Does the new Kontakt Player 3.5 play any Kontakt libraries?

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KVRian
1440 posts since 3 Oct, 2001 from Thailand

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:42 am

It's said on the website that this free Kontakt Player will play any 3rd-party instruments powered by Kontakt. I'm honestly not sure what "powered by Kontakt" means. Does that mean any Kontakt libraries? Or does that mean only Kontakt libraries that come with a version of Kontakt Player?
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KVRAF
9944 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:49 am

i think, 'powered by Kontakt' means every library, that has a Kontakt Player included
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KVRAF
9222 posts since 23 Jul, 2002 from Pequot Lakes, MN

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:34 am

The wording's confusing, I'll agree.

The player can play anything made for Kontakt- no surprise, considering the player and the full version are the same app. However, it will be in demo mode except for when playing libraries that came with a player and are activated via the Service Center.

The only differences between the player and the full version now are 1) libraries, and 2) the serial number unlocking or locking all the features.

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KVRian
1139 posts since 2 Jan, 2004 from England

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:49 am

Eric - will this player allow me to reinstall Morphology on my Intel mac? That'd be the best news I've heard all day.
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KVRAF
9222 posts since 23 Jul, 2002 from Pequot Lakes, MN

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:57 am

Yep. Install it, activate it and run it in standalone. Then, start the Kontakt player; the content will be usable there.

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KVRAF
2987 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:59 am

Is this a brand new thing? Never seen it before.

Anyway, real question is this: just downloaded KP and the Kontact Factory Selection. KP works fine but when I double click on the zip of the factory selection I get "Unable to unarchive "Kontact Blah blah OSX.zip" into desktop. (Error 1 - Operation not permitted)".

Anyone on a Mac got this working? Any hints?

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KVRAF
2989 posts since 18 Sep, 2006 from Rosehill Cemetery

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:06 am

samsam wrote:Is this a brand new thing? Never seen it before.

Anyway, real question is this: just downloaded KP and the Kontact Factory Selection. KP works fine but when I double click on the zip of the factory selection I get "Unable to unarchive "Kontact Blah blah OSX.zip" into desktop. (Error 1 - Operation not permitted)".

Anyone on a Mac got this working? Any hints?
As stated above, KP will only play registered libraries that come with a Kontakt player.
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KVRAF
2987 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:12 am

vespers75 wrote:
samsam wrote:Is this a brand new thing? Never seen it before.

Anyway, real question is this: just downloaded KP and the Kontact Factory Selection. KP works fine but when I double click on the zip of the factory selection I get "Unable to unarchive "Kontact Blah blah OSX.zip" into desktop. (Error 1 - Operation not permitted)".

Anyone on a Mac got this working? Any hints?
As stated above, KP will only play registered libraries that come with a Kontakt player.
Er, yes, but unless I've missed something, the Factory Selection IS designed to play with KP, that's the whole point.

Odd thing is I've just gone back to NI's website to check and it won't open for me. Weird. Late here. Maybe should go to bed and try again tomorrow.

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KVRAF
9222 posts since 23 Jul, 2002 from Pequot Lakes, MN

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:12 am

vespers75 wrote:
samsam wrote:Is this a brand new thing? Never seen it before.

Anyway, real question is this: just downloaded KP and the Kontact Factory Selection. KP works fine but when I double click on the zip of the factory selection I get "Unable to unarchive "Kontact Blah blah OSX.zip" into desktop. (Error 1 - Operation not permitted)".

Anyone on a Mac got this working? Any hints?
As stated above, KP will only play registered libraries that come with a Kontakt player.
That's the content that comes with the player- it should be opening.

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KVRAF
2989 posts since 18 Sep, 2006 from Rosehill Cemetery

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:14 am

ew wrote:
vespers75 wrote:
samsam wrote:Is this a brand new thing? Never seen it before.

Anyway, real question is this: just downloaded KP and the Kontact Factory Selection. KP works fine but when I double click on the zip of the factory selection I get "Unable to unarchive "Kontact Blah blah OSX.zip" into desktop. (Error 1 - Operation not permitted)".

Anyone on a Mac got this working? Any hints?
As stated above, KP will only play registered libraries that come with a Kontakt player.
That's the content that comes with the player- it should be opening.

ew
Yeah, I just realized I worded that wrong...it would be only be "full-featured" with the registered KP libraries, correct?
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KVRAF
2987 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:16 am

Ew, the small amount of content that comes with the player opens fine.

The Factory Selection is a separate download and is different to the KP included stuff; that's the zip that won't open. Maybe it's corrupt, I dunno.

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KVRAF
9222 posts since 23 Jul, 2002 from Pequot Lakes, MN

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:20 am

samsam wrote:Ew, the small amount of content that comes with the player opens fine.

The Factory Selection is a separate download and is different to the KP included stuff; that's the zip that won't open. Maybe it's corrupt, I dunno.
Thanks for the clarification. I don't have (or need) the new player, so I wasn't sure.

By the way, if you have the full Kontakt 3.5, needless to say, you don't need the player.

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KVRAF
21955 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:55 am

If you have the full Kontakt 3.5, KP 3.5 will not install on OSX.

btw, Native Instruments site, according to Firefox here "does not suplly identity information", a blank page today.

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KVRian
616 posts since 17 Dec, 2008 from Liverpool

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:56 am

I cannot access the NI websaite (well i cant get to the flash part) anyway. Anyone else?

Trying to download the KONTAKT 3 player thats all.
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KVRAF
2989 posts since 18 Sep, 2006 from Rosehill Cemetery

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:00 am

It probably is temporarily down due to everyone and their mother trying to download the player. :lol:
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