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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 10, including a release for 64 bits platform, Support for EVR renderer, Bugs and vulnerability fixes.

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Version:1.7.11 / Nightly
Released:Mar 6,2017
File size:12.6MB
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1.7.11 / Nightly (March 6, 2017)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

1.7.11 - 06 March 2017
Ability to control playback repeat mode
Add a cache to avoid recompiling pixel shaders when possible
Add SVG support for custom toolbars
Add Bosnian translation
Option to set audio delay values for each display mode
Old DirectX 7 renderers have been removed. Settings will be updated automatically to use the corresponding VMR-9 renderers. If you really want to use a renderer similar to VMR-7 (windowed), use Overlay mixer or the “System Default” renderer
Make Video Renderer statistics scalable to window size and unify graph look for EVR Sync and other renderers
“Replace currently loaded subtitles” option no longer removes subtitles provided by splitter
Change Pan&Scan logic:
PnS Rotate Y- now flips horizontally
PnS Rotate X- now flips vertically
PnS Rotate Z- now rotates 90 degrees (counter-clockwise)
The postive rotate functions still do 1 degree rotation around their axis
Hide the infobar in normal view preset. This makes it equal to default view
Ticket #2022/#4779: Rewrite subtitles downloading framework
Support for multiple subtitle providers including the default OpenSubtitles as well as podnapisi, titlovi, SubDB, ysubs and Napisy24 which can be enabled in Options (Subtitles → Misc)
Ticket #5193, Ability to upload subtitles to OpenSubtitles and SubDB
Ability to login into OpenSubtitles
Ticket #5406, Ability to filter subtitle list by selected languages
Option to automatically search and download subtitles at the beginning of playback without user interaction
Prioritize subtitles for hearing impaired where indicated
Ticket #5472, Append language code when saving the subtitles file
Updated Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, British English, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Spanish, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese translations
Updated Little CMS to v2.8 (1272acb)
Updated tinyxml2 to v4.0.1
Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.92
Updated ZenLib to v0.4.34
Updated Unrar to v5.4.5
Updated zlib to v1.2.11
Updated LAV Filters to v0.69:
LAV Splitter: Support HTTPS protocol
LAV Splitter: Switch back to an improved version of the old ASF demuxer
LAV Splitter: Support demuxing H264 MVC
Ticket #5815, LAV Splitter: Improve the detection of the forced flag for some MP4 subtitle tracks
LAV Video Decoder: Add experimental support for VP9 DXVA2 decoding (disabled by default)
LAV Video Decoder: Enable hardware decoding for HEVC and 4K/UHD by default
LAV Video Decoder: Add a basic H264 MVC decoder based on Intel MediaSDK. Note that for now the Intel MediaSDK library is not distributed with MPC-HC. If you want to use this new decoder, you have to download the library
64-bit: and decompress it to the LAVFilters(64) folder.
LAV Video Decoder: Offer Weston Three Field Deinterlacing (w3fdif) as an alternative to YADIF
Ticket #3974, LAV Video Decoder: Fix DXVA decoding of interlaced H.264 videos on some Intel GPU
Ticket #5666, LAV Video Decoder: YADIF deinterlacing sometimes caused black screen in DVD menus
LAV Audio Decoder: Fix a possible crash when using bitstreaming
Window position and/or size could be wrong when exiting fullscreen mode for the first time and “Launch files in fullscreen” option is enabled
Ticket #2202, Automatically rotate MP4/MOV/FLV files when the rotation info is available
Ticket #5557, Show the correct language name for Serbian subtitles. They used to show as Croatian
Ticket #5748, Track selection menus did not work when using DVB capture
Ticket #5828, Update seekbar position when generating thumbnails
Ticket #5829, Creating thumbnails while the video was stopped left the player in an undefined state. The stopped state is now properly restored after creating the thumbnails

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Guides and How to's

Accelerate x.264 1080p movies over the GPU Guide

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Advanced MPC-HC Setup

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How to setup a HTPC with MPC-HC madVR ffdshow Avisynth

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Quality guide for HTPC, how to configure MPC-HC, ffdshow, etc

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YouTube MPC-HC video tutorials

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Acronyms / Also Known As

MPC-HC, MPC HC, MPCHC, MPC Home Cinema, Media Player Classic HomeCinema, MPC HomeCinema

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58 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

Still best player out there IMO. I use it alongside with potplayer, which has some additional/more advanced/more unnecessary ;) features concerning subtitles, capturing etc.

Huge advantage towards PP: MPC-HC comes with great default settings while PP (still) employs some filtering/ settings by default, which might help with low / unstable source PQ (-> yt clips, streaming). Not recommended for untouched PQ.
PP improved it's defaults over last years though, AFAICS.

@ vhwul62: right, no exclusive forum but apart from and pavilufs tutorial, there's a MPC-HC thread located @

There's also a LAV (built-in filters employed in MPC-HC), and madVR thread ,

the devs delivering all this great stuff active there as well (big thanks! )

Sep 10, 2015 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

It can be hard to configure MPC-HC with madVR, ffdshow or Avisynth so I made a very complete guide to setup MPC-HC with these softs.

Apr 13, 2015 Version: 1.7.8 OS: Windows 7 Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Cannot but grant 10's to this product. Over the last few days I have tried KMPlayer, Potplayer and sofar have been using VLC Player. I had some issues with VLC Player, reason for me to check out alternatives. KMPlayer and Potplayer crashed regularly (grey window: 'not responding', or simply doing nothing at all, unable to close, except for stopping the process via the taskmanager). Uninstalled/re-installed, still the same.

I tried out MPC-HC and it performed well. Actually I could not get it to crash. Played Blu Ray, DVD, MP4, wmv immediately after each other, i.e. when MPC started with one movie/video I dropped another into it.
MPC Instantly switched to the new one. No delays, like with KMPlayer/Potplayer.
VLC one way or the other could not play .wmv files very well: starting off garbled and after a couple of seconds the video was displayed well. MPC: no issues.

Regret they do not have a decent forum, like most other players. Haven't discovered a snapshot functionality (camera). Think there is a way to create thumbnails, but a single shot snapshot would be great.

Except for that: perfect program!

Jan 4, 2015 Version: 1.7.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

It is a backward program with a very few options. Just try Potplayer and feel the differences!

Sep 2, 2014 Version: 1.7.6 / Beta OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: -/10 Functionality: -/10 Value: -/10 Overall: 5/10

Best player. Many important fixes in latest Nightly after I reported the bugs to the developers :)

Jun 11, 2014 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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