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Media Player Classic Home Cinema

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    Apr. 01, 2012
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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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5 stars

"Best Player ever"

May 19, 2012  |  By stfustfu

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema


I don't understand how Cnet can review it like this... it's mainly the potential concurent of vlc..
you dont need to install anything it will read all format ! light speed and best quality , + DXVA for gpu decoding!
i recommend this to all ppl who want simplicity and quality!
For the last update check this website http://www.xvidvideo.ru/media-player-classic-home-cinema-x86-x64/


nothing best player ever...



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5 stars

"Works great if intalled as part of K-lite codec pack."

April 09, 2012  |  By janitorman

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema


No flashy skins, no confusing interface (classic menu bar with all options you want including adding favorites,) and plays about anything you want. Doesn't hijack your system like some players.


If installed independantly be sure to install all options and update your system to MPCHC's recommended software. Also some peoples systems apparently block this software. It's NOT MPC's fault.


Been using this for years, since it was the even simpler MPC (not home cinema)Currently using portable with no need to update. Works great on my XP and Windows 2000 systems. No need to have Windows 7!!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version supports for SIPR and VP30/31.
Publisher Media Player Classic - Homecinema
Publisher web site http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
Release Date April 01, 2012
Date Added April 01, 2012
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.73MB
File Name MPC-HC.1.7.9.x86.exe
Total Downloads 1,883,173
Downloads Last Week 11,316
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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