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MPCSTAR is an all-in-one package of video player, audio player and many codecs.
It contains a user-friendly player and carefully selected codecs to support various media formats. With MPCSTAR, you would be able to play all your movies and music downloaded from the internet. NOTE! If you install ALL included codecs you may get problems in other video software. Be careful.

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6.5 (March 9, 2020)


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Freeware but ad-supported installation. Be careful when installing it to avoid unwanted addons!

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MPCSTAR v6.5 (2020.3.9)
[PLAYER] improve file type association settings
[PLAYER] new option for play list, do not keep duplicate files by default
[PLAYER] video rotation changed to separate settings for each file
[PLAYER] add video aspect ratio: 1.85:1 and 2.35:1
[PLAYER] disable screen saver by default also when playing videos in non-fullscreen
[PLAYER] fix input bugs for chapter name dialog
[PLAYER] fix crash when dragging scroll bar when there are too many files in the play list

MPCSTAR v6.4 (2019.12.31)
[CODEC] update LAVFilters to 0.74.1

MPCSTAR v6.3 (2019.9.18)
[PACKAGE] minor bug fixes

MPCSTAR v6.2 (2018.12.14)
[PLAYER] new 64-bit edition player, better support for UHD video files
[PLAYER] support playing .ogv, .webm video file
[PLAYER] update translation
[PACKAGE] install 64-bit or 32-bit player and codecs automatically
[CODEC] update LAVFilters 64 bits to 0.73.1
[CODEC] update LAVFilters 32 bits to 0.70.2 compatible with Windows XP
[CODEC] add ffdshow filter 64 bits
[CODEC] remove deprecated codecs

MPCSTAR v6.1 (2018.10.18)
[CODEC] Update Ogg Vorbis codecs
[PACKAGE] minor bug fixes

MPCSTAR v6.0 (2018.09.17)
[PACKAGE] minor bug fixes

MPCSTAR v5.9 (2018.08.28)
[PACKAGE] minor bug fixes

MPCSTAR v5.8 (2018.08.09)
[PACKAGE] minor bug fixes

MPCSTAR v5.7 (2018.07.19)
[PLAYER] restore play list width when restart player
[PLAYER] do not adjust player window size when open new video file, if fixed window size selected
[PLAYER] fix crash when switch video file in full screen mode
[PACKAGE] add D3DX9_43.dll which is missing in some system

MPCSTAR v5.6 (2018.06.16)
[PLAYER] support 4K Ultra-HD video files
[PLAYER] support 7.1 audio channels
[PLAYER] display chapter info of mkv file in play list
[PLAYER] support video contrast, brightness, saturation adjust for DVD
[PLAYER] improve file association settings
[PLAYER] improve crash report program
[CODEC] add LAVFilters, enhance hardware video decoding ability
[CODEC] improve VSFilter to support switch embedded subtitle languages in mkv file

MPCSTAR v5.5 (2017.12.29)
[PLAYER] support HiDPI
[PLAYER] add chapter marks to video file, saved as .cue file
[CODEC] update ffdshow

MPCSTAR v5.4 (2011.11.08)
[PLAYER] new option to enable hardware-acceleration by Intel integrated graphics
[PLAYER] fix display bugs in play list
[CODEC] support hardware-acceleration for h.264 decoding by Intel integrated graphics

MPCSTAR v5.3 (2011.07.19)
[PLAYER] support auto loading subtitles in zip/rar file
[PLAYER] support .divx video file
[PLAYER] fix the bug of unable to fast forwards/rewind when playing DVD
[CODEC] fix the bugs in rm decoder
[CODEC] fix the bug of silence when playing .3gp file

MPCSTAR v5.2 (2011.06.02)
[PLAYER] improve the Black skin
[PLAYER] enhance high-speed playback, up to x64
[PLAYER] the language list uses the language names provided by Windows
[PLAYER] fix the bug of not to auto-load subtitles when opening video file
[CODEC] fix the bugs in mp4 decoder
[CODEC] fix the bugs in mpg decoder
[CODEC] fix the bugs in rm decoder

MPCSTAR v5.1 (2011.04.29)
[PLAYER] new skin: Black
[PLAYER] improve switching effect of compact mode and full-screen mode
[PLAYER] support custom colors of text and background of play list in skin
[PLAYER] support custom action of Ctrl + mouse wheel
[CODEC] support mov files from Canon DSLR camera
[CODEC] improve stability of VSFilter

