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VSDC Pro Video Editor 5.8.6 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — VSDC Pro Video Editor 5.8.6

A light professional non-linear video editing suite.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 129 (71%) 52 (29%) 150 comments

VSDC Pro Video Editor 5.8.6 was available as a giveaway on January 23, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
39.29
free today
A stand-alone mind map software.

NB: The license provided is lifetime.

A professional non-linear video editing suite for creating a movie of any complexity – from a family card, a drone or action camera clip in the UHD quality to a business presentation with a wide array of charts and diagrams.

Key features:

  • Import from any devices and cams, including GoPro and drones. All formats supported. Сurrently it is the only free video editor that allows users to export in a new H265/HEVC codec, something essential for those working with 4K and HD
  • Everything for hassle-free basic editing: cut, crop and merge files, add titles and favorite music, outline text
  • Visual effects, advanced color correction and trendy Instagram-like filters
  • All multimedia processing done from one app: video editing capabilities reinforced by a video converter, a screen capture, an audio recorder, a video capture, a disc burner and video uploader
  • Non-linear editing: edit several files with simultaneously
  • Easy export to social networks: special profiles for Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter and Instagram
  • High quality export – no conversion quality loss, double export speed even of HD files due to hardware acceleration
  • Stabilization tool – turn your shaky or jittery footage into a more stable video automatically
  • Voice over - record your speech in sync with your video.
  • Essential toolset for professional video editing: blending modes, Mask tool, advanced multiple-color Chroma Key and free transform tool.

VSDC Facebook page
Video tutorials

System Requirements:

Windows  XP SP3/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Intel, Intel, AMD or compatible processor with the work frequency at 1.5 GHz or higher; Screen resolution: 1024x768 pixels with 16-bit color or higher; RAM 256Mb; Microsoft DirectX 9.0с or higher; 50 MB free disk space. The installation and activation of the program require Administrator permissions. An Internet connection is required to activate the Pro version.

Publisher:

Flash-Integro

Homepage:

http://www.videosoftdev.com/video-editor-pro

File Size:

42.4 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#19

Dear users, the license provided is lifetime.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Alexa Bennett,
I did not receive a "readme" file nor a GOTD license number. Please send. Thanks. Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Balaban  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Paul Balaban, The Readme.txt file with how to register and obtain the special giveaway pro key is only in the downloaded zip bundle that you get from this site, if you download from the vendors site you'll just get their latest free editor installer.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hello Paul,
We're experiencing slight server overload due to the huge number of requests, so the activation keys may be sent with a delay. Kindly drop us a line at support@videosoftdev.com in case you don't receive the key during the day.
Thank you for your patience.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Alexa Bennett, what happens if the application "accidentally" updates to a newer version?

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

VSDC,
Good to know. Thanks for the reply.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Balaban  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Alexa Bennett, Just tested this using tjk's method and set the local windows date to 1 year ahead and ALL giveaways licenses are expired and none will re-activate. I had to return the systems date back to todays date and then re-activation worked with all currently issued VSDC giveaway pro licenses. So it is in fact an expiring license of indeterminate length NOT a lifetime same version Pro license!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

M. H., thank you for the question.
VSDC updates are set up to be triggered by the user. In other words, whenever there is an update available, you will be asked if you want to download it, and if you decline the suggestion, you'll stay with the current version.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

VSDC,
Still have not received the licenses #. Is this where I should continue to communicate with you? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Balaban  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Paul Balaban, have you had any joy with the license key yet? I sent an e-mail to their support two days ago and still have not heard anything from them.

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

What is wrong with Companies? Surely they offer their software FOC for publicity and the hope that when the licence expires you will upgrade to the paid version or latest update. So why do they consistently fail to send the licence key, even after 7 days and 3 emails to their support department. Come on GOTD, you need to read the comments where people are saying the same thing and chase these companies to get their act together. And NO, their emails have not gone into my Junk or Spam.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

After 4 days and 2 emails to VSDC, I still haven't received a licence key, and have checked my spam

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

thank you very much giveaway.
I have my key for VSDC editor pro.

