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Media Player Classic - BE (MPC-BE) is based on the original "Media Player Classic" project (Gabest) and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes.

Free software
Win Win

Version:1.4.2 / 1.4.3.5182 Beta History
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Size:8.3MB

Portable version



9.3/10
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  Latest version:
1.4.2 / 1.4.3.5182 Beta (August 02, 2014)


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Download MPC-BE 1.4.2 (direct link) (8.3MB)

Download MPC-BE 1.4.2 64-bit (direct link)


More download options:
Download MPC-BE 1.4.3.5182 Beta

Download MPC-BE 1.4.2 portable (direct link)

Download MPC-BE 1.4.2 portable 64-bit (direct link)



Download MPC-BE old versions


Supported operating systems:
Windows


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
1.4.3 (beta)
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Added (+):

... and many more.

Changes (*):
* MpaDecFilter - corrected work with DTS-HD streams for output to S / PDIF output, in which case only output DTS core.
* MPCAudioRenderer - improved input validation support for media types;
* updated Basque translation (author azpidatziak);
* updated Italian translation (author Lord Maius);
* Updated German translation (author: Sylt);
* updated Dutch translation (author beter);
* updated Chinese (Traditional) translation (author beter);
* updated Chinese (Simplified) translation (author insolo);
* Updated Ukrainian translation (author Arestarh1986);
* ffmpeg 2.2.x git-e18b48c6;
* libpng 1.7.0 b35 git-f3b1eb68;
* libwebp 0.4.0 git-1f3e5f1e;
* MediaInfo 0.7.69+ svn rev.6353;
* Little-CMS 2.7 beta git-1948a466;
* ZenLib 0.4.29+ svn rev.481;
... and many more.

Fixes (!):
! MPCVideoDec - fixed crash in DXVA 2.0 mode on some files (added check for size and overflow DXVA 2.0 buffer);
! VSFilter - fixed incorrect handling of font changes;
! WASAPI Renderer - Fixed crash if no interface IReferenceClock;
! Fixed various bugs related to OSD;
... and many more.

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



Guides and How to's:
No guides/tutorials, submit guides here.



Acronyms / Also Known As:
Media Player Classic Black Edition, Media Player Classic BE

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Also best Player, only another community :)


Posted June 11, 2014 by . Tool version v1.4.3 svn 4981 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


Thanks for the info szl, so if this behaviour is a intentional it probably will not change, meaning that to play some files you need more hardware requirements, would be nice to have an option to disable the full keyframe scan, just for those who have old pcs.
Another things, I found that mpc-be cannot play well some interactive menus (ie. the simpsons T2 R4), no problem with the other player mentioned above.
Otherwise I would like to rectify my previous score, I didn't pay much attention and thought that the score was from 1 to 5 not to 10, I really like the program (specially the search preview and the gui) but at this moment I still find more stable mpc-hc and potplayer.



Posted April 04, 2014 by . Tool version 1.4.2 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


TGB, Yes, when the mpc-be opens "broken mkv", he consumes more resources than mpc-hc. This is because: when opening this file is full scan "key frames" and built a full index, which allows with a high accuracy to navigate within the file and accurately display playback duration. mpc-hc and lav splitter is doing less well, that negatively affects navigation "broken mkv".


Posted April 03, 2014 by . Tool version 1.4.2 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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Does not play well broken mkv (files partially extracted from rars), it consume more resource than mpc-hc and potplayer when it plays and seek in some flv files.


Posted April 03, 2014 by . Tool version 1.4.2 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


How strange that only I know developers site address ;=) :

http://dev.mpc-next.ru/



Posted March 26, 2014 by . Tool version 1.41 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


Awesome Awesome Reborn of the original MPC*Will like to send a big THANKS!!! to the developers


Posted November 04, 2013 by . Tool version 1.3.0.3 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Speex audio is NOT working for me!

Both MPC-HCx64 and MPC-BEx64 are now supporting Speex audio (usually live stream FLV cam video), MPC-HCx64 (released last month) is working perfectly, but MPC-BEx64 (just released today) is NOT working (always sounds like a grumpy old man in SLOW motion).


W7x64 with portable version of MPC-HCx64/MPC-BEx64.




Posted November 03, 2013 by . Tool version 1.3.0.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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@El Heggunte

Thanks very much. This is such an easy solution, and since MPC-HC already includes the two files in question, it makes me wonder why the devs don't pack them with the 64-bit portable version, too.

Anyway, adding the two files solved the problem, and even the files that had crashed it completely now run fine. I plan to start looking into the player's functions more carefully. It seems stable and well-programmed.

Just one more question: in "Options" -> "Miscellaneous", what do I have to do to get the "Color controls" to work?

Thanks again.




