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Version 1.9.0
  • Release Date: Dec 30, 2019
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  • Updates:
    • Updated LAV Filters to v0.74.1-31-ge94f9
    • Added a dark theme option for the GUI. You can enable it through: Menu > View > Dark theme
    • The dark theme also has a more modern looking seekbar. You can adjust seekbar height in: Options > Advanced
    • Added option for vertical alignment of the video. This for example allows you to have a black bar only below the video.
    • Added support for playing contents of uncompressed RAR5 archives. Previously only RAR4 was supported.
    • Added manual search functionality to the subtitle download results window.
    • Improved positioning of PGS subtitles
    • Some optimizations for subtitle texture size. This should improve performance on systems with multiple screens. And also reduce GPU memory usage.
    • Added column sorting and a search/filter option to the keybindings options page.
    • The supported languages of the OpenSubtitles/SubDB subtitle providers are now hardcoded, so the player no longer needs to connect to the Internet each time the subtitle options page is viewed.
    • Reloading a stream with CTRL+E will now call youtube-dl again to get a fresh URL.
    • Added basic support for MPC Video Renderer ( What currently works with this new renderer is: Hardware decoding, Subtitles, and Pan&Scan. What not yet works is: OSD, Rotation, and Shaders. That will be added in a future update.
    • Crash when detaching a (cloned) monitor during playback.
    • D3D exclusive not working anymore when transitioning to fullscreen a second time.
    • Restored window size was sometimes wrong due to DPI settings
    • Workaround for Intel driver bug where Brightness and Hue values of -100 are unsupported.
Version 1.8.8 Version 1.8.7
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2019
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  • Updates:
    • Updated LAV Filters to v0.74.1-20-gc76c1
    • Updated MediaInfo DLL to v19.07
    • Added option for looping folder when playing next/previous file
    • Added option for specifying the preferred video format when selecting a stream from Youtube-DL results
    • Global Media Keys option is now disabled by default on Windows 10, because Windows sends a Play/Pause event in certain cases (e.g. when notifications appear).
    • A few other minor changes
    • DVD region code bypass didn't always work
Version 1.8.6 Version 1.8.4
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2018
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  • * Updated LAV Filters to v0.73.1
    * Updated MediaInfo DLL to v18.12

    + Several Youtube-DL related improvements
    + Menu > File > "Save a copy" now also works for online streams
    + Increased maximum image size for "Save Thumbnails" to 3840. Max columns is now 16 and max rows is now 40.

    ! Fixed slow seeking in certain MP4 files
    ! Fixed playback of UHD Bluray with internal source filter
Version 1.8.3
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2018
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  • Changelog 1.8.2 to 1.8.3:

    * Updated LAV Filters to v0.73

    + Improved cover art selection when a file contains multiple embedded covers
    + Added advanced option for controlling usage of Youtube-DL
    + Excluded certain URLs from being processed by Youtube-DL (for example direct file links and URLs without domain)

    ! Fixed crash when accessing info page of web interface

    Changes from 1.8.1 to 1.8.2:

    * Updated LAV Filters to v0.72-13-g449f8

    ! Fix: previous version of LAV Filters caused freeze when opening DVD and crash with certain files
    ! Fix: correct millisecond value in SaveImage filename
    ! Fix: YDL links were added to recent file list even if keep history was disabled
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.
Version 1.7.18
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2018
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  • Changes from 1.7.17 to 1.7.18:


    Updated LAV Filters to v0.72-3-gb951d
    Updated Little CMS to lcms2.9rc1-36-gc2a1cd9
    Updated RapidJSON to v1.1.0-401-g129d19ba
    Updated ResizableLib to v1.5.1
    Updated MediaInfo DLL to v18.08

    Dragging the seekbar is now much more responsive.
    Further improved the behavior of fast seek (to keyframe).
    For example when using any of the jump hotkeys (such as RightArrow), the maximum inaccuracy is now 30% of jump size.
    Add multiple monitor support for ICC color management.
    Changed default subtitle font to Tahoma. This should fix a problem that causes certain Unicode characters to be displayed as squares.
    Support for parsing URLs with youtube-dl.exe to directly stream audio and video from Youtube and many other websites.
    It is recommended to put youtube-dl.exe in the MPC-HC directory or in the Windows directory (or any other directory that is in %PATH%).