Reply   |   Comment by kiz  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I've used the free version for about six months now and love it. Found the software to be a lot easier to use than a lot of the other "free" ones around, and the output to be better quality than those ones.

Reply   |   Comment by grangehearts  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#51

Read Readme file. Downloaded, installed, and activated with no problems. Looks promising but have not tried. Just looking to do quick edits. *Window 7 64 Bit

Reply   |   Comment by Sampson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#50

Downloaded, installed, and activated with no problems. Can't wait to try this program. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Blue  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#49

Trojan warning picked up with itdownload.dll in the setup process.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Pretty slick program! I can see I'm going to have a pretty steep learning curve, but the tutorials are very nice. I have also used video pad, but the current offering may have more features. We'll see as I become more familiar with it. I think there would have been fewer negative comments had the download process been more simple.

Reply   |   Comment by drneuro  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#47

Can I still activate the program tomorrow? I mean I've been waiting a while for the key and it is getting late. I've an early day tomorrow and probably wont get back to this till evening. If not then thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by blnddrgn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Activation icon is hidden. not able to submit activation code

Reply   |   Comment by V P SINGH  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

V P SINGH, please try running the program as Administrator (right mouse click on the program icon) to activate it.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

V P SINGH, the activation button is on the main program window, there is "Activation" on the ribbon menu

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

V P SINGH, It can mean that your program has been activated before. Send a screenshot to support@videosoftdev.com

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Have been monitoring this editor since a few years back, even though the price is decent, you get what you pay for. The really only superhot feature that used to make this video editor stand out initially, was the included online video downloader, which was a unique option for a video editor, but these developers could not get the simple online downloader to ever really work correctly, so they just removed it.
Installed on my WIN 10 PC 16GB RAM pc, This program has been improved some, but still not as user friendly as similar, much better editors used.
Still somewhat a mediocre video editor missing many options, finally can import MP3 format like other editors, but video Audio sound hiss and feedback removal still lacking options, and sounds terrible.
Tested the video auto color effects, but made video color even worse.
Still No video and audio smooth blending or crossfade. Still lacking many video and audio enhancement options as previous versions, but at least their support normally responds timely.

Reply   |   Comment by yb  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Crashes and dies on Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jim Jones, hello, please, report your problem to support@videosoftdev.com

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

How long does it take to get the email? It's been over 2 hours! This is a ridiculous system we have to go through!

Reply   |   Comment by Grump Pah  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Grump Pah, please email us at support@videosoftdev.com if you haven't received the activation key yet. Thank you for being patient, we've experienced a few delays today due to the huge number of requests.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

After successful install and reboot, I get message box saying that I have a folder in C:\Program Files called "Program" which might be a problem. It further suggests that I rename the folder "Program1" which I have done. Still every time I reboot after having used the program the same message box pops up, prompting me to rename it "Program 2," etc., even though I have checked a box which says not to notify me of this again. This folder contains .p7d files. What is it for and how do I stop the message box pop ups?

Reply   |   Comment by RC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I also have this problem. Can somebody provide a solution, please.

Reply   |   Comment by F Thomsen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

As an aside, the Free Video Recorder that gets installed will only record on the system's primary monitor. I have four monitors on my stsem and would want to be ab;e to record from any one of them.

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By the way, when submitting comments, today I keep getting the warning "Cannot contact reCAPTCHA ... Check your connection and try again." There's nothing wrong with my connection, it's running at 100 Mbps, so the reCAPTCHA service must be overloaded. Perhaps you should use a dofferent service?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#40

Thanks for this, a very comprehensive video editing suite.

Regarding installation, if it's necessary to use "Run as Administrator" to luunch the Setup.exe installer then:
(a) The Readme.txt should stipulate this; and
(b) Why not set the "Run as Administrator" property in the installer Setup.exe program itself?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Well, I shared this twice but download doesn't work .. thanks anyway lol !

