Adobe Media Encoder is an encoding engine released by Adobe to function with programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Character Animator, and Adobe Prelude. It is also useful as a standalone encoder. You can encode audio, video, and different formats to suit your social media and professional filmmaking needs. Professional audio and video editors use Adobe Media Encoder to streamline their work. If you are facing issues with Adobe Media Encoder, this guide has some fixes to help you. Let’s see how we can fix the Adobe Media Encoder not installed error in Premiere Pro or After Effects.
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Adobe Media encoder not installed in Premiere Pro
If you see Adobe Media Encoder not installed error message in Premiere Pro or After Effects, here are some suggestions to resolve the issue.
- Update Adobe software to the latest versions
- Install Adobe Media Encoder manually
- Uninstall Creative Cloud products and reinstall them
Let’s get into the details of each method and fix the issue.
1] Update Adobe software to the latest versions
Adobe products that work interdependently require updated versions to function smoothly. Adobe Media Encoder is used by both Premiere Pro and After Effects to render outputs. You need to update them to the latest versions using the Creative Cloud program. After updating them, restart your PC and see if it has fixed the error.
2] Install Adobe Media Encoder manually
You need to install Adobe Media Encoder manually using the Adobe Creative Cloud or by downloading it from the Adobe website. Run the downloaded file to install and don’t change the default location of its installation.
3] Uninstall Creative Cloud products and reinstall them
If the problem is not yet fixed, you need to uninstall Creative Cloud products like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Character Animator, Adobe Prelude, and Adobe Media Encoder leaving Photoshop and Illustration aside. After uninstalling them, you need to restart your PC and reinstall them from the Creative Cloud. See if it has fixed the error.
These are the different ways you can use when you see Adobe Media Encoder not installed error on Premiere Pro or After Effects.
How do I fix Adobe Media Encoder not installed in After Effects?
If you are seeing Adobe Media Encoder not installed error in After Effects, you need to install Adobe Media Encoder using the Adobe Creative Cloud or by downloading the executable file from the Adobe website. If you’ve already installed the Adobe Media Encoder and still facing the error, you need to update After Effects and Adobe Media Encoder using the Creative Cloud to the latest versions or reinstall them if none of the other methods fixed it.
Why does Premiere Pro Say Media Encoder not installed?
If Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder are not the latest versions, you might see this error. You need to update them to the latest versions using Creative Cloud. Uninstall both programs and reinstall them, if updating them does not fix the issue.