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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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1.5.4 (December 27, 2019)


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Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)

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More information and other downloads

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


Instead of the IBufferControl interface, the more universal IExFilterConfig interface is now used.

Improved support for JSON metadata.

Added support for files with an unspecified number of samples.

Added support with ID3Tag for WavPack.

Fixed accidental connection to "MPEG-TS".

Fixed freezing when opening some files.

Fixed errors when opening some files.

Added support for the KUX container.

Improved support for corrupted MPEG-PS.
Fixed display of tracks for the current Blu-ray playlist (.mpls).

Added support for new font mime-types.
Fixed crash on some corrupted files.

Extended support for DV Video.
Fixed calculation of aspect ratio for some files.
Improved support for Opus audio tracks.
Fixed opening files with VC-1 video.
Added support for TrueHD audio.
Added support for covers in the 'covr' atom.

Improved bitstream capability check.
Improved DTS bitstream.
Improved support for AAC HE v2.

Removed output support for 'I420', 'IYUV', ARGB32, RGB565, RGB555.

Removed output support for 'I420' and 'IYUV'.

Removed output support for 'I420' and 'IYUV'.
The obsolete option "Enable planar YUV media types (NV12, YV12)" has been removed.

Added media types to support DV Video.
Fixed calculation of SAR video frame.
Improved AV1 decoding.
Implemented updating the output format in status after changing the settings.

Added support for 'b48r' video.

Fixed playback of audio data with a time delay.
Fixed DVD playback.
The size of the internal buffer is now set depending on the buffer of the device. This improves playback on some audio devices.
Improved switching between audio devices.
Increased maximum playback speed to 16x.
The device is now remembered not only by identifier, but also by name.
If the Exclusive mode is unavailable, the Shared mode will be used.
Improved support for Shared mode on Windows 10. Added support for virtual 7.1 speakers when activating the "Windows Sonic for Headphones" mode.
Improved performance when resuming playback after a pause.

Fixed interpolation of DXVA2 / DXVA-HD after reconstituting Direct3D9 device.
Added ability to use Flip / FlipEx mode.
Fixed display of the line "Processing" in statistics.
Fixed display of the frame after stopping playback and subsequent navigation.
Fixed overflow when calculating Diplay Aspect Ratio.

Fixed a high load on the CPU when displaying VobSub subtitles and the active option "Only forced".
Improved support for PGS subtitles in incomplete .sup files.

Updated support for Youtube.
Added support for multi-channel (5.1) audio tracks.
Added option "Select maximum frame rate or bit rate" when using youtube-dl.
Added the ability to not use the available youtube-dl.

Fixed the taskbar icon.
Fixed auto-switching of display frequency for interlace.
Removed the ability to launch files from the playlist using the "Space" key.
Fixed display of tooltips in the playlist.
Fixed background color of the search bar in the playlist.
A playlist of type "Explorer" is no longer created by default, because it can slow down the start of the player.
Pressing the middle mouse button is now redirected to the main window.
At the beginning of playback, the player now sends a command to wake up the display or turn off the screen saver.
Added "Refresh" command in the context menu of the playlist.
Added support for MPC Video Renderer.
Added support for subtitles from external audio files.
After deleting the file in the trash in the playlist, the player will go to the next file.
Added the ability to select multiple external audio tracks when opening a video file.
Added forced closing of the filter properties window after closing the media file.
Added the ability to select a priority filter for UDP streams.
Adding subtitles by the Dran'n'drop method now works when the playlist is active.
The playlist is now saved after each opening of the media file or link.
The range of the option "Do not scale at small frame size decreases" is increased to 6.3%.
Added setting "Auto-hide the pointer during playback in windowed mode".
Added "Window size" settings panel.
Improved subtitle update after changes in an external editor.
Improved support for loading .m3u(hls) playlists with audio tracks in separate streams.
Added command line parameter "/ clipboard".
Added option "Go to the next on error" in the playlist menu.
Added option "Remember selected tracks in playlist".
Added the ability to open magnet links and .torrent files with TorrServer.
Added ability to specify AceStream and TorrServer addresses.
Improved functionality for adding similar files.
Redesigned the video renderer selection option. Added information about installed but inaccessible renderers.
Added "Network timeout" setting for URL checking.
Added the ability to paste paths from the clipboard into the playlist using Ctrl+V.
The transfer of the "Shaders" folder from the player’s folder to the user profile has been fixed.
Improved calculation of the speed of saving online streams.
Fixed navigation on folder shortcuts in the file open dialog.
Added the command "Copy filter list to clipboard".
Paths in the "Recent files" are no longer checked before displaying the menu. The path to DVD-Video now points to the VIDEO_TS.IFO file. The path to the BD now points to the index.bdmv file or the selected * .mpls.
Added option "Do not show 000xx.mpls shorter than N min."
The "Open Disc" command can now open "DVD-Audio". If the disc is mixed, "DVD-Video" will open.
Improved dark menu.
Added error message about opening file in OSD.
The OSD font size range has been increased to 8...26 (it was 10...25).
Fixed selection of displays for full-screen playback.
Fixed OSD font size when using Windows scaling.
Added saving display state of system time and file name.

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

Updated libraries:
dav1d git-0.5.1-1-g07dab8c;
ffmpeg git-n4.3-dev-1770-g547b0c61af;
Little-CMS git-lcms2.9-43-g9a30662;
libflac git-1.3.3-44-gb02e1593;
MediaInfo git-v19.09-34-gfa8cba8f;
openjpeg git-v2.3.1-24-gac373737;
rapidjson git-v1.1.0-508-gd67a69a9;
ZenLib git-v0.4.37-50-gfef7392;

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

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Review by Alexync on Jan 29, 2020 Version: 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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Review by Bob on Jan 26, 2020 Version: 1.4.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Sorry, I forgot to mention, the purple screen could be a Video Renderer issue, so try different ones under Video Output in the player's settings. I haven't used Windows 7/8/8.1 for a very long time.

Review by Gus.Ghanem on Jan 21, 2020 Version: 1.5.4 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Always install the full video card drivers, not the ones from Windows Update. Always install the full DirectX Redist, not the web installer. If video still doesn't play, it could be a codec problem, try LAV Filters or other codecs.
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Review by Gus.Ghanem on Jan 21, 2020 Version: 1.5.4 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

MPC-BE is excelent, i always it on my computers and also on client computers... however, i am having a problem on a Windows 8.1 x86 computer. When i play a video file in this player, only the audio works, the video doesn't... it gets a purple screen.

Review by Kennedy on Jan 21, 2020 Version: 1.5.4 OS: Windows 8 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

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