johnebaker wrote on 10/2/2015, 12:42 PM


MEP 2016 is compatible with Windows 7 with one provision - Windows 7 must be the 64 bit version.

You can download the trial version from Magix and test it for yourself - note the trial version is restricted in what you can and cannot do.

If you do decide to purchase get the Premium version - this contains many extras.


John EB

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williamandrews06 wrote on 10/2/2015, 12:46 PM

I am using that combination (with Windows 7 64 bit) I am having no problems but I haven't gone into anything in depth yet.

thsterrain wrote on 10/2/2015, 1:48 PM

Thanks to you both, the info was most helpful!

DavidRye wrote on 10/2/2015, 11:15 PM

I just tried the upgrade from MEP 2015 to 2016 today and it keeps locking up on my W7 system when doing simple editing and trying to output anything in regular file formats.  At least the 2015 version would go several days before having a lock up that required a Task Manager termination just to get my files back.  I don't know if this is going to be bearable even.  I also hope I will be able to go back to using the 2015 version if I do manage to get this off the system without too many ghost effects.

Recycler wrote on 10/7/2015, 2:36 PM

Just a point of information.... I took the plunge to upgrade MEP 2015 Plus to the 2016 version and was surprised (and so it seems were Magix!) that it refuses to load bog-standard AVCHD files from my Panny HC-x920 with which the 2015 version works perfectly. It would seem, hopefully, to be a relatively minor bug that somehow crept through their quality control.

So until the good Ralf and his colleagues can sort it out, I've gone back to "another" editor.

- Mike -

Securityman wrote on 12/11/2015, 5:48 PM

From my experience MEP 2016 doesn't seem to be compatable with anything. Everyhing I try to do with this software turns out to be a waist of time. I have repaired and reinstalled multiple times and still can't get it to burn a DVD (encoder error) or stop locking up in the middle of....well... pretty much eveything I do. If Magix does not have a patch or upgrade to fix these problems I will be forced to dump Magix after 8 years of use.