    Fixed hiding of playlist when launching in fullscreen.
Version Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2017
    • Please refer to for the full changelog
Version Beta Version Beta Version Beta Version Beta Version Beta Version Beta Version 1.7.11
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2017
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  • New:
    • Ability to control playback repeat mode
    • Add a cache to avoid recompiling pixel shaders when possible
    • Add SVG support for custom toolbars
    • Add Bosnian translation
    • Option to set audio delay values for each display mode
    • Old DirectX 7 renderers have been removed. Settings will be updated automatically to use the corresponding VMR-9 renderers. If you really want to use a renderer similar to VMR-7 (windowed), use Overlay mixer or the “System Default” renderer
    • Make Video Renderer statistics scalable to window size and unify graph look for EVR Sync and other renderers
    • “Replace currently loaded subtitles” option no longer removes subtitles provided by splitter
    • Change Pan&Scan logic:
      PnS Rotate Y- now flips horizontally
      PnS Rotate X- now flips vertically
      PnS Rotate Z- now rotates 90 degrees (counter-clockwise)
      The postive rotate functions still do 1 degree rotation around their axis
    • Hide the infobar in normal view preset. This makes it equal to default view
    • Ticket #2022/#4779: Rewrite subtitles downloading framework
    • Support for multiple subtitle providers including the default OpenSubtitles as well as podnapisi, titlovi, SubDB, ysubs and Napisy24 which can be enabled in Options (Subtitles → Misc)
    • Ticket #5193, Ability to upload subtitles to OpenSubtitles and SubDB
    • Ability to login into OpenSubtitles
    • Ticket #5406, Ability to filter subtitle list by selected languages
    • Option to automatically search and download subtitles at the beginning of playback without user interaction
    • Prioritize subtitles for hearing impaired where indicated
    • Ticket #5472, Append language code when saving the subtitles file
    • Updated Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, British English, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Spanish, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese translations
    • Updated Little CMS to v2.8 (1272acb)
    • Updated tinyxml2 to v4.0.1
    • Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.92
    • Updated ZenLib to v0.4.34
    • Updated Unrar to v5.4.5
    • Updated zlib to v1.2.11
    • Updated LAV Filters to v0.69:
    • LAV Splitter: Support HTTPS protocol
    • LAV Splitter: Switch back to an improved version of the old ASF demuxer
    • LAV Splitter: Support demuxing H264 MVC
    • Ticket #5815, LAV Splitter: Improve the detection of the forced flag for some MP4 subtitle tracks
    • LAV Video Decoder: Add experimental support for VP9 DXVA2 decoding (disabled by default)
    • LAV Video Decoder: Enable hardware decoding for HEVC and 4K/UHD by default
    • LAV Video Decoder: Add a basic H264 MVC decoder based on Intel MediaSDK. Note that for now the Intel MediaSDK library is not distributed with MPC-HC. If you want to use this new decoder, you have to download the library
    • 32-bit:
    • 64-bit: and decompress it to the LAVFilters(64) folder.
    • LAV Video Decoder: Offer Weston Three Field Deinterlacing (w3fdif) as an alternative to YADIF
    • Ticket #3974, LAV Video Decoder: Fix DXVA decoding of interlaced H.264 videos on some Intel GPU
    • Ticket #5666, LAV Video Decoder: YADIF deinterlacing sometimes caused black screen in DVD menus
    • LAV Audio Decoder: Fix a possible crash when using bitstreaming
    • Window position and/or size could be wrong when exiting fullscreen mode for the first time and “Launch files in fullscreen” option is enabled
    • Ticket #2202, Automatically rotate MP4/MOV/FLV files when the rotation info is available
    • Ticket #5557, Show the correct language name for Serbian subtitles. They used to show as Croatian
    • Ticket #5748, Track selection menus did not work when using DVB capture
    • Ticket #5828, Update seekbar position when generating thumbnails
    • Ticket #5829, Creating thumbnails while the video was stopped left the player in an undefined state. The stopped state is now properly restored after creating the thumbnails
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