Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 77 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5.2.3456
File Size:
10.34MB
Date Added:
October 04, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
1,330,045
Downloads Last Week:
9,525
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 77 votes

    • 5 star: 35
    • 4 star: 16
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 11
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 4 stars

    "VLC's long time rival"

    July 06, 2014   |   By tomysshadow

    Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.7.5

    Pros

    Fast and lightweight
    created by the pros - these guys know everything there is to know about video formats
    Properties allows you to check the video format which is cool
    best player for DVDs, I love the fullscreen since the controls aren't too obtrusive
    not ugly like VLC
    Can play the super rare .bik format
    Works on older Windows
    Can play lots of formats and plays AVI files in specific almost flawlessly

    Cons

    Doesn't have quite as many formats as VLC, Options are a little cluttered (then again you shouldn't have to mess with them)

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