Reply   |   Comment by suzanne  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#38

Still no email with registration after almost 12 hours. I also sent an email as suggested.
As it's past midnight here in the UK & time for sleep, looks like I'm left with the 'free version'. Poor show.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart Wallace  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

I am using a free version of this from FlashIntegro website for 6 months and it is excellent for my needs which is mostly adding text, credits and subtitles to videos. Free version does not have hardware acceleration when exporting projects to common file formats so export is rather slow. I hope this version has hardware acceleration supported.

Reply   |   Comment by A Cat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

A Cat, thank you for your words! We're so pleased to know that you enjoy using VSDC. And answering your question, yes, the PRO version includes hardware acceleration. Hope, you'll like it!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

A Cat, hello, yes, this version supports hardware acceleration

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#36

Hi! Can anyone here tell me (or confirm) whether this version of VSDC offers [b]hardware acceleration[/b]? Thanks a lot!

Reply   |   Comment by RDionysus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

RDionysus, yes, we can confirm that this version includes hardware acceleration.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

RDionysus, hello, yes, this version supports hardware acceleration

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

Quite goode, but... no barrel (wide angle) correction ?? :/

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

NYB, Could you please clarify what exactly you mean by the wide angle correction?
Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Hello to the developers,

I uninstalled the version from your giveaway last year and installed today's. However, the activate option is greyed-out, I suspect because the old license is still intact. I am still good to go even with the old license in place? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

How can I get the activation key?

Reply   |   Comment by tony  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

The screen capture program makes a video where the speed is too high and there is no sound.

Reply   |   Comment by F Thomsen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

F Thomsen, if you could describe the issue in more details and email it to us at support@videosoftdev.com, that would be helpful.
Thanks,
VSDC team

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Been waiting all day for email. Still not arrived

Reply   |   Comment by exprog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi exprog,
Activation keys are being sent with a delay today because of the huge number of requests. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Please drop us a line at support@videosoftdev.com if the key is still not in your inbox within 2 hours.

Thank you,
VSDC team

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

exprog, looked in your spam folder as well?

Reply   |   Comment by Earl  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

My problem with this install is that the setup will install a malware: itdownload.dll and, according to Google, it's considered to be a "dangerous" malware. Fortunately, my Malware Hunter detected it, so the install went on okay without installing that malware.

One more thing: it will install (yet another) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package. If only the programmer could have added a check box either to install it or not, or better, to make sure the setup checks "beforehand" if the package is already installed, and if it's older than the setup files.

Reply   |   Comment by JimK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#29

Installed on Win7 Ultimate SP1 x64, the editor running smoothly without error, the activation key arrive at my E-mail inbox in 1-2 minutes, so far not encountering any problem

the screen capture program make a videos that run like a frame skipping at 2x normal speed with audio that running with 1x normal speed which make it not synced, unusable for me but it might be my hardware setup

Meanwhile the editor doing good job but kinda confusing for me to use and try to find "Help" but only "Video Converter" help file is exist, and the "Help" button is nowhere to be found or it so well hidden, until my finger press F1 button accidentally because of habit and it open Online Help.

i hope that Dev make a complete offline/downloadable help for using this Software because my internet not always available.

overall this software is good but not really straightforward

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#28

Installed very quickly, with no issues. Received the registration code within 25 minutes. Activated, again, with no issues. I have opened the program but have not actually used it. Looks very professional and the registration email also gives links to tutorials. Very happy about the lifetime registration. Thanks!!

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Wendy, glad to hear that! Thanks for the kind words.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#27

Thanks for giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by Vignesh  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Vignesh, you're very welcome!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#26

After waiting patiently, I received my Key, inserted the key, it worked perfect first time. Thank you, I've had this before and it is a very good program.

Reply   |   Comment by Carroll  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Carroll, glad to hear that! Thank you for the kind words.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Carroll, where exactly did you "insert the key"? (Licence Key)

Reply   |   Comment by DGMAX99  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

DGMAX99, OK, I may have answered my own question. If you open the location where the VSDC software was installed/saved, there is a folder called "FlashIntegro", open it and look for the folder called "VideoEditor", open it and then double click the "Activation.exe" line item. That should open the VSDC Video Editor Pro box where you enter the Licence Key. YAY!

