Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (32-bit) 1.7.7

4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 (298 votes)

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Windows (All) / Open Source / 57,015 downloads

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema is a Media Player Classic mod design for homecinema usage.

Media Player Classic is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows. It looks just like Windows Media Player v6.4, but has many additional features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support (requires QuickTime and/or Real Player), and lots more.

Reviews of Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (32-bit)

  1. 3 out of 5 stars
    BANDIT-

    Reviewing 1.7.3 (Feb 6, 2014)

    I used this for many years, but for some reason It went Sticky during
    a Fast Search/Seek in .flv files..... I had to switch to KMplayer...
    Sorry @MPC-HC ..... You're only an alternative now .. 3*

    Anyone else got Issues with Fast Seeking thru .flv files..??
    VideoReDo H264 is the best.. Incl Frame accurate Editing & V.fast ReCode

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 1.7.0 (Sep 30, 2013)

    Went back to MPC 1.6.2. Later versions have no center channel sound. Couldn't find an option to set to 2.1 stereo. Guess the new folks at MPC assume everyone has 5.1 theater speakers for their rig.

    Once the original developer left, versions since 1.6.2 have been bells, whistles and tinkering more than anything else.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 1.7.0.7670 Beta (Aug 1, 2013)

    Great player this and the k-lite codec pack is a must have, only complaint I have is it does not play nice with some DVDs navigation

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    nusushika

    Reviewing 1.7.0.7562 Beta (Jul 3, 2013)

    @TROLL: What a "nice" video file has been troubling you that you just have simply installed more than 20 players on your system? That's weird, isn't it?

    Media Player Classic - Home Cinema bundled with K-Lite Codec Pack works perfectly for me every time.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.6.5.6366 (Dec 17, 2012)

    Great lite player.
    I just don't know why they keep writing that empty key to the registry even when running it in portable mode, I contacted them and they lied about fixing it.

  6. 1 out of 5 stars
    TROLL

    Reviewing 1.6.2.4902 (Jul 20, 2012)

    No audio sound.
    All other player from Windows to VLC and more than 20 player in my system has sound, except this.
    Shame Gabest, isnt?

  7. 5 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.6.2.4902 (Jul 15, 2012)

    Updater for it, written by me.

  8. 5 out of 5 stars
    SineWave

    Reviewing 1.6.2.4902 (Jun 6, 2012)

    Mr. Troll... why is it such a problem to install an older version that you like? I always just do that and don't update any more, at least for the time being. Btw. it's simply a problem with your PC of some kind as it works great for me. Never jump to conclusions so quickly. But yeah, huge majority of people wouldn't admit it's their operating system, or drivers, or some program in the background that is being problematic. I'm into computer maintenance of rather sensitive audio and video workstations for like 15 years and I know what I'm talking about. So install the perfect version that works for you and... don't be a troll. :)) This is a fabulous player that I'm using since I installed Windows 2000... I never felt a need to change it. d= ;) cheers!

    However, I would agree that MPC and MPC-HC are playing a little weird from version to version. I was most satisfied with 1.2 and 1.4 versions. For me they started being a bit problematic since v1.5. Too many features, I guess... if they kept it simple and bug-free, it would be better. We don't use 90% of the features anyway. I know I don't. I play the movie, fullscreen, close it when the film is over. What else do you need? Should it make pizza for you? :)) If I was a developer I would put all my effort into getting rid of BUGS. Not one single feature more. Being a bugless program is a GREATEST FEATURE of them ALL. ;) 5 stars nevertheless. This is one of the 15 and a half programs I have installed on my workstation.

  9. 1 out of 5 stars
    TROLL

    Reviewing 1.6.0.4014 (Mar 10, 2012)

    What the hell happened with MPC-HC play 1080p video?
    Cpu load 85% Gpu load 25%
    I DONT BELIEVE ! ! !
    in Splash Cpu 10% Gpu 65%
    some month before this two player was on same low cpu
    What the hell happened with this amazing player?
    a really big 1 star after waitng month by month and go worster and worster the measure results

  10. 3 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 1.6.0.4014 (Jan 30, 2012)

    Requires QuickTime and/or Real Player. Why? So Apple can market you?

  11. 5 out of 5 stars
    Download Media Player

    Reviewing 1.5.2.3456 (Dec 26, 2011)

    It is a great chatting application.

  12. 5 out of 5 stars
    moog

    Reviewing 1.5.2.3456 (Jul 31, 2011)

    the best player

  13. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 11, 2011)

    5/5

  14. 5 out of 5 stars
    doviewy

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 7, 2011)

    Such a wonderful topic for me.......
    http://www.campusbug.com/blogs/view.php?id=17889

  15. 5 out of 5 stars
    Vimes

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 5, 2011)

    Excellent media player which is light on its resources when used and seems to play everything that I need it to do.

    Excellent and well supported.

  16. 5 out of 5 stars
    degaban

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 4, 2011)

    i like to use it than windows media player

  17. 4 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 4, 2011)

    1 Star less because:
    -Slow on close when saving position (If that option is enabled).
    -Writes to Appdata even when using the portable version.

    For the rest, the best.

  18. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 4, 2011)

    Works well, no problems.

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    matt2971

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 4, 2011)

    @sinewave: "AVI is a *container* format that can contain a plethora of differently encoded video and audio streams. It's not like MP4, for instance. AVI is like MKV."

