Hey, What Happened to Adobe Encore?

Looking for Adobe Encore on the Creative Cloud? It’s not easy to find. Here’s an intro to a story that I wrote for Streaming Media Producer about Encore’s demise, and how to find it on the Creative Cloud.

So, there I was, starting to run some tests on a brand new HP Z820 with 12/24 core E5-2697 v2 CPUs, one of the fastest workstations on the planet. I had installed Premiere Pro CC on the computer and started looking for Encore to run some Blu-Ray Disc encoding tests. Nowhere to be found on the computer. So I figured I would download the app from the Adobe Creative Cloud site, but Encore was missing there, as well.

A quick Google search led to the realization that Adobe had “end-of-lifed” Encore, which has significant implications to many event producers. I also learned that while Encore CS6 can work with Premiere Pro CC, there is no Dynamic Link transfer from PP CC to Encore CS6; you have to output your timelines separately and input them into Encore CS6. In this article, I’ll discuss how to install Encore if you’re a CC subscriber and don’t have Encore CS6 already installed on your computer, the terms and implications of Encore’s end-of-life status, and how to work around the lack of Dynamic Link transfers from Premiere Pro CC to Encore CS6.

Learn what happened to Encore and how to find it on the Creative Cloud site by reading the rest of the article, here.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video (https://amzn.to/3kV6R1j) and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less (https://amzn.to/3ZJih7e). I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at https://bit.ly/slc_courses. I currently work as www.netint.com as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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