Need to move MP3 Encoder to Soft eLicencer

Here’s something I hope Steinberg staff can help with.

I have a 27" iMac which runs Cubase Elements 6 and a USB eLicencer dongle. No problems. It has access for CE6 and the MP3 encoder I purchased 5 years ago.

I’ve since bought a 21" Mac and another copy of CE6 (which doesn’t come with a dongle) and utilises the soft eLicencer. I’ve got authorisation for CE6 on the soft eLC but since purchasing another MP3 encoding licence to use on this new computer, the eLicencer Control Centre won’t allow me to download it to the soft eLicencer. I’ve then put the dongle onto the new computer to see if it’d work, and let it load the licence on.

The result ? I now have 2 x MP3 encoding licences on the dongle, and none on the soft eLicencer.

Short of purchasing a USB dongle (which’ll cost more) - how can I get the new MP3 licence onto the soft eLicencer ? I’m sure it’s not impossible.

As far as I remember, you cannot move licenses from dongle to soft-elicenser, only the other way around.
Sorry, dude.


Exactly, you are right. You can just move your licenses from Software to USB dongle. Not back.

It’s all been done - i bought another Steinberg Key, and transferred the right licences to the right dongles - all good now, but so much for the soft e-licencer being handy !

So when you bought second MP3 encoder license, it was transfered to the Soft-license automaticly?