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Pinball Wizard 02-28-2015 02:35 PM

PT 12 internet requirement?????
The talk of cloud & collaboration has me a little concerned. I am worried that PT 12 may require an internet connection to work.

Internet service here is not good. The speed is ok, but outages are too frequent. That's ok for software updates but I would hate to be dependent on an internet connection before starting an important session. Also I occasionally do field work where there is no internet connection at all.

I hope I am just 'borrowing trouble.' Does anyone know specifics about this?


Wall2Wall 02-28-2015 04:41 PM

Re: PT 12 internet requirement?????
don't worry. cloud stuff is optional.

lexaudio 02-28-2015 09:55 PM

Re: PT 12 internet requirement?????
I'm not completely sure that is the case.

From what I understand, the subscription/rental model is going to be cloud based licensing. You are fine if you have a perpetual license.

AVID spent a lot of time reworking the license system within PT12 (which is why the PT12 features are MEH), so if it were going to be completely ilok/local based, why would they need to do that?

lexaudio 03-01-2015 01:15 AM

Re: PT 12 internet requirement?????
I am correct. Subscription is cloud.

1.8. Subscription. For software available on a subscription basis, you may install
and use the most current version of the software during the term of your
subscription on one or more hardware devices, as permitted by and subject
to the restrictions of the relevant license type. Subscription based software
requires an Internet connection.
Upon expiration of the subscription period or
non-payment of the subscription fee, the software may become inactive
without notice and will not be reactivated until the subscription is renewed,
Avid receives payment, or a new subscription is purchased. Use of Software
on a subscription basis is subject to additional terms and conditions available
at www.avid.com/subscription.

Because AVID has not bothered to address questions, I'll be going through their EULA, and posting about it.

Clearly, the users CANNOT get answers to SIMPLE questions.

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