Expression Encoder

The team blog for Expression Encoder.

September, 2009

  • Expression Encoder

    A new way to get the full version of Expression Encoder 3


    We have just made available a new option that allows users to purchase the full version of Expression Encoder as a standalone product.  To recap what this means, let’s start with the free version of Expression Encoder.  This is available from here:image

    and contains the full feature set of the product with the following limitations:

    • Screen capture up to 10 minutes
    • No Smooth Streaming output
    • The following CODECs are not present: AC3 Decoder, MPEG2/TS Decoder, AVC-HD Decoder, H.264 Encoder, AAC-LC Encoder/Encoder

    (Note.. the installer is currently miss-labeled as Encoder_Trial_en.exe but is, in fact fully featured bar the above list and also not time-bombed as in previous versions.)

    If you try and access these features you’ll get the following message:


    As of today, the purchase link now points to a new Microsoft Store page where you can get an Expression Encoder 3 license for $49:


    Expression Encoder 3 is still available as part of Expression Studio 3, Expression Web 3 as well as through the Expression Professional Subscription and MSDN programs.

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    How to get Expression Encoder to work with the latest Apple QuickTime ( and greater)


    In their recent QuickTime update, Apple added a new DLL dependency to their SDK which unfortunately breaks our QuickTime integration. Until this situation is resolved in a more permanent fashion, here is a workaround to get QuickTime to work again in all versions of Expression Encoder:

    • From the Start menu, right-click on "Computer" and select "Properties".
    • Select "Advanced system settings"
    • In the "System Properties" dialog, click on "Environment Variables..." in the Advanced tab.
    • In the "System variables" list, find the "Path" variable and double click on it.
    • Add this string at the end of "Variable value" to add the missing directory to your path:

    ;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\         (For a 64-bit environment)


    ;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\                 (For a 32-bit environment)

    • Click OK to close all the dialogs and restart Windows. QuickTime will be working again in Expression Encoder.


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