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    Prior major releases of Premiere, Audition, Prelude and AME have been removed

    ProDesignTools MVP & Adobe Community Professional

      It looks like Adobe has just pulled many of the primary installers that were available for previous major versions of Premiere Pro, Audition, Prelude, and Adobe Media Encoder (AME).

       

      Notably the following base releases are now gone, and not currently available to customers via any means (whether using the Creative Cloud Desktop app or through direct download links):

       

      — Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 (versions 10.3 & 10.4 – June 2016)

      — Premiere Pro CC 2015 (version 9.0 June 2015)

      — Premiere Pro CC 2014 (version 8.0 June 2014)

       

      — Audition CC 2015.2 (versions 9.2 & 9.2.1 June 2016)

      — Audition CC 2015 (version 8.0 June 2015)

      — Audition CC 2014 (version 7.0 June 2014)

       

      — Prelude CC 2015.4 (versions 5.0 & 5.0.1 June 2016)

      — Prelude CC 2015 (version 4.0 June 2015)

      — Prelude CC 2014 (version 3.0 June 2014)

       

      — Media Encoder CC 2015.3 (versions 10.3 & 10.4 June 2016)

      — Media Encoder CC 2015 (version 9.0 June 2015)

      — Media Encoder CC 2014 (version 8.0 June 2014)

       

      Note that this loss affects all revisions from these three years (2014, 2015, and 2016), because without the base installers available, none of the minor version updates can be installed either.

       

      Can't say for sure why this happened, but it could possibly be related to the recent change in CC application support for the Dolby codec.

       

      One of the great promises of Creative Cloud is the ability to use any version of the CC apps that you desire or require. This is especially important for video customers, who are urged by Adobe experts to install and maintain multiple CC versions and to always re-open their .prproj files with the exact same versions of Premiere with which they were created, no matter how new or old. This is for compatibility reasons.

       

      Updating and Backing Up Premiere Pro Project Files: Best Practices

       

      The loss of these major releases could also be a big issue for customers who cannot upgrade, for example, due to changed system requirements or newer versions that their current hardware cannot support. They will not be able to access or reinstall older versions of their software.

       

      Adobe also sometimes drops features or functionality between releases, and says that if you want to use the discontinued feature, then you need to go back and install/use the previous version.

       

       

      If you would like to have these three years of CC releases restored, then the most likely path to having that happen is to let Adobe know how important these are to you (their customers) – so please share why you want or need them...

       

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