MPCSTAR v5.0 (2011.02.20)
[PLAYER] drag the video region to move the whole window
[PLAYER] separate the repeat and shuffle options of play list
[PLAYER] support customizing the operation of mouse wheel
[PLAYER] add icon of 256x256
[PLAYER] the interval of volume adjustment by shortcut key changed to 10%
[PLAYER] add file association for .m2p
[PLAYER] fix the crash when perform video convert under Win7
[PLAYER] fix the failure of opening files whose name contain "%"
[PLAYER] fix the missing of shortcut key customization for some operations in v4.9
[PLAYER] update translations from
[CODEC] support play .m2ts video files in BluRay disc
[CODEC] in certain situations the settings of subtitle not saved

MPCSTAR v4.9 (2010.09.14)
[PLAYER] add "Apply" button to Option dialog
[PLAYER] improve UI text
[PLAYER] program usually crashes in Vista
[CODEC] improve stability of RealMedia codec

MPCSTAR v4.8 (2010.09.02)
[PLAYER] media key can be set as global hot key
[PLAYER] media key works when main window minimized
[PLAYER] add GUI translation
[CODEC] MEncoder not install properly in v4.7
[CODEC] RealMedia codec cannot be loaded in certain situation in v4.7

MPCSTAR v4.7 (2010.08.25)
[PLAYER] sort files in the play list in numerical order
[PLAYER] parse corresponding part.met file when playing .part file (eMule downloading file), to get real file name for displaying
[PLAYER] add two new options about play list in Tools menu: save when exiting, add similar files
[PLAYER] switch UI language from Tools menu. users can help translating in
[PLAYER] fix the problem of cannot play files whose name contains # sign
[PLAYER] fix default video renderer in XP
[PLAYER] fix association problem for m2t
[PLAYER] CometPlayer updated
[CODEC] fix bugs in RealMedia codec

MPCSTAR v4.6 (2010.08.11)
[PLAYER] add new audio player: CometPlayer
[PLAYER] hide window frame for compact mode
[PLAYER] add association for m2ts, m2t, mts
[PLAYER] change video renderer in Vista, Win7, to utilize anti-aliasing function
[PLAYER] remove Audio Boost panel, enlarge volume range to 300% instead
[PLAYER] ignore case when adding similar video file to playlist automatically
[PLAYER] improve video play from HTTP URL
[PLAYER] fix the bug of silence when play some RealMedia files
[CODEC] remove QuickTime codec, using ffdshow instead

MPCSTAR v4.5 (2010.05.24)
[PLAYER] support play video file from HTTP URL
[PLAYER] support .hlv video file
[PLAYER] improve Option dialog layout
[PLAYER] download installation package of new version in background automatically if enabled
[PLAYER] fix bug: crash when entering Compact Mode
[CODEC] remove SCM codec from install package
MPCSTAR v4.4 (2010.03.23)
[PLAYER] improve crash report program
MPCSTAR v4.3 (2010.03.17)
[PLAYER] add Play setting page in option dialog. Video setting panel and subtitle display can be disabled to reduce CPU usage
[PLAYER] add skin editor in skin setting page of option dialog.
[PLAYER] prevent the system from turning off the display while the playing video
[PLAYER] bug fix: repeat doesn't work if only one file in playlist.
MPCSTAR v4.2 (2009.11.13)
[PLAYER] support display dual subtitles
[PLAYER] switch video aspect ratio and audio stream in video file from status bar
[PLAYER] remember last selected aspect ratio of video file
[PLAYER] support new output format in video file convert
[PLAYER] download new version install package when check update
[PLAYER] fix the problem of setting speaker for mkv file with multiple audio-stream
MPCSTAR v4.1 (2009.09.08)
[PLAYER] Add compact dispay mode
[PLAYER] Add subtitle adjust panel
[PLAYER] Add audio boost panel
[PLAYER] display video resolution in status bar

