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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:May 13,2017
File size:12.6MB
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1.7.11 / Nightly (May 13, 2017)


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Download MPC-HC 1.7.11  [12.6MB]  [Win]

Download MPC-HC 1.7.11 64-bit  [13.5MB]  [Win64]

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Download MPC-HC 1.7.11 portable  [11.7MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download MPC-HC 1.7.11 portable 64-bit  [12.6MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

Download MPC-HC Nightly  [12.7MB]  [Win]

Download MPC-HC Nightly 64-bit  [13.5MB]  [Win64]

Download MPC-HC Nightly portable  [11.7MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download MPC-HC Nightly 64-bit portable  [12.6MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog next version - not released yet
* Switched from mhook to MinHook since it's more actively maintained
* Updated LAV Filters to v0.69-77-gc3452dc2
* Updated Little CMS to v2.8 (edf0be4)
* Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.95
* Updated ZenLib to v0.4.35
* Updated Unrar to v5.5.3
! Scale MediaInfo properties tab text properly on high DPI

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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 of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 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 of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 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 of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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