Current Versions and Build Numbers and Updates and Patches

dpaterson wrote on 6/20/2018, 11:14 AM


Is there any EASY and STRAIGHTFORWARD method to check for current versions / build numbers / updates / patches for ALL MAGIX products (including but NOT limited to Vegas Pro 15 and Sound Forge Pro 12)???

I own a number of MAGIX products and to check whether or not I'm running the latest versions / builds is an absolute nightmare.

And I don't trust this "News" window that pops up from time to time either i.e. I just found out that I'm a build behind with Vegas Pro 15 and only because I decided to post a gripe here on these forums otherwise I would not have known.

I like to check, manually, as in "myself", from time to time for versions / build numbers / updates / patches as I don't really trust this "News" window that pops up from time to time in these products.

Sorry to bring it up MAGIX but "in the good old (Sony) days" it was easy i.e. all products were listed on a single page with details of their version numbers and build numbers and download links for each. How difficult can it be???



P.S. Just checked. Sound Forge Audio Studio 12 has an "Update Online" option under the Help menu but not so for any of the other MAGIX products. Like I said: how difficult can it be???


vkmast wrote on 6/20/2018, 12:07 PM

Unfortunately at the moment you need to keep an eye on this forum's News > Patches posts and look for the highest version number with the highest build number.

Another way is to go to and look for the highest numbers there in section 5. Nick has been updating this regularly and his links include also an (unimportant) update of DVD A (7), which is not included in the News Patches section. The update notification did work for a while at least with MS according to e.g. this comment.

I don't know and so cannot comment on "how difficult can it be", but Magix knows this problem and hopefully is working on it.


AVsupport wrote on 6/20/2018, 6:01 PM

personally, I would prefer an automatic update checker to a spam-ad screen any's done everywhere else, 'how hard can it be..?' +1

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EricLNZ wrote on 6/20/2018, 6:06 PM

personally, I would prefer an automatic update checker to a spam-ad screen any's done everywhere else, 'how hard can it be..?' +1


fifonik wrote on 6/20/2018, 7:09 PM

I'm using many programs from different companies so even if all of them create a page with all their programs I have it would be hard for me to check everything.

So I'm using Windows Update + Ninite + SUMo (Software Update Monitor) right now.

Ninite updates programs automatically when started, however it is only know about some very popular programs.

SUMo knows more, but I'm using it for checking only (I even do not know if it can update programs automatically).

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dpaterson wrote on 6/21/2018, 1:12 PM

Hello everyone.

Thanks for the posts and info.

Glad to see it's not only me with the problem.

I'm afraid I don't trust any of these third party software auto updaters so that's not an option either.

Oh well: time to check for updates (manually I guess).



P.S. Just took at a look at Nick's thread (with all the updates / downloads listed). Man: you deserve a medal Nick!!!

vkmast wrote on 6/21/2018, 1:56 PM

P.S. Just took at a look at Nick's thread (with all the updates / downloads listed). Man: you deserve a medal Nick!!!

He does indeed.


dpaterson wrote on 6/22/2018, 1:23 AM

I have a suggestion (not sure if MAGIX every takes these things into account but here goes anyway):

Why can the Download Manager (for Vegas Pro 15 Suite for example) not simply check all software installed as well as version numbers BEFORE initiating the downloads??? I mean to say: I don't mind downloading and installing the Download Manager from time to time (but I sure ain't going to download the all the software each time only THEN to be informed that the latest version is installed). This came to me after downloading the Download Manager for DVD Architect 7 last night i.e. it downloaded the software and then informed me that it was going to install the update (thanks to the forums and Nick I already knew there was an update so I just let it do its thing).

FIRST PRIZE of course would be a little menu option under "Help" that says "Check for updates online". But this would, of course, only check for updates to Vegas Pro 15 (for example) i.e. the other add-ons and effects packages would be an issue here so I'm thinking that having the Download Manager check versions (as described above) may be the way to go really. Maybe BOTH (pushing my luck here I guess)???



P.S. Matter of fact: I have loads and loads of VST plug-ins for my DAW. Each developer has a sort of "Software Manager" which requires the user to login to their account and they then automatically check all of their own software for updates and patches. Sure would be nice if MAGIX could do something like this (as I said: I've got a fair whack of MAGIX products installed which I'd really like to keep updated without wasting a morning every now and then) (and really don't understand why the audio products are totally separated from the video and graphics products).

zdogg wrote on 6/22/2018, 12:58 PM

Sort of a necessary evil for program lines that are extensive, like Adobe suite, and a major PITA otherwise. So if you have two or three of Magix programs, not worth it - IMHO. Careful what you wish for, IOW.