Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit)

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    247,724
  • Date Added:
    October 06, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,343
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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If you'd like an alternative to Windows Media Player that plays just about every kind of audio and video file and is widely customizable and flexible enough to serve many roles, including DVD and Blu-Ray player, you really only have a few choices, and one of them is Media Player Classic, aka MPC. Actually, several others might be MPC too since this open-source freeware serves as the basis of more than one media player for Windows. The latest version is Media Player Classic-Home Cinema. MPC-HC is available in separate downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. We tried the 64-bit version in Windows 7 Home Premium.

After choosing some setup options, we opened MPC's updated user interface. As the "Classic" choice, MPC has never been flashy, and the program's new look is essentially an up-to-date version of the tried-and-true layout. One thing that hasn't changed is the movie clapboard icon (with the classic "321" logo); another is MPC's huge range of options. MPC can be customized in many ways, from common settings to advanced options like Tweaks, Renderer Settings and Command Line Switches. A built-in Shader Editor is one of the View menu's many options; others include Playlists, Presets, and Statistics. You can also download optional Toolbar images to change the player's buttons. The program's Web page has lots of information, including FAQs, a Changelog, and a Development Wiki with links to documentation, including a manual. One change we'd like to see is a direct link to the manual from the Help menu.

Of course, Media Player Classic-Home Cinema is designed to play DVDs and Blu-Ray discs as well as your media files, but it can also directly access files from video-capture devices and other sources. A Quick Open File option let us quickly browse to and launch files. MPC-HC's filters menu includes the open-source Matroska file type (MKV). Having just tested an MKV converter, we had several files on hand to play in MPC-HC, which handled them well. But, as it always has, MPC-HC handled everything we threw at it. It remains a top choice for a better media player for Windows.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"mpc-hc plays videos 1080p very well"

January 16, 2014  |  By paulonlinebr

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.6.8

Pros

mpc-hc uses the dxva very well to play 1080p videos

Cons

it plays audio but the skin is not good for it.

Summary

if you want to play videos with the best quality, mpc-hc is the best one. if your hardware is not good, go to preferences and set bilinear ps2

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4 stars

"it seems to work pretty good"

August 11, 2013  |  By kingbed42

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.6.8

Pros

easy to use

Cons

none that I know of

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4 stars

"Works as advertised but be careful of Babylon Toolbar"

December 14, 2012  |  By Jayrockwall

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.6.4

Pros

Easy to see and use interface.
Simple visual display.
Works as advertised.

Cons

This download tried to download at least 3 different adware. I had much trouble in the past with the Babylon Toolbar that hijacked my entire Internet browsing experience so I recognized the trick when I saw it. Be sure not to click on "next" until you read those popups and uncheck those boxes or your computer will never be the same again. Of course some people like all those popups so the choice remains yours. Be very careful with this download. Once those ad-ons enter your computer you will be sent to all kinds of websites that maybe you don't want to be and you may end of paying someone to straighten out the mess on your computer so the software will no longer be free to you. Hope this review helps.

Summary

Does what it is supposed to do but has adware and browser hijack software in the download that must be scrutinized.

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5 stars

"excellent program"

July 01, 2011  |  By nes57

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.5.1.2903

Pros

none none.

Cons

none none.

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1 stars

"Constant Error Message"

June 30, 2011  |  By barentru

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.5.1.2903

Pros

Wish I could use it, I might have a pro comment

Cons

Every time I try to use it, I get an error message about an out-dated DirectX file. No other program gives me this error message and there are no instructions about how to fix the problem

Summary

I wish I could use it.

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4 stars

"Media Player works great.completes all my video viewing"

June 07, 2011  |  By graibeerd

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.5.1.2903

Pros

Comprehensive and easy to use

Cons

No cons for this one

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5 stars

"Een magnific programma."

April 20, 2011  |  By vansprew

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.5.1.2903

Pros

Een programma waar je altijd op kan bouwen.

Cons

Het werkt geweldig en geeft een goed beeld.

Summary

Ook een must voor iedereen,die van films houd,een van de weinige programma"s waar je een film bestand mee kan openen.

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4 stars

"wonderful program"

October 27, 2010  |  By meridar

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.4.2499

Pros

wonderful program

Cons

wonderful program

Summary

wonderful

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5 stars

"Excellent Super fast and does not skip."

September 29, 2010  |  By dfstulac

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) 1.4.2499

Pros

Supports more media formats. easily strech std video to wide screen.

Cons

Nothing, everything works great

Summary

See Above

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.7
  • Accept loading more than one subtitle file at a time using the “Load subtitle” dialog or drag-and-drop.
  • Add advanced settings page.
  • Add Arabic and Thai translations.
  • Completely reworked subtitle queue.
  • Add option to set jpg quality when saving images (default quality is increased from 75% to 90%).
  • Updated Little CMS to v2.6 (git 9c075b3).
  • Updated Unrar to v5.1.7.
  • Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.70.
  • Updated ZenLib to v0.4.29 r481.
  • Updated LAV Filters to stable version 0.63.0.
General
Publisher Media Player Classic - Homecinema
Publisher web site http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
Release Date October 05, 2014
Date Added October 06, 2014
Version 1.7.7
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.54MB
File Name MPC-HC.1.7.7.x64.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 247,724
Downloads Last Week 2,343
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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