MPCSTAR v4.0 (2009.07.30)
[PLAYER] new option in video menu: rotate 90, 180, or 270 degree
[PLAYER] bug fix: program possibly could not exit normally after system resumed from standby or hibernate
[PLAYER] bug fix: program may crash when play certain files that not downloaded completely
[PLAYER] bug fix: seek bar does not refresh when seek using hotkey after paused
MPCSTAR v3.9 (2009.06.17)
[PLAYER] new option for fast/slow playback: keep pitch
[PLAYER] add default hotkey for next/previous file
[PLAYER] fix the bug that sometimes the cursor and status bar won't hide in full screen mode
[PLAYER] fix the bug that sometimes the jump forwards/backwards hotkey will take action twice

MPCSTAR v3.8 (2009.05.14)
[PLAYER] add auto shutdown after file play over in Tools menu
[PLAYER] support Japanese and Korean in File Subtitle Encoding menu
[PLAYER] add subtitle online search in Subtitle menu
[PLAYER] support play ratDVD
[CODEC] update QuickTime decoding package
[CODEC] add ratDVD decoding package
MPCSTAR v3.7 (2009.04.08)
[PLAYER] new command in Subtitle menu: File Subtitle Encoding, auto-detect as default
[PLAYER] elevation is not needed to associate video files in Windows Vista
[PLAYER] bug fix: playlist display error in Windows 2000
[PLAYER] bug fix: some specail format avi file can't be play
MPCSTAR v3.6 (2009.03.16)
[PLAYER] bug fix: play time displays incompletely in status bar if longer than 1 hour
[PLAYER] bug fix: video window stay on top after pause in full-screen mode, when "stay on top playing" selected
[PLAYER] bug fix: video window size changed when switch skin, while playing video file
MPCSTAR v3.5 (2009.03.10)
[PLAYER] use new designed skin as default skin
[PLAYER] new option in Play menu: choose playback order of playlist
[PLAYER] new command in Play menu: Jump to specified time
[PLAYER] settings of video brightness, contrast, etc are saved in disk for next launch
[PLAYER] new option in Zoom Video menu: Stretch Most Part, using an aspect ratio between "Stretch To Window" and "Fit From Outside"
[PLAYER] show error prompt when open files with DRM copyright protection
[PLAYER] new command in context menu of playlist: Clear all
[PLAYER] fix the bug that all hotkeys disabled whe play flv files
[CODEC] support flv, f4v files encoded using H.264
MPCSTAR v3.4 (2009.01.09)
[PLAYER] new speaker volume panel for each channel
[PLAYER] new option: remember last play position of video file
[PLAYER] add global hotkey: boss key
[PLAYER] support adjust contrast, brightness for DVD
MPCSTAR v3.3 (2008.11.21)
[PLAYER] redesign main menu
[PLAYER] add video flip command to video menu
[PLAYER] add speaker setup to audio menu
[PLAYER] fix the bug that player will crash at startup after set always on top
[CODEC] fix the bug that VSFilter can not load subtitle file with non-English filename when player choose English UI language
MPCSTAR v3.2 (2008.10.09)
[PLAYER] new video adjust panel: set contrast, brightness, saturation, hue and gammar of video
[PLAYER] new command in file menu: save snapshot and save thumbnails, supporting hotkey
[PLAYER] support disable screen saver in view menu
[PLAYER] display filter information in file info window
MPCSTAR v3.1 (2008.08.05)
[PLAYER] new function: any video file convert to mp4 format for iPhone, PSP
[PLAYER] new function: audio channel switcher, support stereo to 5.1 surround
[PLAYER] new option: allow multi players running at the same time
[PACKAGE] add TSCC codec
MPCSTAR v3.0 (2008.06.12)
[PLAYER] add privacy option page: enable update check and movie information query
[PLAYER] improve OSD display effect in Windows Vista
[CODEC] enhance VSFilter, able to load subtitle files directly from zip, rar file
[PACKAGE] add OCX control to support RealMedia playback in IE/FireFox webpage
MPCSTAR v2.9 (2008.04.17)
[PLAYER] new function: Frame step / Frame step back
[PLAYER] new option in View -> Zoom Window menu: fixed size
[PLAYER] new function in context menu of video window: switch audio streams while playing mkv, ogm file