Reply   |   Comment by DGMAX99  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

Where does the " license key" you receive in the email go? My "activation" buttons are inactive everywhere I see them, and I don't seem to have a separate option to enter the licence key...

Reply   |   Comment by DGMAX99  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I have the same issue, but it says: Licensed to GiveAwayoftheday iven if it is not activated.

Reply   |   Comment by F Thomsen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

DGMAX99, please try to run the program as Administrator (right mouse click on the program icon), then go to the Activation tab to insert the key.
Let us know if this doesn't help.

VSDC team

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

F Thomsen, it means that your program is already activated

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

VSDC, did not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Spyke  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

The lifetime license is compelling. Does anyone know or have an opinion about how this editor ranks with Windows Movie Maker, which I already have.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Injeun, it kicks windows movie makers butt in my honest opinion. It is a much more comprehensive video editor not just a movie maker and handles UHD too which last I heard WMM did not even have a clue about!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Hi Injeun,
Thank you for the question.
One of the key differences between VSDC and Movie Maker is that the latter is a linear video editor, while the former is a non-linear video editor. In other words, VSDC allows you to place videos in any sequence and create more complex effects, such as a picture-in-picture, video-in-text, blend videos together, modify a particular area on a video, etc. Technically, you can think of non-linear video editors as Photoshop for videos.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Injeun, I have used both. VSDC has a lot more functions/options. I highly recommend VSDC. There is a bit of a learning curve but there are videos on YouTube to help with that. Once you figure out a few things VSDC is very powerful.

Reply   |   Comment by DaveH  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#23

Installed on my Windows 10 Desktop without any problems.
Declares itself to be the : VSDC Video Editor Pro Edition v5.8.6.806
I received the Activation Code within 10 minutes of registering. Program activated without any problems.
Although the program doesn't come with any updates or technical support, it looks like there is a good database of instructional material, including video, to help with the learning curve.
I've been looking for a program like this! Thanks GAOTD & VideoSoftDev for making it available.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#22

Why have I not received a registration number? I've downloaded and installed the program and now have VSDC free version on my system. I've followed all instructions to get the registration code to upgrade the installed program from free version to pro version, but no registration number has arrived in my inbox. What's the problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Snodgrass  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Hello Walter,
we apologize for the inconvenience caused. Please be sure that the activation key will be sent to you soon.

Due to the huge number of requests, our server is slightly overloaded, that’s why we're experiencing delays.
If you don’t get the key during the day, kindly drop us a line at support@videosoftdev.com

Thank you for the patience!
VSDC team

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Downloaded and installed on i7 Win 8.1 laptop. Selected install to D: drive (rather than my C: SSD), during install I chose not to associate file types as it doesn't indicate which file types it will own. I also opt'd not to have a desktop icon created. When install completed, I could not find a program menu entry for the program, nor could I find a program folder for it on either drive. However rerunning setup.exe prompted me to first uninstall the program, so I took it up on the offer and cut my loses.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I have version 5.5.0.601, and am wondering what this new version has over my older one.

Reply   |   Comment by Dingo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Dingo, hello, a 64-bit version, Voice over and Free shape tools.

You can read more information about updates here:

http://www.videosoftdev.com/news/64-bit-version

http://www.videosoftdev.com/news/free-shape-tool-and-equalizer

http://www.videosoftdev.com/news/voice-over-and-text-outline

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#18

Do I need a license/code for the free lifetime service that I get here? If so, where do I get one?

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Larry, Hello, yes, you need a license code. Click the Download button here and follow instructions in the Readme file

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

VSDC, I thought for sure I did everything I was asked but I never did see this link to get an activation code " http://www.videosoftdev.com/giveawayoftheday " I did what was asked there and it was successful. Said the key is on the way but that was over a half an hour ago. Still waiting.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Larry,

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Activated, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

VSDC, sadly the license code your company sent was valid for less than 6 months and NOT a lifetime non-expiring license, has someone in your company lied to you?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

Confused by activation process.

