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Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) for Windows

Key Details of Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit)

  • Watch movies with a lightweight, open source media player for Windows
  • Last updated on 07/23/17
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

MPC-HC might look old-school, but it's loaded with neat tricks for watching videos easily. It’s designed so anyone can figure it out without getting lost in complicated settings. Right from the start, MPC-HC is ready to play everything from your favorite old movies to the newest, crispest 4K videos. 

It comes with all the tech talk it needs to understand tons of different video and audio types, so you don’t have to worry about setting things up. And if you like making things work your way, you can change almost everything about it, like the way subtitles look or making shortcuts for stuff you do a lot. 

But here’s something really cool: it’s great with high-quality videos. So, if you’ve got a 4K movie, it’s going to look amazing. Even better, it does all this without making your computer work too hard. That means you can watch all the high-quality stuff without your computer getting all loud and hot. This is especially very important for those who use laptops. We all know taht feeling when your laptops get hot in time and you can’t put it on your lap. Privacy is a big deal for MPC-HC. 

Nowadays, it feels like everything wants to know what you’re doing. But not MPC-HC. It’s made in a way that anyone can check out how it’s made to make sure there’s nothing sneaky in it. No weird ads or someone keeping track of what you watch. Just you and your movies or music.

Bottom Line

Watch movies with a lightweight, open source media player for Windows. This player can handle almost any kind of video or audio you throw at it - think movies, music, CDs, DVDs, and even the rare stuff. It comes with everything it needs to play these files, so you don’t have to download extra things to get started. It’s made for 64-bit Windows computers, making sure your videos play smoothly. It’s also up to date with the latest video quality, supporting 4K and 8K videos. If you want a video player that’s light, works with many file types, and keeps your information private, this is a solid choice.

What's new in version 1.7.13

  • Switched from mhook to MinHook since it's more actively maintained
  • Require a CPU processor with SSE2 instructions
  • Add context menu option to copy subtitle URL
  • Updated translations
  • Updated LAV Filters to v0.70.2
  • Updated Little CMS to v2.8 (d41071e)
  • Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.97
  • Updated ZenLib to v0.4.35
  • Updated Unrar to v5.5.6
  • Scale MediaInfo properties tab text properly on high DPI

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Full Specifications

July 23, 2017
Latest update
May 17, 2024
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Watch movies with a lightweight, open source media player for Windows.

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (64-bit) is a light-weight media player for Windows. It looks just like Windows Media Player v6.4, but has many additional features. You can use the player as a Media Player Classic Home Theater.

It has built-in codecs for MPEG-2 video and codecs for LPCM, MP2, AC3 and DTS audio, and also contains an improved MPEG splitter that supports playback of VCDs and SVCDs using its VCD, SVCD, or XCD Reader.An AAC decoding filter makes MPC suitable for AAC playback in MP4.