Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 81 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.1.2903
  • Total Downloads:
    1,454,432
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 02, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,878
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Media players are a dime a dozen, which makes it hard for them to stand out from the crowd. Media Player Classic Home Cinema is another contender in the category, but its glitchy performance failed to impress us enough to make the switch from our current player.

The program's user interface is as basic as it gets, which isn't a bad thing. A menu runs across the top of the window, offering navigational options: File, View, Play, Navigate, Favorites, and Help. A bar with buttons for playing, pausing, stopping, and skipping forward and backward resides at the bottom of the window. We started by inserting a DVD. Since it wasn't our default player, we had to find and open it in the player. The DVD started playing without any issues, but when we clicked the Stop button and then the Play button to resume, rather than start where it left off, the DVD started from the beginning. We tried it again several times only to have the same outcome. Help is available through a link that takes you to the Support page on the program's Web site. From there, a link takes you to a Web site to obtain documentation in various languages, but the idea of downloading a file from an unknown site doesn't exactly spell "security."

Media Player Classic Home Cinema installs and uninstalls cleanly. Overall, there were just too many issues with the program to warrant a recommendation from us.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 81 votes

    • 5 star 39
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 11
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5 stars

"great.. plays anything have !"

September 02, 2011  |  By gorzothemighty

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

interface options and plays anything I throw at it

Cons

none.... its a great player better than the new version.

Summary

if you like windows players this is the one.... and its free !!!

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5 stars

"Best player"

July 29, 2011  |  By brightside87

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

My favorite player for windows, I use them about 5 years. With FF-codecs plays everything.

Cons

No problems

Summary

Never with no problems, review cnet nonsense. 3/5 you seriously? VLC much worse it ... and has a lot of problems with the 264 codec and security buffer. And vlc has 5/5 ... Burn in hell cnet.

Updated on Jul 29, 2011

Also, the fastest player, uses minimum system resources, has a 64-bit version.
Also there is a shutdown automation after watching the video...

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5 stars

"You'll be surprised."

July 01, 2011  |  By Peque1920

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

It's very decent.

Cons

It needs constant updating.

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5 stars

"My preferred media player"

April 26, 2011  |  By PeteyBrian

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

This software plays media other players don't... Easy to use.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

I'm a simple guy - this software is easy to operate and works when other programs I've use don't work (or well!)! My media player of choice now.

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3 stars

"Quite a pleasant player"

April 13, 2011  |  By marlem388

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

Sometimes I use this interchangeably with GOM player;
Classic Home Cinema's downloaded video looks as good
as that of GOM.

Cons

But it does not have as fine an audio replay as GOM.
Upper and lower registers are not as well defined.

Summary

It's tidy--can jump from a small screen to a large one as well as with GOM player.

Updated on Apr 18, 2011

As I mentioned before, this is a nice player, just not as clear or full-volume as GOM player.

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4 stars

"Good player"

March 29, 2011  |  By RosaTownsend

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

Play a lot of formats and it's free. Subtitles!

Cons

I have nothing to say against this program

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4 stars

"works great"

March 27, 2011  |  By ngsilver7

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

easy ,smooth operation

Cons

none, no problem

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4 stars

"Works better than the new version"

March 17, 2011  |  By mroutsider50

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

easy to navigate

Cons

kinda clunky in the overall looks department

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3 stars

"it is very good"

March 15, 2011  |  By Nkanang

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

it is very good

Cons

it is very good

Summary

it is very good

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5 stars

"Fast and free - a great combo!!"

March 14, 2011  |  By Will_Hoffmann

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.5.1.2903

Pros

Fast, free, full of options, simple interface.

Cons

No problems at all

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Media Player Classic - Homecinema
Publisher web site http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
Release Date March 02, 2011
Date Added March 02, 2011
Version 1.5.1.2903
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.74MB
File Name MPC-HC.1.7.7.x86.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,454,432
Downloads Last Week 11,878
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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