The download sites for Windows build 2.0.2096.0, which replaces the original SP2, are now live. Note: the Windows versions are patches, not full installs. Make sure you look below the links for installation instructions.

Links to each country’s downloads are:

1. http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/4/5/94594C63-A4CA-4468-A271-7DEDFB050C4D/MediaPatch_fr.msp

2. http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/6/2/4625C8CC-4BBD-41C4-BAE0-DD90C202E8B7/MediaPatch_es.msp

3. http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/3/5/6353ABBA-2076-4856-B259-ABD8987644E7/MediaPatch_en.msp

4. http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/9/D/89D51C10-7504-45A3-A8AB-CDD9296EC5CC/MediaPatch_de.msp

5. http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/D/C/8DC92A13-33AC-45B3-94C3-8C2C8FD005C9/MediaPatch_zh-CHS.msp

6. http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/6/0566AF5F-B608-4732-82E4-82A52E60C7B9/MediaPatch_ja.msp

7. http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/2/9/E29725F8-B476-414A-B3BC-9C7B1DCD507B/MediaPatch_zh-CHT.msp

8. http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/4/0/8402AA0B-75DB-4626-B8F7-C395866CD8C1/MediaPatch_it.msp

9. http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/B/5/3B5F9116-FEDB-4411-8B7F-36B96ED4CB6E/MediaPatch_ko.msp

If you are on the original SP2 for Windows, you will need to roll back to SP1. If that’s impossible, uninstall and install SP1, and then patch to receive the upgrade.

The English link for Mac is http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bb6aa4e5-1101-4116-9513-030679a14b77. I do not have all of them for other localized versions, but if you search www.microsoft.com/downloads for SP2, and make sure you download build 2096, you will get the right one. It will install properly over any older build.

Issues that this fixes, which were broken in the original SP2 release are:

  • On French and Dutch Macintosh only, the media rendering preferences dialog was unusable. The first tab changed some of the options, and you could not interact with it to reset them. The second and third tabs were totally blank.
  • On both platforms, arrowing through the images in Media view would stick asynchronous rendering at the preview stage. On Windows, the only way to get out of this state was to kill the process. If you simply closed Expression Media, the media.exe process was left in memory.
  • On both platforms, if you build full screen previews, and your media items are offline, you can’t get to media view. The tab changes but on Windows the media window is blank, and on Mac, the media window still shows all the thumbnails.

Our apologies for the problems inherent in the first release. We are confident that this one is solid.

Regards,
Anita Oakley