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What does "non-commercial, home use only mean?"

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Hello NCH and anyone who can answer.

 

I have downloaded the free/trial versions of some NCH products, but it asks me to certify that they are being used for non-commercial, home use only. I think I understand non-commercial. It means not for business, as in, I don't make money off of it--correct? But what does the last part mean?

 

Does it mean that I cannot make a video on the free/trial version of video pad and then upload it to youtube? Does it mean that I cannot convert an audio file to mp3 and then share it with someone? Does it mean I must use it to make something or convert something and then only my eyes and ears can legally see and hear what I have done?

 

Or does it simply mean that I should not use the product in business, or for commercial purposes, or to use in school or share with others, etc? It seems to me that it means the first and the second. Am I correct?

 

What about the trial version? When I was making a slideshow for my class in college, I used the trial version of the slideshow maker here (I would have to look it up to see what it's called), and have included the slideshow in my portfolio. Is that a problem? I would like to make things right if it is, and please forgive me.

 

Thank you.

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You're correct when you ask "Or does it simply mean that I should not use the product in business, or for commercial purposes, or to use in school or share with others, etc?"

 

The License Terms should be available within each program. Go to Help-->About-->License Terms. The terms for the trial and paid versions of a program will be the same.

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I had read the license terms, but it hadn't answered my question, which is why I ask. So does that mean that even if I am using the free version, then it is ok for me to upload my videos on youtube? An online search result seemed to suggest the opposite, so I was hoping for a clear answer here. I might be willing to buy the software some day (though I cannot make any promises), but now am not in a good position to (finances, getting a different computer, moving, etc), but would like to use the video pad editor for recording and editing youtube videos :).

 

 

Thank you for your help.

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I am wondering the same... I'm new to Youtube and have just donwloaded the free non-commercial version of VideoPad editing software for editing my Youtube videos. Is it legal to use the software and download videos to Youtube ??

 

Please help me...

 

Thank you in advance

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I have the same question. I want to use this program or any free program to create a YouTube or facebook video. I'm not making money off my YouTube account and plan on purchasing a program once I find one that I can learn and like.

I also had a huge technical issue. I created a video and then my computer did some sort of system update and I lost it just before uploading. Is the file somewhere on my computer or is it lost for good?  Any kind of automatic save function for such issues? 

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Hello Katie Hilmer, as N_C_H_josh has stated before, if your videos on YouTube have advertisings then you should use the Master's edition, and regarding the video you had lost, only if the project was saved is that you would be able to recover it, and currently, VideoPad does not have an autosave option.

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forgive me brother, i have used it for several months for my youtube video, would you forgive me? i have no money to buy videopad app now, please tell the software maker to forgive me, i will switch to using open source software, please forgive me brother, thank you :(

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I have the free edition and I just want to upload a youtube video for my channel that is not monetized in any way whatsoever. I have the free version but when I go to save it as anything other than a .vpj file it says I have to buy the professional version. Is there any way for me to get past this or should I just look for another video editor? When my birthday comes in a few weeks I'd like to get the professional version but I don't see why I should have to if you said previously that the free one would be ok to use.

Please get back to me asap, thank you

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Just now, kenro said:

I have the free edition and I just want to upload a youtube video for my channel that is not monetized in any way whatsoever. I have the free version but when I go to save it as anything other than a .vpj file it says I have to buy the professional version. Is there any way for me to get past this or should I just look for another video editor? When my birthday comes in a few weeks I'd like to get the professional version but I don't see why I should have to if you said previously that the free one would be ok to use.

Please get back to me asap, thank you

I also realized that the post was from 2016 so maybe times have changed in that aspect. I really like this editor and will buy it but that's a lot of money for me to pay and not get anything except entertainment from. 

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