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Media Player ClassicMedia Player Classic HomeCinema Edition

Download Media Player Classic, a multimedia player capable of playing DivX movies
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 1.8.1 (details)
OS Support: Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7
License: Open Source
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Download: MPC-HC.1.8.1.x86.exe   MPC-HC.1.8.1.x86.exe

Description:Download Media Player Classic HomeCinema Edition (32 bit edition) - standalone filter editions available here)
Version:1.8.1 (added Sep 14, 2018 - view changelog)
Size:13.73 MB

Download: MPC-HC.1.8.1.x64.exe   MPC-HC.1.8.1.x64.exe

Description:Download Media Player Classic HomeCinema Edition (64-bit edition) - standalone filter editions available here)
Version:1.8.1 (added Sep 14, 2018 - view changelog)
Size:14.76 MB

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A multimedia player with a similar interface to Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4, but has many more features specific for DivX playback.

A "HomeCinema" edition of MPC is also available with some additional features:
  • Anti tearing option
  • Jitter tests - In VMR9 renderless and EVR custom pres. mode it's possible to display a jitter curve using "Ctrl+J" shortcut. This curve show difference between the moment one frame was expected to be displayed, and the moment it was really displayed.
  • Subtiles synchronisation
  • Shuttle PN31 remote control support
  • OSD (On Screen Display) - When video output is VMR9 or EVR, MPC can displays some informations on screen (remaining time, volume, audio track, subtitle, …).
Playing back .MP4 H.264 encoded movies:

Sub Editions:

This software has the following sub editions:

Media Player Classic
  • Media Player Classic HomeCinema Edition <==


Supported File Formats:


OS Compatibility:

Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

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Revision History:

Version 1.8.1
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2018
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  • Changes from 1.7.18 to 1.8.1:

    • Updated LAV Filters to v0.72-12-g14744
    • Updated MediaInfo DLL to v18.08.1
    • Added support for decoding AOMedia AV1 video
    • Added WMA to internal filters list
    • Allow using externally installed LAV Filters as internal filters when our own LAV Filters folder doesn't exist.
    • Added advanced option "AllowInaccurateFastseek", which is enabled by default. When enabled fast seek (to keyframe) is allowed to be very inaccurate (max difference 20 seconds) in files with huge keyframe intervals. When disabled the allowed inaccuracy is much lower, when deciding between a fast and normal seek. For example 30% of jump size.
    • If a playlist entry points to an URL, then display the title/label in player title bar instead of the URL.
    • Limit max video height returned by Youtube-DL to 1440 by default. Higher resolutions may not play smoothly due to bandwidth throttling by Youtube.
    • This value can be customized in: Options > Advanced > YDLMaxHeight
    • Fixed crash when opening generic URLs. Was a regression since addition of Youtube-DL support in previous version.
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