It is NOT a part of the standard MEP installation.

Not sure where you are in the world but in the UK it costs about £5 and is a one-off one-time activation.

OTOH, this codec is now somewhat "old" and may not be needed for mp4 export, so it would be helpful if you explained exactly what you are doing and why you need it!

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me_again wrote on 10/11/2018, 6:59 AM


I've never used the Main Concept MP4 codec so I can't comment on the activation method for it but I have, in the dim dark days when I had to buy for example an MP3 encoder upgrade in 2003 (honestly!), always had an email with the activation code. These codes have to be applied when anything "substantial" happens to the computer such as Windows upgrades or even a new hard drive or complete computer.

Sorry, rambled a bit there.

It could be that you have to "switch on" the codec. Look at https://www.magix.info/us/forum/mainconcept-codec--1097117/ and see if that helps, otherwise surely you just have to log into the Magix account you used to register the program and codec initially.

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j4ck_fl4sh_3k wrote on 10/11/2018, 2:37 PM

Hello guys, thank you both for your replys. I've just started using MMEP again to upload vids to youtube. Your right that I don't need the codec and have been uploading, Its just odd that I did have the codec and now I do not. Whats the deal. Anyway, I'm good my end, if asked for anymore money thou I'm changing software, I don't like have things taken away after already paying. cheers anyways.

wongck wrote on 10/11/2018, 5:55 PM

Some members of the forums mentioned that some features have removed with various auto updates, however it does not seems to affect me much. May be I am a novice user and do not need such powerful features.

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