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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. Requires Windows Vista or newer.

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Latest version

2.1.6 (February 28, 2024)



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Software License

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



Supported operating systems

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New


2.1.6

Changes from 2.1.5 to 2.1.6:
Changes/additions/improvements:

Increased max OSD font size to 50.
Added FPS column to subtitle search results.
Better sorting in subtitle search results.
Opensubtitles login is now verified directly after inputting.
Copy to clipboard text in About dialog now also includes details about monitors and DPI scaling.
FullscreenSeparateControls option is now enabled by default.
Fixes:

Fixed regression in v2.1.5 with parsing SSA subs with start timestamps larger than 1 hour.
Fixed issue where remember DVD position did not work correctly on some discs.
Several other small fixes and improvements.
Overview of features
A lot of people seem to be unaware of some of the awesome features that have been added to MPC-HC in the past years. Here is a list of useful options and features that everyone should know about:

Play HDR video
This requires using either MPC Video Renderer (MPCVR) or madVR.
After installation these HDR capable renderers can be selected here:
Options > Playback > Output
With other video renderers, the colors will be wrong!
I recommend installing K-Lite Codec Pack. That includes MPC-HC and the renderers all in one easy to use package.
MPCVR is also available as a separate download below. MPCVR supports Dolby Vision. MadVR does not.
Modern GUI Theme (Dark or Light)
Options > Player > User Interface
It is also possible to change the height of the seekbar and size of the toolbar buttons.
Video preview on the seekbar
Options > Player > User Interface
Ability to search for subtitles
Press D for manual search.
Or enable automatic search in: Options > Subtitles > Misc
Adjust playback speed
Menu > Play > Playback rate
The buttons in the player that control playback rate take a 2x step by default. This can be customized to smaller values (like 10%):
Options > Playback > Speed step
Adjusting playback speed works best with the internal audio renderer. This also has automatic pitch correction.
Options > Playback > Output > Audio Renderer
MPC-HC can remember playback position, so you can resume from that point later
Options > Player > History
You can quickly seek through a video with Ctrl + Mouse Scrollwheel.
You can jump to next/previous file in a folder by pressing PageUp/PageDown.
You can perform automatic actions at end of file. For example to go to next file or close player.
Options > Playback > After Playback (permanent setting)
Menu > Play > After Playback (for current file only)
A-B repeat
You can loop a segment of a video. Press [ and ] to set start and stop markers.
You can rotate/flip/mirror/stretch/zoom the video
Menu > View > Pan&Scan
This is also easily done with hotkeys (see below).
There are lots of keyboard hotkeys and mouse actions to control the player. They can be customized as well.
Options > Player > Keys
Tip: there is a search box above the table.
You can stream videos directly from Youtube and many other video websites
Put yt-dlp.exe in the MPC-HC installation folder.
Then you can open website URLs in the player: Menu > File > Open File/URL
You can even download those videos: Menu > File > Save a copy
Tip: to be able to download in best quality with yt-dlp, it is recommended to also put ffmpeg.exe in the MPC-HC folder.
Several YDL configuration options are found here: Options > Advanced
This includes an option to specify the location of yt-dlp.exe in case you don't want to put it in MPC-HC folder.
Note 1: You also need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
Note 2: yt-dlp nightly build (very latest version made daily)
Besides all these (new) features, there have also been many bugfixes and internal improvements in the player in the past years that give better performance and stability. It also has updated internal codecs. Support was added for CUE sheets, WebVTT subtitles, etc.

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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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The playback speed doesn't display when playing audio only so you have no idea what speed you're at when you change it. It works fine with video.

Review by Hung on Feb 29, 2024 Version: 2.1.6 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Rating by V1RG15 on Feb 1, 2024 Version: 2.1.4 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by Mike on Dec 17, 2023 Version: 2.1.3 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




"Added advanced option to use MediaInfo to gather file durations when adding files to playlist" Even if the option is selected, it does not work. You have to reactivate it with each video.

I have been using MPC-HC for a long time. This new version is very disappointing.


Review by Luc77600 on Nov 17, 2023 Version: MPC-HC 2.1.2 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 8/10




Seem there is serious regression since 2.1.1 - MediaInfo tab seem to be removed.
As this feature removal is not signaled seem builds are not properly tested so no rush if you like to have some features working.
My rating is related to overall application not particular version.


Review by pandy on Nov 9, 2023 Version: 2.1.1 ; 2.1.2 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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