Media Player Classic - Home Cinema 1.6.2.4902

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema is a free audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic - Home Cinema project is based on the original "Media Player Classic" SourceForge project created by Gabest. After the original author stopped working on it the new versions came under the new project called Media Player Classic - Home Cinema also hosted at SourceForge.net. The player supports all common video, audio and image file formats available as well as video playback (click here for all features).

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema allows you to enhance, decode and accelerate a broad span of movie formats like x.264 with GPU assisted acceleration and image quality enhancing. The WMP Classic Home Cinema player does not require many system resources than the rest of the video media players to run smoothly. This is a low PC resources windows media player that runs on slower machines with older CPUs. Modern graphics card offer the possibility to decode partially or completely a video stream using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA), in order to reduce CPU usage dramatically. MPC-HC includes an embedded video decoder that uses this technology, to decode x.264, H.264 and VC-1 with hardly any CPU time required.

Supported Decoding:
MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 playback. Media Player Classic is capable of VCD, SVCD and DVD playback, without the need to install any additional software or codecs.
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/XCD Reader. A *.mp4 and MPEG-4 Timed Text support added. An AAC decoding filter makes MPC suitable for AAC playback in MP4.
MPC Home Cinema also has H.264 and VC-1 with DXVA support, DivX, Xvid, and Flash Video formats is available in MPC HC. MPC can also use the QuickTime and the RealPlayer architectures. Media Player Classic supports native playback of OGM and Matroska container formats.

Supported Video, Audio and Image File Formats:
WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, SND, AU, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, MIDI, MPEG, MPG, MP2, VOB, AC3, DTS, ASX, M3U, PLS, WAX, ASF, WM, WMA, WMV, AVI, CDA, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, D2V, MP4, SWF, MOV, QT, FLV

Download: MPC-HC 1.6.2.4902 | ~6.0 MB (Open Source)
Link: Home Page | Release Notes

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Oh I do so much love MPlayerC-HC. It's so very simple, and just does exactly what I want - throw any video file at it, and watch. No installing, no huge folder like VLC. Just simplicity.

Link ? All I can find is this: ''Currently about 24 developers are working on the Home Cinema project.''

So one left but there are still 23 working on it, plus the guys from Doom9. Anyway my feeling about MPC-HC is the same as for VLC. Both apps are getting old and bloated, plenty of bugs after each release, the dev's are tired and bored and never listen to users requests. That's why the increased popularity of PotPlayer, KMplayer and others every day and maybe that's why the main developer left the project. Time to move on...

The website says:

"MPC-HC is passing through very hard times. We never had many developers and a couple weeks ago
the main developer who was responsible of maintaining our internal filters code base decided
to stop contributing to MPC-HC and to create a new fork of the project based on a different,
more closed, style of development.

Now we are in dire need of new developers of any kind. If you can code a little, or you can create
logos for the player and images for the file associations, or you can create/maintain the main
website, please join our IRC channel and talk to us. If you think your skills are lacking,
let us be the judge; any help is always appreciated.
Find some easy ticket on our trac page, fix the problem, post the patch on trac or come on IRC
and we'll review it for you."

xpclient said,
The website says:

"MPC-HC is passing through very hard times. We never had many developers and a couple weeks ago
the main developer who was responsible of maintaining our internal filters code base decided
to stop contributing to MPC-HC and to create a new fork of the project based on a different,
more closed, style of development.

Now we are in dire need of new developers of any kind. If you can code a little, or you can create
logos for the player and images for the file associations, or you can create/maintain the main
website, please join our IRC channel and talk to us. If you think your skills are lacking,
let us be the judge; any help is always appreciated.
Find some easy ticket on our trac page, fix the problem, post the patch on trac or come on IRC
and we'll review it for you."


The readme: http://sourceforge.net/apps/tr...owser/trunk/docs/Readme.txt