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Media Player Classic Home Cinema(MPC-HC) is a free audio and video player for Windows. The new Media Player Classic Home Cinema has Anti tearing option, Subtitle synchronisation, Support Vista 64bits and more, Additional video decoders and in particular H.264 and VC-1 with DXVA support (see specific section for details), Better support for Windows Vista, including a release for 64 bits platform, Support for EVR renderer, Bugs and vulnerability fixes.

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Version:1.7.8 / 1.7.8.225 Beta History
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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
1.7.8.225 next version - not released yet
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+ Internal Subtitle Renderer: Convert colorspace of subtitles to match video.
+ Append files to the playlist on drag&drop while holding "Control" key
+ Enable Press and Hold gesture to make easier access to context menu on touch devices
+ Add Danish translation
+ Add ability to disable every time after playback event for current session by selecting
"Do nothing" event in context menu.
+ Ticket #3051, Support DTS Music Disk
+ Ticket #5147, Add /randomize command-line switch for playlist randomization
+ Ticket #5334, Allow to enable high precision timer also when Subresync bar is hidden.
Right click on timer shows menu with options.
+ Ticket #5356, DVB: Support HEVC broadcasts
+ Ticket #5386, OSD: Add the ability to display the file name using a menu item and a hotkey ('N' by default)
* Subtitle renderer: Better compatibility with ASS/SSA subtitle files that are slightly violating the specs
* Rename "Display Stats" and "Reset Display Stats" features to "OSD: Display Renderer Statistics" and
"OSD: Reset Renderer Statistics" so that their meaning is clearer in the "Keys" option panel. Also
rename "Display Stats" to "Display Statistics" in the "Renderer Settings" menu
* Ticket #5294, Use internal LAV Splitter for demuxing WTV files
* Tickets #5336/5380, Replace the minidump creation by Doctor Dump, a more advanced crash reporter.
The new crash reporter is able to send the report automatically after the user's approval and can
warn the user if the problem has already been fixed in a newer version. It should also be generally
more reliable than the old method
* Ticket #5416, Rename "Remaining Time" feature to "Display Current Time" in the "Renderer Settings" menu
and to "OSD: Display Current Time" in the "Keys" option panel so that it describes the feature accurately
* Updated Little CMS to v2.7 (git 6e33faa)
* Updated Unrar to v5.2.7
* Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.73
* Updated ZenLib to v0.4.31
* Updated SoundTouch to v1.9.0
* Updated LAV Filters to v0.65.0.9:
- LAV Video Decoder: Faster DXVA decoding in copy-back mode (direct output mode)
- LAV Video Decoder: Support for HEVC Main10 DXVA2 decoding in copy-back mode
- LAV Audio Decoder: Support for native DTS-HD decoding using libdcadec
- Ticket #5299, LAV Video Decoder: Fix corrupted decoding of some HEVC files
- Ticket #5330, LAV Video Decoder: Improve DVD subtitles timeout in some cases
- Ticket #5333, LAV Splitter: Fix handling of some Blu-Ray playlist
* Updated Basque, British English, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French,
Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian,
Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese translations
! EVR-CP/Sync renderers could produce wrong colors
! Do not mirror the status bar and the time indicator when using an RTL layout
! DVBSub: Fix a possible infinite loop when rendering corrupted subtitles
! Subfolders were sometimes parsed multiple times when drag-and-dropping a folder
! Haali Renderer: Fix XySubFilter support
! Cover image were sometimes incorrectly displayed
! Logitech LCD: MPC-HC crashed when the media duration was unknown
! Ticket #2167, Prevent the task bar buttons from being RTLed when Windows is configured to use RTL layout
! Ticket #2516, VSFilter: Fix PGS/DVB subtitles with different size than video frame
! Ticket #5028, Display OSD message for every time after playback event if once event is disabled
! Ticket #5183, Fix a rare crash when processing after playback event
! Ticket #5239, Fix a crash when specifying a non-existent monitor in the command line (/monitor)
! Ticket #5241, Improve the handling of RTL layout for dockable bars (Playlist, Subresync, etc.)
! Ticket #5247, "Information" panel was not showing new lines until window resize
! Ticket #5259, The auto fit factor could not be modified unless auto fit was used as auto-zoom
! Ticket #5262, The "Go to next/previous subtitle" feature did not work for some subtitles
! Ticket #5274, Dockable bars: Improve reloading of saved state
! Ticket #5280, The /nofocus command line option did nothing when starting MPC-HC
! Ticket #5314, If an explicit start time was set (for example from the command line or a favorite),
the saved position wrongly overwrote the position of the previously opened file
! Ticket #5324, Use more common "kb/s" instead of "Kb/s" as bitrate unit
! Ticket #5326, Prevent the main window from stealing the mouse focus from the D3D fullscreen window
when using always on top. It could cause unintentional mouse clicks in the hidden main
window and prevented the mouse pointer from being correctly hidden
! Ticket #5345, Fix opening of shortcuts pointing on directories
! Ticket #5348, Vobsub: The latest subtitle entry was sometimes not rendered
! Ticket #5360, Fix: The "turn off monitor" after playback event did not work
! Ticket #5378, Fix the "DVD Menu Activate" hotkey
! Ticket #5392, the Internal Subtitle Renderer did not work properly when the maximum texture resolution
was set to "Video" and the renderer was madVR
! Ticket #5401, Remote commands (WinLIRC, uICE) were incorrectly bounded to actions
! Ticket #5418, Fast seek (to key-frame) did not work when an external audio track was loaded