Help. Having got the pro license key. I clicked on the activation tab. There was no obvious place to enter a license so I clicked on the about button. The activate button in this pop up was greyed out and unusable. Looking at the title line near the top it said among other things "pro edition" and registered to Give away of the day. On reading other posts I noticed one that said to register you need to run it as an administrator so I did so and was then able to enter the registration but it did not seem to register. So I shut it then re ran it as administrator and once again it opens with the activation button greyed out and the title line near the top saying among other things "pro edition" and registered to Give away of the day. So it looks the same as it did before I activated can anyone tell me what the pro edition has that the free one doesn't so I can find out if I have registered it or not.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

In answer to my own question I found this

Pro has:
Advanced settings for Pro editing
Video stabilization tool
Hardware acceleration
Audio waveform
Sub-pixel resolution Advanced
Voice over Advanced
Mask tool Advanced
Chroma Key Advanced
Technical support Advanced

Once I had this list I thought it would be easy but actually I am hard pressed to determine if I have them or not. Pretty sure I have the Video stabilization tool because I can find a pop up window that allows me to change the settings for this. I am puzzled by Hardware acceleration one because I thought hardware was part of my computer chips etc and I had it optimized so I hope this is not messing with my hardware settings. I presume that Audio waveform would be a rectangular box with zig zags in it and I can't find one not that I would know how to use it if I did. So I give up I have what I have and it was free (If I don't count time as money)

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

I've been waiting probably 30+ minues and still no registration code, checked spam/junk folders. Did anyone else have this problem? Solution?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Magill  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Mark Magill,
Yes it took a while to get the code, but it eventually came! Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

David, Thanks a lot. It arrived about 5 minutes after I posted the message. So if anyone else is having this issue and has checked their SPAM/JUNK box, I suggest waiting at least 45 minutes for delivery.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Magill  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#15

I received the activation key by e-mail. But where to copy? Thanks for answering .

Reply   |   Comment by Gil  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gil,
Click 'Activation' tab, upper left of center in main program window, enter code.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

I followed the directions given here for setup & it's registered the Pro version through GOTD. So, every time I start the program I'm required to open with Administrator Privileges or it reverts to the free version? Is there a setting to always start program as Administrator? Very confusing setup

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Right clicked program icon, went into properties & checked the 'Always Start as Administrator' box. Fixed! Thanks GOTD & VSDC for a great program!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Properties> Shortcut tab> Advanced> Run as administrator

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

To anybody having problems getting the "Pro" version: I ran setup using Admin privileges and when I re-started the software I used Admin privileges. However, I always got the "FREE" version despite entering the serial number. I twigged after 3 re-installs produced the same result. At the end of the set up you will be asked to launch VSDC - do not click on this button. Exit the setup and then open the software using Admin privileges then enter the serial number. That means you need to use Admin privileges 3 times to get the Pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

Installed but then saw it was not a TRUE free version but a one year licence.
Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by Tim Blackwell  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Tim Blackwell, Giveawayoftheday offers a lifetime license

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

VSDC, TRUE free version is included at least one year update

Reply   |   Comment by alireza  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

VSDC, Just tested this using tjk's

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/vsdc-pro-video-editor/#comment-574190

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/vsdc-pro-video-editor/#comment-574321

method and set the local windows date to 1 year ahead and ALL giveaways licenses are expired and none will re-activate. I had to return the systems date back to todays date and then re-activation worked with all currently issued VSDC giveaway pro licenses. So it is in fact an expiring license of indeterminate length NOT a lifetime same version Pro license!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Downloaded twice and tried to install but every time the installation doesn't go on and there is always a message saying
"A required privilege is not held by the client"
Please advise.

Reply   |   Comment by Ayman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ayman, check your antivirus. Can you install anything else on your PC?

Reply   |   Comment by nn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Ayman, we suppose that the problem is you don't have enough security privileges

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ayman, try running the program as system administrator

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

The website says it is subscription based. How long will the giveaway function? Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Exploro  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Exploro, Giveawayoftheday offers a lifetime license

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

tjk, and VDSC: who is right?

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

tjk, https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_date.html ;)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I cannot get the license key after carefully following instructions. Any workarounds?

