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NEW VERSION 1.7.10 / Beta

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:1.7.10 / Beta
File size:12MB
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Old versions available
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1.7.10 / Beta (October 19, 2016)

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+ Ability to control playback repeat mode
+ Add a cache to avoid recompiling pixel shaders when possible
+ Add SVG support for custom toolbars
+ Add Bosnian translation
+ Option to set audio delay values for each display mode
* Updated Little CMS to v2.8
* Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.89
* Updated ZenLib to v0.4.33
* Updated Unrar to v5.4.5
* Updated LAV Filters to v0.68.1.29: - LAV Splitter: Support HTTPS protocol - LAV Splitter: Switch back to an improved version of the old ASF demuxer - LAV Splitter: Support demuxing H264 MVC - Ticket #5815, LAV Splitter: Improve the detection of the forced flag for some MP4 subtitle tracks - LAV Video Decoder: Add experimental support for VP9 DXVA2 decoding (disabled by default) - LAV Video Decoder: Enable hardware decoding for HEVC and 4K/UHD by default - LAV Video Decoder: Add a basic H264 MVC decoder based on Intel MediaSDK. Note that for now the Intel MediaSDK library is not distributed with MPC-HC. If you want to use this new decoder, you have to download the library - 32-bit: - 64-bit: and decompress it to the LAVFilters(64) folder. - LAV Video Decoder: Offer Weston Three Field Deinterlacing (w3fdif) as an alternative to YADIF - Ticket #3974, LAV Video Decoder: Fix DXVA decoding of interlaced H.264 videos on some Intel GPU - Ticket #5666, LAV Video Decoder: YADIF deinterlacing sometimes caused black screen in DVD menus - LAV Audio Decoder: Fix a possible crash when using bitstreaming
* Old DirectX 7 renderers have been removed. Settings will be updated automatically to use the corresponding VMR-9 renderers. If you really want to use a renderer similar to VMR-7 (windowed), use Overlay mixer or the "system default" renderer
* Make Video Renderer statistics scalable to window size and unify graph look for EVR Sync and other renderers
* "Replace currently loaded subtitles" option no longer removes subtitles provided by splitter
* Ticket #2022/#4779: Rewrite subtitles downloading framework - Support for multiple subtitle providers including the default OpenSubtitles as well as podnapisi, titlovi, SubDB, ysubs and Napisy24 which can be enabled in Options (Subtitles -> Misc) - Ticket #5193, Ability to upload subtitles to OpenSubtitles and SubDB - Ability to login into OpenSubtitles - Ticket #5406, Ability to filter subtitle list by selected languages - Option to automatically search and download subtitles at the beginning of playback without user interaction - Prioritize subtitles for hearing impaired where indicated
* Ticket #5472, Append language code when saving the subtitles file
* Updated Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, British English, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Spanish, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese translations
! Window position and/or size could be wrong when exiting fullscreen mode for the first time and "Launch files in fullscreen" option is enabled
! Ticket #2202, Automatically rotate MP4/MOV/FLV files when the rotation info is available
! Ticket #5557, Show the correct language name for Serbian subtitles. They used to show as Croatian
! Ticket #5748, Track selection menus did not work when using DVB capture
! Ticket #5828, Update seekbar position when generating thumbnails
! Ticket #5829, Creating thumbnails while the video was stopped left the player in an undefined state. The stopped state is now properly restored after creating the thumbnails
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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
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Acronyms / Also Known As

MPC-HC, MPC HC, MPCHC, MPC Home Cinema, Media Player Classic HomeCinema, MPC HomeCinema

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Still best player out there IMO. I use it alongside with potplayer, which has some additional/more advanced/more unnecessary ;) features concerning subtitles, capturing etc.

Huge advantage towards PP: MPC-HC comes with great default settings while PP (still) employs some filtering/ settings by default, which might help with low / unstable source PQ (-> yt clips, streaming). Not recommended for untouched PQ.
PP improved it's defaults over last years though, AFAICS.

@ vhwul62: right, no exclusive forum but apart from and pavilufs tutorial, there's a MPC-HC thread located @

There's also a LAV (built-in filters employed in MPC-HC), and madVR thread ,

the devs delivering all this great stuff active there as well (big thanks! )

Posted September 10, 2015 by tuco76. Tool version using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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.

Posted April 13, 2015 by paviluf. 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

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 vhwul62. Tool version 1.7.7 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

It is a backward program with a very few options. Just try Potplayer and feel the differences!

Posted September 02, 2014 by Stears555. Tool version 1.7.6 / 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 after I reported the bugs to the developers :)

Posted June 11, 2014 by flashandpan007. Tool version using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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