The trial license should allow for transcoder operations. Are you sure that you're using a lickey AMI? Devpay AMI's are not able to run the Transcoder AddOn.
We would be happy to look further into the issue on the license side. To proceed, please open a support ticket by sending an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a reference to this post and a copy of the following folders (as a .zip):
This issue is being resolved in support request #85300.
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I took a look at the license key that you sent over with your files. It appears that this is a default key, which is very limited, that provides for low level server operation required for the lickey instance to startup.
You will need to install your trial license key by editing [install-dir]/conf/Server.license. Delete all of the pre-existing text and paste your trial key into the file. Save and restart WSE.