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Old 11-19-2008, 08:30 AM
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Just wondering how Digi is going to handle the download of PT8 MP for users that purchase the 7.4 upgrade with free PT8 upgrade? Isn't PT8 around 8 GB with all the samples?

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Old 11-19-2008, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: PT 8 download?

Thats what i was wondering.

that is alot to just download.



maybe though...
Like for example with xpand!
you can download it off the website for free.
Maybe you download the software and then just go around the site and download the extra VIs and loops and such.

If not im sure you can order a DVD with everything on it for like 15 bucks
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:50 AM
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From the Compatibility and Upgrade link at the top of the DUC:

Purchasing the Pro Tools 8 Upgrade
The following upgrade options will be available for purchase when Pro Tools 8 is released:

DigiStore Online Purchase

* Pro Tools HD 8 Upgrade (download only)
* Pro Tools LE 8 Upgrade (download only)
* Pro Tools M-Powered 8 Upgrade (download only)


Optional installation disk sets for the above will also be available for separate purchase from the DigiStore within a few weeks of the release of Pro Tools 8.

Authorized Digidesign Dealers

* Pro Tools HD 8 Upgrade (boxed version)
* Pro Tools LE 8 Upgrade (boxed version)
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:06 AM
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Thanks Digi. I understand the different purchase methods, I was just thinking of the actual download process from a users point of view. Is there going to be a download queue or is it just going to be very slow with all of the simultaneous downloads? I was just curious if we can expect to have to download in bits in pieces for multiple days or if you guys have ramped up the servers for this release?

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:11 PM
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The downloads will be hosted worldwide on multiple load-balanced Akamai download servers, not our internal servers, and will use their new download manager technology for secure downloads. This allows you to pause and resume downloads.

Also, a lot of the extra content included in Pro Tools 8 will be divided up into smaller individual downloads, rather than one enormous download.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:21 PM
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SOOOOOOOO when's the big day?
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:34 PM
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We won't know that until it's finished, then qualified for release. Still a few weeks away, sometime in December (as it says in the Pro Tools 8 Information, at the top of the Compatibility & Upgrades page mentioned earlier in this thread).
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and longer if there is another round of layoffs?
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The downloads will be hosted worldwide on multiple load-balanced Akamai download servers, not our internal servers, and will use their new download manager technology for secure downloads. This allows you to pause and resume downloads.

Also, a lot of the extra content included in Pro Tools 8 will be divided up into smaller individual downloads, rather than one enormous download.
Thanks Digi! Appreciate the answer, and looking forward to seeing the new look and features!

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