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Media Player Classic - BE (aka 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. Playing various video and audio files. Support for hardware decoding and deinterlacing. Automatically mount ISO images.

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1.5.5 / 1.5.6 Beta (January 10, 2021)


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Software License

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Download MPC Video Renderer - it is a video renderer for DirectShow. The renderer can potentially work with any DirectShow player, but full support is available only in the MPC-BE. Recommended MPC-BE v1.5.4.4699 or newer.

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

1.5.6 (beta)
Improved work over the HTTP protocol.
Removed MPC FLAC Source filter.
Ignore corrupted 'APIC' and 'PIC' tags in ID3v2.

Added support for ShoutCast.
Added support for streams with content-type "video/mpeg".

Fixed getting the list of chapters.

Added support for chapters for WAV format.
Added support for FLAC format.
Added basic support for AIFF format.

Added support for AV1 video.

Added support for Chinese KKmoon CCTV camera file format.

Added support for AV1 OBU files.

Fixed playback of some VFW type videos.
Fixed reading HDR data for VP9.

Added pixel format detection for DNxHD.
Fixed playing files from "edit list".
Fixed getting frame sizes and aspect ratios for some MOV files.

Fixed encoding in AC-3. Added check for SPDIF output at 44100 Hz.

Improved AV1 multithreading decoding.
The DXVA2 decoder will only connect for compatible media types.

Fixed turning off the mixer when not required.

Fixed playback of DVD-Video with no sound in the menu.

Video renderers
Fixed display of HLG for EVR-CP.
Fixed showing the first frame in some situations for EVR-CP.
Minor optimization of EVR-CP and Sync.

Fixed flickering of some subtitles.

User pages like are now parsed as playlists.
Added check for the availability of the received link.
Fixed opening of various links.
Improved YouTube format selection menu.
Added the ability to open only the audio track for a YouTube video.

WIC is now used for imaging instead of GDI +.
Fixed saving thumbnails for video files whose video tracks are noticeably shorter than audio tracks.
External interface change files (toolbar.png, gpu.png, flybar.png) can now only be in PNG format.
Added the ability to upload logo and covers in HEIF and WebP format.
Reduce the size of large images when viewed in the "Logo" settings panel.
The window size limits the size of the desktop when the player is started and at the beginning of playback.
Fixed leaking GDI objects when using a playlist.
Reworked mouse settings. Added the "Mouse" settings panel.
Added the ability to set the Ctrl, Shift and "Right button" modifiers for some mouse actions.
The "Previous" and "Next" control buttons are supplemented with the "Previous file" and "Next file" actions when the right mouse button is pressed.
Optimized primary rendering of the main window for Windows 7, 8, 8.1.
Fixed the state of the "GPU" indicator after closing a file.
Optimized rendering of playlist items.
Added "Repeat A-B" functionality.
Added the ability to assign a hotkey to open a folder.
Working with settings has been slightly optimized.
Optimized text output in the "Information", "Statistics" fields and the status line.
Improved OSD functionality when displaying permanent messages.
Fixed various issues for exclusive full screen.
Optimized Seek Bar output for an exclusive full screen.
Added the ability to assign a hotkey for calling the "After playback" menu.
Improved work on multiple displays and different DPI systems.
Rotation and Flip commands have been added to the "Pan & Scan" submenu.
Added the ability to add all media files in a folder when adding one file.
Toolbar, flybar, taskbar buttons and other graphics are now in SVG format (thanks to Ivan Shatsky). Improved display of interface elements on large Windows scales. Added the ability to load external toolbar.svg and flybar.svg.
Fixed display of chapters in the search bar for some DVD-Videos.
Various fixes in the player interface.

Fixed freeze when opening files from qBittorrent.

Updated Ukrainian translation (by arestarh1986).
Updated German translation (by Klaus1189).
Updated Hungarian translation (by mickey).
Updated Chinese (Simplified) translation (by wushantao).
Updated Turkish translation (by cmhrky).
Updated Chinese (Traditional) and Dutch translation (by beter).
Updated Greek translation (by George).

Updated libraries:
dav1d git-0.8.0-2-gd6beb0a;
ffmpeg git-n4.4-dev-2373-ga7f9b3b954;
Little-CMS git-2.11-42-g7dcc91f;
MediaInfo git-v20.09-66-gacf041ac;
openjpeg git-v2.3.1-59-g0f169867;
ZenLib git-v0.4.38-25-g11a96d5;

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MPCBE; Media Player Classic Black Edition, Media Player Classic BE, MPC Video Renderer

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@yamaneko: There were huge changes to Mouse actions, which was a lot of work for the developers. Do notjust ignore that work and do not be ignorant:
Now there is a dedicated page for all possible mouse actions like left click, double click, middle click, wheel up, wheel down and also for combining actions:
Press CTRL or SHIFT or hold right mouse button and while holding that key, you press middle mouse key or click the wheel or use wheel up down, you can also assign a command.
No need to use an old version. Click on "..." in the drop down list if you want to use a special command.

Review by flashandpan007 on Jan 13, 2021 Version: beta OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Version seems to have lost mouse click pause/play -functionality?
I checked mouse settings and cannot see anything wrong there.
Back to an earlier version (it was

Review by yamaneko on Jan 13, 2021 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Great player.

Reason why I did not grant all 10's is that it hangs ('not responding') when playing DVD (VIDEO_TS) from HDD and in case there is a submenu with chapters.

MPC-BE shows the main menu with titles, alright. However, at selecting a title MPC-BE hangs.
Again, this is the case when the title has a submenu with chapters.

BTW: I tried MPC-HC x64 portable (v1.9.8 x64): same issue.
I then tried VLC v3.0.11 32b portable: this player shows the chapters.

Review by vhwul62 on Nov 20, 2020 Version: 1.5.5 x64 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

Rating by wolfi on Nov 15, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


Review by bilek on Sep 21, 2020 Version: MPC-BE 1.5.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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