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Media Player Classic Home Cinema

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    May 26, 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


July 02, 2012  |  By SteaknEggs95973

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema


Media Player Classic Home Cinema plays any video file I throw at it - it even plays DVDs with chapters. And when paused, it moves forward frame by frame with the use of the RIGHT ARROW. I especially like the option of seeing the timeline & volume control when in full-screen mode by moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen.


None - And in over two years of using Media Player Classic Home Cinema, I have yet to see "glitchy" performance as noted by the Editor.


I have used Media Player Classic Home Cinema for a couple of years, and you couldn't pay me to switch. Hands down, it's the best video player available .. and it's FREE!

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5 stars

"plays my 1080i vids from my panasonic camcorder"

June 09, 2012  |  By Rolcika

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema


plays any and all HD content I have had without being jerky like VLC. I trust WMPCHC and PowerDVD to play HD movies, nothing else. These two have always worked for me. But this one is free, small (quick to download) and quick and easy to install


not that i know of


great for smooth playback of hd videos

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version has added new Zoom option "Auto Fit (large only) and Basque translation.
Publisher Media Player Classic - Homecinema
Publisher web site http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
Release Date May 26, 2012
Date Added May 26, 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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