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Eric, please contact us at support@videosoftdev.com and we'll send you a key.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

I fail to see on the website if the licence is for 1 year or for lifetime.
I purchased a licence when VSDC first started charging thinking it was a lifetime licence but 12 months later they sent a bill for another payment,. I had even sent a donation to them before they started charging.
So I do not use it now but have gone to Cyberlink Powerdirector which I find easier to use...

Reply   |   Comment by warren  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)

Warren,

if I may pop in, on their FAQ page at the website ("Frequently Asked Questions") they do state that the License is "for one year" and there is a link to the Subscription page(s) [to set up a yearly automated payment, I am assuming].

Although I will hand it to you; they could definitely make it easier to see/know and inform the customer, that it is NOT a permanent license (as most other video editing applications are)... and from the little that I've seen so far, it is 'light' on capability but 'heavy' on learning - I agree that PowerDirector is easier to use and more powerful [if one is going to PAY for a video editor - but I assume most people are here because they DO NOT WANT to PAY for a video editor at this time].

I think with some more capability and a one-time payment, VSDC could become quite a competitor, though... I'll give it that.

Reply   |   Comment by Troy from The Game Tips And More Blog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

warren, Indeed, you are correct. Their FAQ says,
"7.Are there any restrictions for VSDC Pro Video Editor subscription?
The subscription is valid for one year and can be used on two computers."
Thanks Warren for bringing that to our attention. I will pass on this giveaway.
Also noteworthy, for some reason this giveaway is for version 5.8.6 but their Pro webpage says the current version is 5.8.1. Apparently their webpage is not being kept updated...

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

warren, previous giveaways pro license on 5.7.7.702 and earlier is still active here with no countdown timer. once or twice windows has crashed and lost some settings including VSDC pro activation but I have been able to reapply the activation each and every time without resorting to hacking anything. Standard purchassed Pro license used to be annual but not seen that with a giveaway license so far.

I personally could not downgrade to cyberlink powerdirector even if the latest full version was given away here as even the free VSDC has way more advanced features!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Troy from The Game Tips And More Blog, Granted for a freebie it is a good editor and freebie hunters can always find VSDC ver 4 which was a version before payment was required.

Reply   |   Comment by warren  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

warren, The website almost seems to hide that this is a subscription rather than an outright purchase.
Should be much more clear.
Not impressed

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

serji, please do explain what lie I have told? as you are correct that I don't need to lie and to my knowledge I have not lied. I just gave an honest testemony of my experiences with the giveaway pro licenses and my opinion of the VSDC even the free edition compared to a different product. I have in fact just installed this version over the previous activated giveaway and it still is activated with the previous license, I cannot add any new license as both options are greyed out, i.e. to receive license and to Activate. There are NO dates showing anywhere to translate. Defamation is not a nice thing to do. Just because these are my experiences they do not make any universal claims of what everyone else experiences and I won't be calling people posting other experiences, liars!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

tjk, where did you get that information? That's saying the license offered today is less than 6 months then it reverts to the free edition? VSDC can you step in here and clarify is todays license a 6 month or slightly less license?

Personally for me I used this as the Free edition long before any giveaway of it ever occoured for its non-linear editing and layered approach to video editing and will continue to use it as Pro or Free edition.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK,
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The license for the program is temporary - 1 year.
And in this action - too.
I told you that you yourself installed, translated the date - 2020 year and looked.
License - Out!
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You understand that they are lying!
Check the license yourself!
I'm not going to wait 1 year!
I've already seen everything with my own eyes!

Reply   |   Comment by serji  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

serji, I refer you to the following official comments by the vendor and a representative of the giveaway team:

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/vsdc-pro-video-editor/#comment-574196 by Giveaway of the day employee!

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/vsdc-pro-video-editor/#comment-574163 by VSDC presumed to be the vendors representative.

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/vsdc-pro-video-editor/#comment-574164 again by VSDC presumed to be the vendors representative.

This giveaway license is DIFFERENT to the subscription based one available to rent on their website!
And again you have not stated what lie I have made but seem to just want to troll and defame an honest contributor... There is NO date restriction visible in the installation I have. It is clear you have not seen "everything" with your own eyes as you've clearly not seen my installation or anyone elses!

