MpcStar

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    275,601
  • Date Added:
    November 08, 2011
  • File Size:
    20.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    375
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Competition in the media player market is fierce, and any program that wants to be taken seriously had better do something to stand out from the crowd. MPCStar is a basic media player that, unlike much of the competition, can play videos in a huge variety of formats. It's not perfect, but it did a good job for most of the videos we played with it.

The program's interface is plain and fairly run-of-the-mill as far as media players go. We liked it that MPCStar makes it easy to create playlists by simply selecting multiple videos and dragging and dropping them into the desired order. A set of control panels lets you adjust the video, volume, and subtitle settings. Everything about MPCStar was intuitive, and an online Help file provided a thorough overview of the program's features. What really sets MPCStar apart, however, is what goes on behind the scenes. The program comes with multiple codecs that allow you to play videos in plenty of different formats, including various MPEG, Windows Media, Real, QuickTime, mobile, Flash, and DVD formats. Most of the videos that we tried with MPCStar played fine, although we did encounter some display problems with an FLV file that played fine in other applications. Thus, we can't guarantee that MPCStar will perform as expected, but it's a promising program that's worth checking out if you tend to have videos in a lot of different formats and you need one no-hassle way to play them all.

MPCStar installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder and Start menu icon behind upon removal.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Not to shabby"

    January 11, 2013   |   By salazarjohn

    Version: MpcStar 5.4

    Pros

    Plays files smoothly and QUICKLY
    nice interface

    Cons

    none so far

    Summary

    I've been using WMP for years. I've never been happy with it but nothing ever seemed to be as easy to use and had a nice simple interface. I recently tried Potplayer which has worked ok but wanted to see what else was available. This has worked pretty darn good so far. In fact I have no complaints about it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Absolutely fabulous."

    April 17, 2012   |   By susanai

    Version: MpcStar 5.4

    Pros

    Easy to use, great picture and audio is superb.

    Cons

    None to say.

    Summary

    This is one of the 'have to have' downloads. MpcStar is too good.

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  • 1 stars

    "Newer version dropped audio."

    February 19, 2012   |   By rapidfire10ring

    Version: MpcStar 5.4

    Pros

    Good video quality

    Cons

    New version dropped sound.

    Summary

    Compatibility of latest version must be addressed or people will abandon this player.

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  • 5 stars

    "awesome player handles just everything"

    February 02, 2012   |   By ashishpolai

    Version: MpcStar 5.4

    Pros

    easy to handle, user friendly

    Cons

    sometimes lags otherwise great

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.4
    Version 5.4 supports hardware-acceleration.
    General
    Publisher MpcStar
    Publisher web site http://www.mpcstar.com/
    Release Date November 08, 2011
    Date Added November 08, 2011
    Version 5.4
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Media Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements
    Download Information
    File Size 20.76MB
    File Name mpcstar_5.4_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 275,601
    Downloads Last Week 375
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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