[PLAYER] new function in context menu of video window: adjust audio delay
[PLAYER] new function: load subtitle files from File menu or just Drag&Drop them to video window, while playing video file or DVD
[PLAYER] new function in context menu of video window: select subtitle language from subttle files and resync subtitle
[PLAYER] now able to display meta info in wmv, asf files
[PLAYER] new option: auto update check
[CODEC] enhance VSFilter, able to display subtitle in multi-lines, convenient to resync subtitle
MPCSTAR v2.8 (2008.03.24)
[PLAYER] player add audio and subtitle language select menu for DVD playback
[PLAYER] player support to play uncompleted video files downloading by other program
[PLAYER] player support play .swf file
[PLAYER] player support play .ifo file from DVD disc
[PACKAGE] fix bug in RealMedia codec install
MPCSTAR v2.7 (2008.03.06)
[PLAYER] player support DVD playback
[PLAYER] new menu command in player to change video playback rate
[PLAYER] new menu command in player to seek forward/backward continuously
[PLAYER] new menu command in player to set video's aspect ratio
[PLAYER] new option in player to enable display OSD
[PLAYER] fix the bug that player cannot modify file association in Windows Vista
[PACKAGE] support display rmvb file thumbnail in Windows explorer
[CODEC] update SCM codec
[CODEC] add PMP codec
[CODEC] add Windows Media 9 Series codecs
MPCSTAR v2.6 (2008.02.01)
[PLAYER]fix the bug that the window disappears when minimize
MPCSTAR v2.5 (2008.01.30)
[PLAYER]add OSD in player, display operation info in video window
[PLAYER]add Current Dir List in play list of player
MPCSTAR v2.4 (2008.01.25)
[PLAYER]improve hotkey process in full-screen mode of player
[PLAYER]add icons to player menu
[PLAYER]avoid frame drop while consecutive seeking
MPCSTAR v2.3 (2008.01.14)
[PLAYER]New player.
[PLAYER]player support skin
[PLAYER]player support multi-language
MPCSTAR v2.2 (2007.11.27)
[PLAYER]Updated the player.
[CODEC]Updated RealMedia codecs to
MPCSTAR v2.1 (2007.09.20)
[PLAYER]Fixed the bug that the player sometimes gets problem when exiting.
MPCSTAR v2.0 (2007.08.30)
[PLAYER]Enhance the playlist of MPC.
[PACKAGE]Fixed the bug that the uninstaller does not display correctly.
MPCSTAR v1.9 (2007.05.29)
[CODEC]Add VGM2 codecs.
[CODEC]Add Ogg Vorbis codecs.
MPCSTAR v1.8 (2007.04.03)
[PLAYER]MPC is updated.
MPCSTAR v1.7 (2007.03.07)
[CODEC]Update RealMedia codec to 10.5 Gold
[PACKAGE]Fix the bug that VSFilter cannot be registered.
[PACKAGE]Fix the bug that the uninstallation would cause RealPlayer fail to work.
MPCSTAR v1.6 (2007.02.02)
[PACKAGE]Fix the bug that custom settings may lost after re-installed or updated.
MPCSTAR v1.5 (2007.01.19)
[CODEC]ffdshow is updated.
MPCSTAR v1.4 (2006.12.22)
[PLAYER]Fix the bug that it may crash when seeking.
MPCSTAR v1.3 (2006.11.28)
[PACKAGE]Support Multilanguage
MPCSTAR v1.2 (2006.11.09)
[PLAYER] Block Popups when Playing .rm Files
[CODEC] Add QuickTime Decoding Package
MPCSTAR v1.1 (2006.10.20)
[PLAYER]Open files dialog box can be displayed when click main window in stop status.Add files related setting page to install program.
MPCSTAR v1.0 (2006.10.10)
[PACKAGE]First Release.
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MPCSTAR has following advantages:
Completely free, no spyware or adware (IT NOW CONTAINS ADWARE!!!)
Support all popular media file formats
Extremely straight forward and easy to use
Blocks pop-ups and ads in video files
Display lyrics automatically for audio files
Up-to-date with the latest/best components
Uninstallation removes all files and registry entries

MPCSTAR Package Components:
1. [VIDEO PLAYER] Tiger Player
2. [AUDIO PLAYER] Comet Player
3. [CODEC] FFDshow Codec Pack
4. [CODEC] RealPlayer Codecs & ActiveX controls
5. [CODEC] DirectVobSub (a.k.a. VSFilter)
6. [CODEC] LAV Filters
7. [CODEC] VGM2 Codecs
8. [CODEC] Ogg Vorbis Codecs
9. [CODEC] PMP Codecs
10.[CODEC] TSCC Codecs
11.[CODEC] Windows Media 9 Series Codecs

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