Media Player Classic - Home Cinema 1.6.3.5818

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.

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 1.6.3.5818 | ~7.0 MB (Open Source)
Link: Home Page | Release Notes

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TRC said,
What is modified about it, aside from a theme? The page gives no details.

What you gotta do is click the "Release Notes" link and it takes you to release notes.

NyaR said,

What you gotta do is click the "Release Notes" link and it takes you to release notes.

I was talking about MPC-BE, I meant to reply to the above poster.

Copernic said,

Themed, improved version of MPC. Like that one from the above screenshot.

How does it differ, if at all, from MPC-HC?

TRC said,
They don't tell you anything.

Yes, they do.

The BE mod (Black Edition Mod) is a skinned version of Media Player Classic Home Cinema, much better looking than the plain old MPC.

And then there's the screenshot.

What else do you need to know? I mean, it's a themed version of MPC. That's what it is.

Kirkburn said,

Yes, they do.


And then there's the screenshot.

What else do you need to know? I mean, it's a themed version of MPC. That's what it is.

Due to work restrictions. I cant' load the website. and I can't wait till I arrive home lol

Does any of the improvements mean it will play Blu Rays??? I really want to stop using PowerDVD to play my BR disks

snorge said,
I prefer vlc, I know people say mpc is better but I can't get used to it.

Must be about taste then. I'm using the Windows 8 N and since it doesn't contain the WMA Pro codec, which also not supported by ffmpeg, I can't play it in MPC. Then I venture to VLC, and I'm pleased to find not only it support the WMA Pro, I can also jump between times without delay unlike in MPC.
Yet, my default player is still MPC, even though it's inferior to VLC.

martheen said,

Must be about taste then. I'm using the Windows 8 N and since it doesn't contain the WMA Pro codec, which also not supported by ffmpeg, I can't play it in MPC. Then I venture to VLC, and I'm pleased to find not only it support the WMA Pro, I can also jump between times without delay unlike in MPC.
Yet, my default player is still MPC, even though it's inferior to VLC.

No WMA Pro codec?! Noooo, well I guess I have to get the non-N version then.

martheen said,

Must be about taste then. I'm using the Windows 8 N and since it doesn't contain the WMA Pro codec, which also not supported by ffmpeg, I can't play it in MPC. Then I venture to VLC, and I'm pleased to find not only it support the WMA Pro, I can also jump between times without delay unlike in MPC.
Yet, my default player is still MPC, even though it's inferior to VLC.

Just install K-Lite Codec Pack

snorge said,
I prefer vlc, I know people say mpc is better but I can't get used to it.

Exact same feeling here. Just never could get used to it.

Asrokhel said,

Any idea why XvidVideo.ru is not getting the updated ones anymore?

Not really sure, the author Alexins, declined further assembly so XhmikosR went on to make the official nightly builds.