Plexaphoney which application are you using this codec with? I would recommend you post regarding your inquiry to that application's forum.
Jeff, It is Premiere Pro which doesn't allow you to use the Sony XDCAM EX codec in trial mode.
This is an activation issue not a codec issue.
Don't pass this off.
Branching this portion of the discussion off and moving it to the Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, & CS6 forum.
Premiere Pro...doesn't allow you to use the Sony XDCAM EX codec in trial mode.
It actually has since version 5.5.
Sometimes in CS6, the codec activation get's messed up and you have to redo it.
I did not know that.
Those codecs were never available on the CS6 OSX and PC trial versions that I tried.
This is still an activation issue.
Plexaphoney if this a codec offered by the Premiere Pro installation then please contact our support team.
I have my codecs back. As I said in my post...
"I managed to re-activate by following instructions in #15."
So when I re-activated they came back. Sorry that wasn't very clear and I had assumed they were not available for trial versions because I had tried CS6 Premiere Pro on PC and Mac and neither one provided me with the Sony XDCAM EX codec.
That is why i suspect this is an activation issue.
I wonder if all of the people having this issue had downloaded and installed the trial previously?
Nope. It sometimes happens even if you never had the trial.