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I just tried the new Lightworks and even though I followed the installation instructions rigorously I managed to hit codec problems.

Is there any (preferably proprietary) video editing software with own codecs so that it would run on any Windows? I just want the software to work. Preferably without crashing.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I installed Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD ($34). The download took half a minute, the same to install it, no prerequisities ( except the software updated windows installer ) and everything worked and has been working like a charm.

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Depends on what your end goal is, Sony Vegas is nice but VERY outdated, youd be better off spending the extra money on Premiere

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