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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:1.7.3 / 1.7.3.226 beta History
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Supported operating systems:
Windows


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Version history/Release notes:
1.7.3 - 02 February 2014

New:
New Galician and Vietnamese translations
Ticket #3873, Display tooltip with H/W decoder name on hover over status message
Updated:
Armenian, Basque, British English, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian translations
Fixed:
Some subtitle entries could have been missing depending on how they overlapped in time
Ticket #2870, Fix rare visual glitches on status bar
Ticket #3881, DXVA status was invalid with certain decoders
Ticket #3981, Subtitle renderer: the blur filter was sometimes wrong on some part of the subpicture
Ticket #3988, DVD favorites: the position in the DVD was not restored. Additionally if “Remember DVD position” is enabled and a DVD favorite has a position, the position from the favorite will be used instead of the remembered position. Also fix loading of DVD favorites created with no position.
Ticket #3998, The “Debug Shaders” dialog icon was missing when a translation was used

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Alternative to Media Player Classic Home Cinema:
BSPlayer
GOM Player
GOM Video Converter
Kantaris Media Player
KMPlayer
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
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


First comment I am using 1.6.1.4235 portable.
So far this player plays everything that I have tried even webm and M2TS files..
Nothing fancy about the player.. But it just works !!
But I have been only using for less than a month so I might change mind later.
I have several video players on my machine. Right now my two favorite players
are COWON Media Center Basic and Media Player Classic Home Cinema..
So if don't need anything fancy I recommend either one of these 2 players..

Have A Nice Day - Gary



Posted May 20, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.1.4235 using OS Vista
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Just wanna congratulate the work force behind the player wich is fully customizable best player out there thanks!!!


Posted March 06, 2012 by . Tool version 1.6.1.4127 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I had an old panasonic digital cam which creates .mov quicktime files and uses a certain mjpeg format for its video. I've been using MPC-HC for years but it could never open read the video, only the audio. Usually I will load up Windows Media Player or use AVIDemux to change the container format to AVI then it'll work. And everytime MPC-HC comes out with a beta, I'll scan the changelog for any changes that involves .mov or mjpeg so that I could play the video natively only to be disappointed over the years until now.

With latest beta version, I could play the .mov files natively! Probably thanks to the upgrade in libAV.



Posted January 12, 2012 by . Tool version 1.5.3.3961 using OS Windows 7
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I have had a lot of issues with MPC-HC in the past...especially with high bitrate mkv's. Yesterday I decided to try this out with a retail Blu Ray title not expecting any better results and low and behold...MPC-HC plays Blu Ray's without any issues. It doesn't show the menu but it scans the disc and finds the main movie title and voila!!!!...Blu Ray function works fine. Didn't have any issues. I didn't even set up the filters or codec packs. I just installed the latest ffdshow and LAV Filters and nothing else...Blu Ray works fine right out of the box for me. Yippie!!!!!

My guess is that it's using ffdshow but I'm not sure...don't care either...all I know is that it works fine.

Give this one or PotPlayer a go for Blu Ray playback...both will work without having to pay a dime for Blu Ray software.



Posted January 10, 2012 by . Tool version 1.5.3.3954 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I've found an issue. On playback of an webM video file the video freeze after 1 to 2minutes. Audio continues.


Posted December 27, 2011 by . Tool version 1.5.3.3917 Beta using OS WinXP
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