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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

2.0.0 (January 11, 2023)



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Software License

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



Supported operating systems

WinWindows



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


2.0.0

Changes from 1.9.24 to 2.0.0:
Updates:

Updated LAV Filters to version 0.77.1-1-g6f78a
Updated MediaInfo DLL to version 22.12
Changes/additions/improvements:

When A-B repeat is active, HOME button now seeks to A position instead of beginning.
Add support for new LayoutResX/Y ASS subtitle header.
Correctly apply scaling to blur tag in ASS subtitles.
Some improvements to the FreeType fallback path for font rendering. Fixes rare issue of missing text with certain complex fonts that fail with GDI.
Added new advanced option MouseLeftUpDelay. This delays the left click action on the video area in anticipation of a double-click. Can be used to prevent unwanted pausing when toggling fullscreen. Suggested value is 250ms. Disabled by default.
Fixes:

Fixed a decoding issue with certain TrueHD audio streams
Filename was wrong when saving downloaded subtitle when moving to next file in folder/playlist
Fixed style issue with embedded WebVTT
Fixed hang in SaveThumbnails on seek failure with an incomplete file
Fixed issue with seekbar safezone in the case that video area is hidden
Several other small fixes
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:

Dark interface
Menu > View > Dark Theme
When using dark theme it is also possible to change the height of the seekbar and size of the toolbar buttons.
Options > Advanced
Video preview on the seekbar
Options > Tweaks > Show preview on seek bar
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 or youtube-dl.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/youtube-dl, 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 the .exe in case you don't want to put it in MPC-HC folder.
Play HDR video
This requires using madVR or MPC Video Renderer.
After installation these renderers can be selected here:
Options > Playback > Output
Ability to search for and download subtitles, either automatically or manually (press D):
Options > Subtitles > Misc
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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152 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


After latest update i canīt see the subtitle.
Get ass sub i the file.
But need to extract it to use the sub.
Never have to do that before


Review by glimmerman on Jan 21, 2023 Version: 2,0,0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Rating by john c on Jan 14, 2023 Version: 2.0.0 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




The dark theme and seekbar preview are great additions in the latest version. Seekbar thumbnails are not as smooth as Youtube, but of course they are not generated in the conversion, but in real-time, so it make sense. Dark theme is among the best I have seen so far on Windows. Thanks team!

Review by stranno on Nov 13, 2022 Version: 1.9.24 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by Ebolael on Oct 3, 2022 Version: 1.9.23 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by longwin on Sep 13, 2022 Version: 1.9.23 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10


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