BTW you are aware that 2020 is almost 2 years away not the 6 months tjk alleges... Also from what did you translate this 2020 from? was it in roman numerals or unix date count or universal galactic time or star trek stardate?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

TK,
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If you refer me to the comments - you do not Serious! You are a child.

I installed, did the transfer of the date(2018\2020) and saw everything with my eyes.

They - they say lies, I'm responsible for my words. License - 1 year!
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The keys they give, for 1 year!
Maybe later, I'm not going to wait for 1 year!
They will not change conditions because of us, do not be stupid!
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If you wrote about the duration of the license of this program, that it is more than 1 year, then you also lie with them and there is nothing to talk about!
And yes, you do not know me, but I read you and I do not need to do this anymore.
I thought you were a decent person.
Apparently you are an interested person, maybe a paid person!
I feel sorry for you.

Reply   |   Comment by serji  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

tjk, ah right.. I normally don't do that as I have in the past forgotten to restore the date and fired up a browser and had it wipe out alot of wanted internet history... but NOW did similar myself just flipped a year into the future and none of the giveaway VSDC Pro licenses remained active and none of them would reactivate stating the licenses had expired. I have posted comments in reply to Alexa Bennets and VSDC comments claiming the licenses were lifetime challenging the claims but only time will tell if the moderators allow them or this one through.

Of course this does mean that one can always re-enable the pro license by dialing back the date to a date like todays when all the giveaway VSDC pro licenses work.

Or if a utility that intercepts the windows API that provides the date and spoofs a specific date, to a spawned child process, exists it could be used to keep this program who's licence is controlled by the local windows time value to an always valid date isolated from the real systems date.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

serji, again you are wrong, if you did a tiny bit more work and explained yourself better and even replied to comments that matter and not just another end user you might have achieved something constructive!

The license given away on this giveaway was for significaqntly LESS than 1 year it expires before 2019! you assumed it was a one year license because you changed your system dates year to 2020 as a guess and did not translate anything to 2020. tjk did the research and did not spend his/her time being a troll but did the work and posted the facts. and Fact is they DID change the license conditions for us, an earlier versions license lasted multiple years then the next giveaway was for almost a year and this giveaway license is for less than 6 months.
A difference between you and me is I've posted corrections to GAOTD and VSDC posters and at least one has made it past the moderators the rest are still in awaiting moderation limbo and may or may not ever apear. Instead you just complain at an end user without the power to change anything about the giveaway itself!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK,
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Read Russian comments and do not be lazy yourself to watch the program!
Do not write any more nonsense :)
******************************************
Nikas

Reply   |   Comment by Nikas  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Nikas, nonsense is telling an English person to read Russian comments! It is clear that you are not a native English speaker from your comment please try not to start judging other languages you do not understand!
I would not waste everyones time and energy reading Ruassian comments since I'd have to use machine translations to read and to reply in Russian and that would probably be worse than yours and serjis attempts at English!
I'll leave it to you and serji to write the nonsense :)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

TK,
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Are you an English user?
We both know that this is not so, do not tell me :)
English is good, but you do not need to forget about the test of programs!
You need to watch everything yourself and do not believe, read people's comments and only then write(read).
https://translate.google.ru/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fru.giveawayoftheday.com%2Fvsdc-pro-video-editor%2F&edit-text=&act=url
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https://translate.google.ru/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Flinks.giveawayoftheday.com%2Fsoftportal.com%2Fresponse-30819-vsdc-free-video-editor-1.html&edit-text=&act=url
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Test - 1 option - Shdow Defender(Timefreeze) + instal+activation - reliability - 95%
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Test - 2 option - VMware + Sandboxie - reliability - 75%
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Do not believe the words and give silly references to the comments.
You need to write only after the test.
Good luck!
*********************************************
Nikas

Reply   |   Comment by Nikas  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Excellent program. Installed and activated without a hitch. TX!

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#6

I already own this software. It's stunning, and great value for money. Adding cool effects is a breeze.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Middleton  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
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