What happens when a Vegas Pro or Post Subscription expires?

Drydocked wrote on 8/18/2021, 9:49 AM

Have always purchased the software before, now considering going to subscription mode. However, I am wondering - if my subscription expires, does the software become deactivated? Or does it continue to run , but no longer receives updates? Also, if the subscription has expired, can I still deactivate/reinstall the version of the software I have (for example, as happened recently, I had to reinstall Windows, which forced a reinstall of Vegas Pro 18)?

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Pete wrote on 8/18/2021, 9:56 AM

I would imagine that when you click to run the program, you'll get an error saying you need to update your subscription or payment option.

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DrinkyBird wrote on 8/18/2021, 9:59 AM

If your subscription expires I believe you lose access to the software completely; it'll be locked behind the dialog asking for a product key and your email, and you will have to purchase another license (either perpetual or subscription) to use it again.

VEGASPascal wrote on 8/18/2021, 10:29 AM

Have always purchased the software before, now considering going to subscription mode. However, I am wondering - if my subscription expires, does the software become deactivated? Or does it continue to run , but no longer receives updates? Also, if the subscription has expired, can I still deactivate/reinstall the version of the software I have (for example, as happened recently, I had to reinstall Windows, which forced a reinstall of Vegas Pro 18)?


@Drydocked This is the difference. You can buy it and use it forever... or... you subscribe the software and if your subscription expires the software becomes deactivated.

gary-rebholz wrote on 8/18/2021, 11:11 AM

@Drydocked, what VEGASPascal said is true. There is a difference this year, however. We are changing to a more "continual delivery" model. This means that we will release new features into VP19 as soon as we feel they are ready for public use. No more waiting until the next version to get cool new features. This will include users who buy the software outright. Really, nothing changes in that we have always provided updates throughout the life cycle of a version. We will still do that. What changes is that some of those free updates will include new features.

Once the life cycle of VEGAS Pro 19 expires (expect that to be a year from now), you will stop receiving these updates and you would have to purchase the next upgrade to get them again. But you would be able to use VEGAS Pro 19 beyond that time since you own it. I hope this clarifies for you.

fr0sty wrote on 8/18/2021, 11:28 AM

@gary-rebholz I think they were asking about VEGAS Pro 365 subscriptions, if those stop functioning if you stop paying the subscription price... what you are referring to is for the perpetual licenses, right?

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gary-rebholz wrote on 8/18/2021, 11:55 AM

@fr0sty, Yes, that's right.

For subscription users, you can use the software for as long as you have an active subscription. When the subscriptions runs out, so does your right to use the software. Just like your NetFlix subscription.

janndk wrote on 8/18/2021, 4:08 PM

For subscription users, you can use the software for as long as you have an active subscription. When the subscriptions runs out, so does your right to use the software. Just like your NetFlix subscription.

@gary-rebholz

And what happens now to Sound Forge Pro 365 (which is included in Vegas Pro 365)? Will it keep working as long as the Vegas Pro 365 subscriptions is active - or getting downgraded to Sound Forge Audio Studio?

fr0sty wrote on 8/18/2021, 5:27 PM

All versions of software you have currently installed should work with an active sub, but there might not be new versions of sfpro released under the sub.

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walter-i. wrote on 8/25/2021, 3:08 AM

For subscription users, you can use the software for as long as you have an active subscription. When the subscriptions runs out, so does your right to use the software. Just like your NetFlix subscription.

@gary-rebholz
Could this also be described in this clarity in the FAQ's?
I looked for it, but didn't find it.

I have also read elsewhere that projects - created with subscription versions - can be opened with other versions of Vegas Pro - but there is surely the restriction of upward compatibility and if you have used plugins that are not available in the other version - or?

vkmast wrote on 8/25/2021, 3:39 AM

@walter-i. the FAQs on the forum "are generated by VEGAS users", not by the VEGAS team.

walter-i. wrote on 8/25/2021, 3:44 AM

@vkmast
I have searched in the "official" FAQ's: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/support/vegas-pro--1/

vkmast wrote on 8/25/2021, 4:05 AM

@walter-i. Ok, they do come from MAGIX Support AFAIK and are far from complete. They also sometimes apply to MAGIX products only, which may be confusing. Probably another resource problem.