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Alternative to Media Player Classic Home Cinema:
BSPlayer
GOM Player
GOM Video Converter
Kantaris Media Player
KMPlayer
Light Alloy
Media Player Classic
MPC-BE
PotPlayer
SMPlayer
VLC media player



Guides and How to's:
Accelerate x.264 1080p movies over the GPU Guide - Read
Advanced MPC-HC Setup - Read
How to setup a HTPC with MPC-HC madVR ffdshow Avisynth - Read
Quality guide for HTPC, how to configure MPC-HC, ffdshow, etc - Read
View all guides with guide description here


Acronyms / Also Known As:
MPC-HC, MPC HC, MPCHC, MPC Home Cinema, Media Player Classic HomeCinema, MPC HomeCinema

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It can be hard to configure MPC-HC with madVR, ffdshow or Avisynth so I made a very complete guide to setup MPC-HC with these softs.

http://www.ezoden.com/htpc/4/how-to-setup-htpc-introduction



Posted April 13, 2015 by . Tool version 1.7.8 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: http://www.ezoden.com/htpc/4/how-to-setup-htpc-introduction


Cannot but grant 10's to this product. Over the last few days I have tried KMPlayer, Potplayer and sofar have been using VLC Player. I had some issues with VLC Player, reason for me to check out alternatives. KMPlayer and Potplayer crashed regularly (grey window: 'not responding', or simply doing nothing at all, unable to close, except for stopping the process via the taskmanager). Uninstalled/re-installed, still the same.

I tried out MPC-HC and it performed well. Actually I could not get it to crash. Played Blu Ray, DVD, MP4, wmv immediately after each other, i.e. when MPC started with one movie/video I dropped another into it.
MPC Instantly switched to the new one. No delays, like with KMPlayer/Potplayer.
VLC one way or the other could not play .wmv files very well: starting off garbled and after a couple of seconds the video was displayed well. MPC: no issues.

Regret they do not have a decent forum, like most other players. Haven't discovered a snapshot functionality (camera). Think there is a way to create thumbnails, but a single shot snapshot would be great.

Except for that: perfect program!



Posted January 04, 2015 by . Tool version 1.7.7 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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It is a backward program with a very few options. Just try Potplayer and feel the differences!


Posted September 02, 2014 by . Tool version 1.7.6 / 1.7.6.217 Beta using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Best player. Many important fixes in latest Nightly 1.7.5.164 after I reported the bugs to the developers :)


Posted June 11, 2014 by . Tool version 1.7.5.164 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Great program! I only use it to watch hd movies in better quality.

@Doomsday.a it's only because you are playing a 5.1 audio on your 2.0 speakers. You have to use a mixer (ffdshow audio decoder can do that)
Tuto part 1 & 2: see attached link

tips: add the volume filter to increase the sound when you playing a 5.1
screen: http://i.imgur.com/6lHJyB2.png



Posted April 16, 2014 by . Tool version 1.7.3.226 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: http://www.ezoden.com/684/tutorial-htpc/14" target="_blank">http://www.ezoden.com/684/tutorial-htpc/13 htt ... al-htpc/14


this player io one of the best ones out there ....
its raly simple . quality is great
i just have one problem with it
when i play a film with it the background sound or the music sound is louder than when they speak .
how do i fix that?
thanks



Posted March 03, 2014 by . Tool version 1.7.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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MPC-HC v1.7.0
"Bitrate" field (Ctrl+4) not working during playback, this field is always empty. In previous 1.6.x versions all works good.



Posted November 03, 2013 by . Tool version 1.7.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Simply the best player of all time when using it with ffdshow. Thank you so much


Posted May 22, 2013 by . Tool version 1.6.7 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I've report a bug in the 1.67 portable version 32 and 64bits. Video H264/aac in an FLV bucket start green screen.

Problem was note in 1.65.. 32 bits which I have gone back to.

Suggest further testing of new version (1.67..) is required.



Posted May 21, 2013 by . Tool version 1.67 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Thanks for a awesome new release!


Posted March 18, 2013 by . Tool version 1.6.6.6957 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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Hmmm... It's just curious. There is no x64 edition for MPC-HC version 1.6.6.6770


Posted February 12, 2013 by . Tool version 1.6.6.6770 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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blue2,

You do ask a very good question that I would like the answer to too. I'm not a software coder and don't know how code and keyloggers would work. However your question pushed me to ask if there would be detection's from other AV's, So I downloaded the installer and scanned it with Virustotal. Results are below:

https://www.virustotal.com/file/1ba4a348c516f0e7d ... 355827111/

It's reported as completely clean, even KAV. I suggest you submit your detection report to
MPC-HC developers or even Kaspersky. I know it's a lot of hassle and you could just avoid it and go on, but it might help the developers, and give you peace of mind.



