I wanna tell you guys about one problem that I’m facing with Expression Encoder 4 Pro. Do you guys ever see this error “This functionality is only available in the fully-featured Expression Encoder Pro” while you are using Expression Studio Ultimate licensed version? I heard that the most of users who are using the MSDN subscription version of Expression Studio are having this problem. When you change the Output Format “Windows Media” to MP4, you will get this error.
The screenshot of that error is as below..
I think Microsoft is aware of this issue and I hope we will get the fixes very soon.. Emily Anderson from Microsoft wrote below in IIS7Media forum ~
Thanks for your interest in Expression Encoder. We have two version of Expression Encoder 4: The first is included in Expression Ultimate purchased through volume licensing, MSDN, and Bizspark, and does not include royalty-bearing codecs. The second version is included in Expression Ultimate purchased through retail channels, and does include the codecs. The reason for needing two product versions is due to codec redistribution and reporting requirements. Unfortunately we’ve experienced some technical issues with MS store, but we expect the problems to be resolved in the next 48 hours and Encoder to be available again before the end of the week.
If you are wondering whether you have the same problem or not, you can go and check the AboutPage of Encoder 4. The following is mine. If you have “(without codecs)” then you will probably have the same problem.. The only solution that I know is to wait a few more days to get the latest version of Encoder 4 from MSDN subscription. Let me know if you know other workaround..