Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 is available for download

We are very pleased to announce that both Expression Studio 3 trial and Expression Encoder 3  are now available to download:

Encoder: here

Studio: here

In this release we have taken on board your feedback and simplified the product line. There are now two versions: Expression Encoder and Expression Encoder with IIS Smooth Streaming. We have retired the Express version and, instead, have made all the features in Expression Encoder available for free with no more 30 day limit.

So what do you get in Expression Encoder with IIS Smooth Streaming?

· CODECs (AC3 Decode, MPEG2/TS Decode, AVC-HD Decode, H.264 Encode, AAC-LC Encode/Decode)

· Unlimited Screen Capture (Expression Encoder can capture up to 10 minutes)

· IIS Smooth Streaming

Other than that, all functionality in the Expression Encoder is freely available with no time limit (Full VC-1 encode, Live encoding, Overlays, Screen Capture up to 10 minutes).

If you wish to obtain the fully licensed version of Expression Encoder with IIS Smooth Streaming, it is available in both of the Expression Studio 3 and Expression Web 3 SKUs as well as in the Expression Professional Subscription which can be ordered from the Microsoft Store or your favorite online retailer.

As previously mentioned, there will be a freely redistributable version of Expression Encoder 3 available in the future, that can be shipped as part of 3rd party applications.