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Very good
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out of 32 votes out of 4 votes

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    Nov. 08, 2011
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    #31 in Media Players

Editors' Review


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

2013-01-11 17:48:41  |  By salazarjohn

 |  Version: MpcStar 5.4


Plays files smoothly and QUICKLY
nice interface


none so far


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

2012-04-17 20:16:28  |  By susanai

 |  Version: MpcStar 5.4


Easy to use, great picture and audio is superb.


None to say.


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

2012-02-19 09:50:22  |  By rapidfire10ring

 |  Version: MpcStar 5.4


Good video quality


New version dropped sound.


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

2012-02-02 08:25:38  |  By ashishpolai

 |  Version: MpcStar 5.4


easy to handle, user friendly


sometimes lags otherwise great

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.4
Version 5.4 supports hardware-acceleration.
Publisher MpcStar
Publisher web site
Release Date November 08, 2011
Date Added November 08, 2011
Version 5.4
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 20.76MB
File Name mpcstar_5.4_setup.exe
Total Downloads 297,016
Downloads Last Week 70
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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