Posted December 18, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.5 x86 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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BlazeSeven,

Thanks for that reply, which actually will help me to clarify what my hasty post left out.

I've been using MPCHC for years without issue until this install. Second, perhaps instead of installing the zip file this time, I used the installer file which did write to the registry.

It may be a heuristic detection, but the question remains what keystrokes would MPHC need to monitor when the program is initialized (clicked on), but isn't running? It isn't a "virus" detection, it is a detection that MPHC is monitoring keystrokes.



Posted December 18, 2012 by . Tool version 1.65 x86 using OS WinXP
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blue2

I've been using Media Player Classic Home Cinema for years now and it has not been flagged by any
antivirus i've used. I'd trust MPC-HC and say it's a false positive detection. As an alternative you could download a portable zip version from MPC-HC website link below:

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/downloads/

Zip versions should not write into the registry, so you might avoid getting flagged by KAV. Hope this helps.



Posted December 17, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.5 x86 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Installed Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.6.5 x86 version last night.

When I opened it the first time, KAV flagged it as a "keylogger" with various entries being written into the registry.

Anyone else seeing this and is there something in the app's initialization that is causing this?




Posted December 17, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.5 x86 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Still the most balanced offer between sharpness/stability/ease of use/low resources.


Posted November 22, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.4.6052 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Did anyone notice change in Options => Output tab in XhmikosR's builds !? Is MPC-HC getting " bells and whistles " ?
Or I'm just gettin' old...



Posted August 10, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.3.5774 (20eb461) using OS Windows 7
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[b]@banjo[/b]

here is latest DirectX (all version 9, 10, 11) update: [url]http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109[/url]




Posted June 25, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.3.5200 using OS Windows 7
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This is microsoft fault, since they continue to update Dx 9 library yet foolishly doesn't include it to their Windows update, opting to ship with ancient Dx9 lib on their windows. Thing written with Dx9 usage is not compatible with Dx10 or 11, again, blame ms for that.


Posted June 23, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.3.5147 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I wasn't exactly complaining. It just seems strange that a product should apparently insist on an OLD version of DirectX.

The references to "In order to run MPC-HC with no problems you must have at least Windows XP SP3 operating system, SSE capable CPU and the latest DirectX 9.0c runtime (June 2010). Install it regardless of the operating system, they all need it" are a bit misleading since the Microsoft install page linked above clearly says "Note that the DirectX Runtime (Direct3D, DirectInput, DirectSound) is not part of this package as it is included as part of the Windows operating system, and therefore cannot be installed or uninstalled. Updating the DirectX Runtime is achieved by installing the latest Service Pack or obtaining a newer version of Windows." If MPC-HC said, as Ai Haibara says, that you need to install a few older files for the product to work then that would make more sense than the suggestion that DirectX 9.0c is newer that DirectX 11.

Anyway. Update/downgrade (whatever) installed and MPC-HC is working. Thanks for the pointers.



Posted June 23, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.2.4902 using OS Windows 7
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banjo => always read the install note before complaining please !

Note

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7 32bit/64bit
System Requirements:
An SSE capable CPU The latest DirectX 9.0c runtime (June 2010). Install it regardless of the operating system, they all need it.



Posted June 22, 2012 by . Tool version 1.5.2.3456 using OS WinXP
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banjo: Click on the "DirectX Runtime" (actually, the DirectX Web Updater), run it, and let it install whatever it believes you need. MPC-HC, as far as I know, generally looks for certain DirectX 9 components - which aren't included by default on Vista or higher; they only include a very basic set of DirectX 9 components. The DirectX Web Updater should install what you need.

Either that, or don't use the 'EVR' display/output modes in MPC-HC.




Posted June 22, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.3.5147 beta using OS Vista
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It seems to play most formats but it insists that I install "the latest version" of DirectX which it says is 9.04c. Doesn't seem to recognize DirectX 11 and give me a popup on every video startup and then plays it OK. Annoying. Probably delete it if I can't find a fix.


Posted June 22, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.2.4902 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


In my opinion MPC Home Cinema is imply the best video player for Windows! Combine MPC with the LAV Filters and madVR for the best video viewing experience available. I've been using it for many years and have no desire to use any other player.

HIGHLY recommended!



Posted June 09, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.3.5051 using OS Vista
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MPC and MPC-HC are my favourite media players.
Using them about 6 years i think!

But this player may not be good for newbies, as sometimes some settings should be changed for proper playback!

(Yes i use other players too... at home MPC-HC.)
(At work/college use/used VLC, KMP, GOM)



Posted May 26, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.2.4485 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Guides: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1357375

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