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Media Player Classic Home Cinema

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Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a free utility that provides video playback. Since there are a lot of video players on the market, this is a tough area for apps to really stand out from the competition. With a few performance issues and some operational quirks, Media Player Classic Home Cinema didn't come out at the top of the long list of similar programs.

The installation process is simple enough, although there's about a half dozen screens to step through. Once installed, Media Player Classic Home Cinema launches quickly, although there's no modification to the pop-up Explorer menu to launch a video clip with this tool except through "Open With." A separate menu option would have been nice. The player's interface is a little awkward. To open a file you don't get a standard browser window, but a list of recently opened files in drop-down format along with a Browse button that then offers an Explorer window. By default the player always opens with the sound turned off, and an icon has to be clicked to activate audio. While it seems like a small issue, this isn't the default with most players, and the extra step was a drawback. Playback was fine on most video files, but on larger files we did have a crash a few times. Another weird behavior is the Stop button, which resets to the beginning of the video instead of holding the current location like most players do. We had to get used to using the Pause button instead. Navigation back and forth in a video file also seemed slower than some competing products.

While we had only a few minor quibbles with Media Player Classic Home Cinema, the inconsistent crashing on larger files and those little quibbles quickly led us to uninstall the product and revert to the standard Windows offering. We're not sure why you'd want to use Media Player Classic Home Cinema over other players on the market. There's just not enough there to make this software stand out.

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3 stars

"does it work"

June 04, 2016  |  By griffragy13626

2016-06-04 14:58:16  |  By griffragy13626

 |  Version: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.7.10


does this work with windows 10


does it work with windows 10



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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.7.10
  • Add Indonesian, Lithuanian and Punjabi translations
  • Completely new Internal Audio Renderer
  • Updated:
    • MediaInfoLib to v0.7.75
    • Little CMS to v2.7 (git 07da965)
    • LAV Filters to stable version 0.66.0
  • Fixed:
    • Fix a rare crash when exiting DVB mode
    • QuickTime: Fix a crash when using system default renderer
    • Fix snap to desktop edge and autofit zoom on Windows 10
    • Fix reliability and stability of the D3D Fullscreen mode
Publisher Media Player Classic - Homecinema
Publisher web site
Release Date November 14, 2015
Date Added November 15, 2015
Version 1.7.10
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.95MB
File Name MPC-HC.1.7.10.x86.exe
Total Downloads 2,596,580
Downloads Last Week 3,197
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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