Posted June 19, 2013 by . Tool version 1.2.0.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


@ jjg: MPC-BE should "need" just two files from the DirectX9 package, d3dx9_43.dll and D3DCompiler_43.dll. Download the portable versions of MPC-HC, unzip, and copy those files to MPC-BE's folder. Certainly things could be much easier if Microsoft didn't like to complicate things needlessly ^_~ Besides, the 32-bit should run fine in a 64-bit system.


Posted June 18, 2013 by . Tool version 1.2.0.3 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Thanks for all the updates/improvements (especially the Speex audio!).

Since I last commented, MPC-BE has been my #1 player, replacing the powerful SMPlayer.

#1 MPC-BE
#2 VLC
#3 SMPLayer

Dealing with 27 TB of video files, MPC-BE by far is my favorite player! It's just way smoother/quicker than MPC-HC. I can pretty much do what I want with this player e.g settings etc with one exception, I wish there is an option for always 125% "Zoom" level (both VLC and SMPLayer have this option/settings).

Thanks and keep up the excellent work!





Posted June 18, 2013 by . Tool version 1.1.3.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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So far, this is a loser for me on Win 7x64. I'm trying to use the 64-bit portable version.

Whenever I try to open a movie from my HD, I get an error message that says my version of DirectX is outdated, and I need to install a version after June 2010 or something like this.

I have DirectX version 11 with all the latest updates. Why am I being told that DirectX is out of date?

Nonetheless, most movies play, although a couple of mp4 movies crashed the program.

In any case, as I've said. so far it doesn't seem to like my system very much.




Posted June 18, 2013 by . Tool version 1.2.0.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Favorable comments led me to try MPC_BE. Media Player Classic Home Cinema(MPCHC)has two persistent issues for me:

1) Seeking, particularly in Flash files. Hit a spot on the timeline and the audio continues, but the video often freezes. It might or might not "catch up".

2) Playback of edited H.264 transport stream captures (using tsSniper). When a cut is reached, behavior is similar to the above.

MPC_BE substantially solves these problems for me. I use the 64 bit version in my HTPC, and the 32-bit version in my VM. Seeking is much better and playback of edited TS files is also much better. Now, there may only be a tiny "blip" in playback past the cut. Not noticeable really if I didn't know where the cut is and wasn't watching for it.

In other ways, MPC_BE is very similar to MPCHC, which is fine.

No doubt this player isn't perfect, but I'm so pleased I'm giving it 10s across the board.



Posted April 10, 2013 by . Tool version 1.1.3.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Tested it awhile ago. I would dare to say that this is beyond excellent. It's like your HC, but just better. It even shows album art while HC still can't do that until now. The only drawback I can think of is it's name, it sounded like an illegally pirated version or something. =V


Posted April 04, 2013 by . Tool version 1.1.3.0 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I agree to the last poster's comment: I like this better than MPC-HC, too.
So far it seems capable of doing what MPC-HC does (and it does that well!), it's as fast and lightweight, but the skin/theme is much nicer to look at!
Also in the toolbar at the bottom of the video two buttons are integrated to change audio or subtitle streams. Very convenient!

And the best thing - for me, anyway - it plays the xsub found in files with the .divx extension and displays them flawlessly on the computer screen!
So far no other player does this, except VLC. (DiVX' own player also does, which I won't use. VLC is out for me so far, since its h264 playback tends to be jerky.) I have quite a number of DVDs backed up in .divx-format, since the subs look fine that way played on a standalone dvd-player, which is mpeg4-capable.

And perhabs the most endearing thing about MPC-BE: It uses a differently coloured icon for each file-type (if you associate video/audio files with it)! I longed for such a function in all the other 'big ones' out there for a long time!
Thumbs up and keep up the good work!



Posted January 26, 2013 by . Tool version 1.1.3.0 using OS Windows 7
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I dunno...something is wrong with me:), I actually like this one better than the MPC-HC.

The last time I used MPC was like 7 or 8 yrs ago and now the MPC-BE is very good/close to excellent..the fast seeking in WMV/FLV is much faster than MPC-HC.

The latest VLC 2.0.4 is also superb (significantly better than the 2.0.3), PotPlayer is also a very promising Player and last but still one of the BEST is SMPlayer (no body can beat the "." frame by frame feature and menus customization of this player).

For me**, SMPlayer for 1080p MP4/MKV, 720p and lower MP4/MKV, FLV, AVI VLC 2.0.4. Will definitely try to replace MPC-HC with MPC-BE.

** all portable versions



Posted October 24, 2012 by . Tool version 1.0.3.1 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


I approve ... together with PotPlayer, both represent the best players.


Posted October 23, 2012 by . Tool version 1.0.3.1 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Being a long time MPC user I just came across this updated version and tried it. It works great and also has YouTube streaming support.

If you're an MPC user grab this updated version and check it out.

Highly recommended!



Posted September 26, 2012 by . Tool version 1.0.3.1 using OS Vista
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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