Attempting to use certain features of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro will result in the following message:
This functionality is only available in the fully-featured Expression Encoder Pro.
Use of the following features will cause this message to be displayed:
Running a screen capture for longer than 10 minutes.
Use of an MPEG-2 source for input.
Use of AVCHD for input.
Use of Dolby Digital audio input.
Attempt to output in H.264 format.
Attempt to output in AAC-LC format.
Use of IIS Live Smooth Streaming.
Only the retail version of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro allows for the use of the features listed above. Royalty-based codecs are not included in the non-retail versions of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro. IIS Live Smooth Streaming is a high-level feature that is only included in retail versions of Expression Encoder 4 Pro.
Upgrade to the retail version of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro.
The following versions of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro are examples of non-retail versions. Please note, this list does not contain all possible sources of non-retail versions.
Downloads from MSDN
Volume license versions
MSDNAA versions (academic versions)
You can verify which version of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro you have by selecting Help -->About Microsoft Expression Encoder and checking the title of the program. Non-retail versions of Expression Encoder 4 Pro will display the following title:
Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro (without codecs)
You can upgrade to a full-featured version of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro from the Microsoft Store at the following location: