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  • Fri, Aug 19 2011 2:42 PM In reply to

    • dmfreeman
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    I have a few thoughts on this matter that I would like to share.  I never install a patch,  I will uninstall and go for the full install of the program.  My rationale for doing so is this.  Should I have a hard drive failure, or a motherboard failure and need to reinstall, I will already have all the tools on my side of the internet to make everything work again. (with the exception of the license should I not be able to deactivate it.).

    Granted the process is a bit longer, but I am a firm believer in insurance.

    Download time for the full install of 5.5.3 was 74 minutes.

    Uninstall of the editor suite was about 20 minutes.

    Installation of 5.5.3 was 18 minutes

    Just my 2 cents

    Denny

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  • Sun, Aug 21 2011 9:46 PM In reply to

    • gregNZ
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    Hi there,

    sorry, but you made me nervious now. I'm on mac and need to upgrade from 5.5.2 to 5.5.3 So what exactly is the procedure:

    1. unregister

    2. running the "uninstallers" in the application folder (Avid Media Composer, Avid CodecsLE, Avid CodecsPE)

    3. restart

    4. install 5.5.3

    Can someone confirm please? Anything I missed? Thanks heaps!!!

  • Sun, Aug 21 2011 10:13 PM In reply to

    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    Do NOT unregister your software.

    1) If you're not running on a dongle (physical license key), you must deactivate your software license from the Media Composer special menu.

    2) Uninstall Media Composer 5.5.2

    3) Install Media Composer 5.5.3

    4) Reactivate software license.

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  • Sun, Aug 21 2011 10:24 PM In reply to

    • gregNZ
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    Hi Larry,

    thanks for your answer. I'm not on a dongle, software only. What exactly do I need to uninstall? Just MC 5.5.2 or any codes etc. as well? Many thanks.

     

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  • Sun, Aug 21 2011 10:45 PM In reply to

    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    Greg:

    You need only uninstall MC 5.5.2 - the rest of the apps you can leave be. Before uninstalling 5.5.2, go to the special menu of Media Composer to first deactivate your software license. Then uninstall 5.5.2, and install 5.5.3, restart your computer as prompted, then launch 5.5.3 and reactivate your software license. That's all there is to it.

    Newscutter Nitris DX 9.5.3.5 * Media Composer 5.5.3.6 (At Home on PC running XP Pro) * Symphony 6.5.2.1 (At home on MacBook Pro3,1 running 10.7.2) * Interplay... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 2:46 AM In reply to

    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    Have not used AVID DVD since I upgraded to Media Composer. When I try to use Avid DVD i get the message=

    "Warning.  Unable to detect security dongle.  Check that the dongle is installed and the drivers have been installed correctly."  WTH is that.  The Media Composer has no dongle.

    xw8400 4 gigs ram, fx 1500 composer 6.0 Avid DVD, AVID FX windows 7 [view my complete system specs]

    RS

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  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 3:09 AM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    It sounds like you are using an earlier version of AvidDVD than version 6.1.1 (Latest version)

    The older versions of AvidDVD were used at a time when MC used a dongle.

    The later versions can be used with or without a dongle.

    This may be the reason why you are seeing this warning.

    If it is, then you will have to update.

    Regards,
    Douglas

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  • Tue, Aug 23 2011 10:27 PM In reply to

    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    It came with the bundle.  I will contact Avid to see what to do.  Thanks for your help and I really enjoy your videos, they have helped me out many times.

    xw8400 4 gigs ram, fx 1500 composer 6.0 Avid DVD, AVID FX windows 7 [view my complete system specs]

    RS

  • Tue, Aug 23 2011 11:04 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    videosmithlaguna:
    It came with the bundle.

    Robert I am guessing that you migrated to MC at the time of MC 4.x.x

    At that time I think there may have been some overlap in the applications in "the bundle".

    There was a period of a few weeks or so that the version of AvidDVD being shipped was dongle only.

    That said, you are going the right way when you say you will contact Avid on this.

     

    videosmithlaguna:
    Thanks for your help and I really enjoy your videos, they have helped me out many times.

    Glad to have been of assistance. To be honest, my Tutorials help me out many times too Geeked

    My memory is not what is was......

    Regards,
    Douglas

     

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  • Wed, Aug 24 2011 12:14 AM In reply to

    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    dmfreeman:

    I never install a patch,  I will uninstall and go for the full install of the program...Granted the process is a bit longer, but I am a firm believer in insurance.

    I agree and I do exactly the same. Never have had a problem, either in the uninstall, the install, or running the program.

    Newscutter Nitris DX 9.5.3.5 * Media Composer 5.5.3.6 (At Home on PC running XP Pro) * Symphony 6.5.2.1 (At home on MacBook Pro3,1 running 10.7.2) * Interplay... [view my complete system specs]

    Larry Rubin

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  • Wed, Aug 24 2011 12:34 AM In reply to

    • gregNZ
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    Larry, just a quick "thank you" from my side, all working smooth!!! 

  • Wed, Aug 24 2011 12:41 AM In reply to

    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    You're quite welcome, Greg, and very glad to hear it.Yes

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    Larry Rubin

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  • Wed, Aug 24 2011 3:02 PM In reply to

    • Mike Shaw
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    The patch installed here without any hitch whatsoever.  As expected of course ...( by all who don't know me and my ability to create havoc where all is peace and calm...! Big Smile  )

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  • Wed, Aug 24 2011 5:09 PM In reply to

    • Sef
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    You are close to being an expert now Mike. The count of green dots under your name, indicates that. So I'm far behind!!

    It will not take long and under the green dots, there will be a blue frame with Moderator.... listed

    Stick out tongue

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  • Wed, Aug 24 2011 6:12 PM In reply to

    • Mike Shaw
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    Re: 5.5.3 Update installation confusion

    Expert? I wouldn't be too sure about that Sef!  And the green dots were started back in the Liquid days I think.

    I'm currently readfing through a book called Avid Agility by Steve Cohen - and I don't think I have ever come across a book so packed with really useful tips and wrinkles on using MC.  Things which I didn't think were possible are - this chap must have really delved into the manual and winkled out all kinds of useful tid bit.  If you get the chance to have a look through it, do so!

     

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