    You're half right and half wrong. Yes, AVI and MKV are containers rather than codecs, but so is MP4. MP4s usually contain MPEG H.264/AVC video streams with AAC audio, but can also contain other formats.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-4_Part_14

    Anyway, MPC-HC is great as a player in it's own right, and great for those who don't want to bother with any other installations for video.

    Personally, I find it best to install ffdshow and use the built in codecs and splitters as a fallback:

    - install ffdshow
    - In MPCs Internal Filters, tick everything
    - In MPC's "Options / External Filters", add "ffdshow video decoder" and set it to preferred.

    The same can be done with "ffdshow audio decoder" if required.

    The only other video playpack tool I have installed is VLC. I don't find it quite as responsive as MPC, but need it for certain streaming functions.

    There's one other gotcha, just for MPC/FFDshow x64 users, and that's regarding other applications that use do video thumbnailing, like XNview. If the thumbnailing application is x86, then it won't be able to use the x64 decoders and splitters. For that reason you may also have to install the x86 version of ffdshow, and perhaps an x86 MPC for testing playback (I just use the original MPC standalone rather than a full MPC-HC).

    Computer video is so darn complicated you have to be an IT expert to navigate it sometimes. Blame the lack of standard and proprietary formats. Anyway, that landscape taken for granted, as I started off this long post by saying, MPC-HC is great for your average user.

  20. 5 out of 5 stars
    ilev

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 4, 2011)

    Why would anyone install the application when there is a portable version ?

  21. 5 out of 5 stars
    traumadoc

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 4, 2011)

    Other people are moaning all over here ...

    The program runs fine - install a codec pack and it runs more effectively.

    RUNTIME ERRORS have NOTHING to do with the program, installer, setup, etc. In this case you need to install MS vbruntime packages on your system. Or, download the zip package with the .exe and not an installer.

    There is nothing wrong with this release ... it's user system error - that simple

  22. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 3, 2011)

    Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (32-bit) 1.5.1.2903 got a error during installation Direct Run-time not installed on my windows 7 32 bit latest beta SP1 service pack installed

  23. 5 out of 5 stars
    SineWave

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 3, 2011)

    What does that mean: "doesn't play and crash with AVI"? AVI is a *container* format that can contain a plethora of differently encoded video and audio streams. It's not like MP4, for instance. AVI is like MKV. So if it can't play a certain AVI you should analyse the file with MediaInfo and install the codec that plays the streams contained within *that particular* AVI.

    I've been using MPC-HC and MPC for many years now and encountered a bug here and there, but whenever I try some other program I find it rubbish in comparison. Usually mindlessly bloated rubbish with a fabulous, beautifully rendered GUI. Well, I don't care about the beautiful GUI, all I care is to play the film from the beginning to the end properly. And btw - you don't see the GUI in full screen eh? ;) That doesn't mean I think MPC GUI is bad or bad looking, I love it's simplicity. I love programs that are functional and stable, not beautiful, or "beautiful" and [usually] prone to crashes. In my huge experience [I've been working in IT for like 15 years] the more "beautiful" the program - the more crashes and instability, not to mention the sluggishness in comparison to a simple GUIs.

    Regarding codecs, it is recommendable to use ffdshow [tryouts] with it and then you can combine the different decoders from either MPC or FFDShow as you find it appropriate. Not the ICL one. ICL ffdshow is a bit more unstable even though it's a bit speedier, in my experience. I do test both ICL and normal versions.

    This program is a blast! :) Thank you SO MUCH for continuing the development of it! MPC-HC and FFDShow. Btw. providing th edirectshow filters separately is also a fabulous idea. Thumbs up on hands and feet, too. :)

    Cheers!

  24. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 3, 2011)

    Once again Phat Esther is leaving a review that is incoherent and false. it would be nice if Phat Esther’s incoherent ramblings would cease to exist. Phat Esther’s review makes no sense this program is perfect and plays every file.

  25. 5 out of 5 stars
    deda

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 3, 2011)

    With K-Lite codecs is unbeateable

  26. 5 out of 5 stars
    Phat Esther

    Reviewing 1.5.1.2903 (Mar 3, 2011)

    Waiting for the changelog 1.5.1.2903 and I hard interesting which ticket what was fixed bug cause working avi again for long time crashing.

  27. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.5.0.2827 (Feb 8, 2011)

    The internal filters have various limitations. That is why external filters are often preferable. For example the internal Matroska splitter does not support stuff like preferred streams, while Haali splitter does. The internal H.264 decoder is not multi-threaded, so ffdshow will give much better performance (when not using DXVA).

  28. 5 out of 5 stars
    reviewer

    Reviewing 1.5.0.2827 (Feb 7, 2011)

    Why would you need K-Lite codec pack with this? It has its own decoders built in.

  29. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 1.5.0.2827 (Feb 7, 2011)

    very light weight + with the K-lite codec pack it rocks!

  30. 5 out of 5 stars
    war593122

    Reviewing 1.4.2499.0 (Sep 14, 2010)

    Sweet, finally a new stable build.

  31. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 1.4.2499.0 (Sep 10, 2010)

    5/5 for this version !!!

  32. 3 out of 5 stars
    TGB72

    Reviewing 1.3.1249.0 (Aug 23, 2010)

    Probably the best player around in terms of video quality and features but the interface is a crap, the worst is that the authors are not thinking in change this and there are a many fanboys that support this position claiming (ridiculously) that an update in the interface would cause more resource consumption. The authors say that they guide by the scientific method at time to develop this app, so I'm wondering how rational and scientific is to have tons of options duplicated in the context menu and the menu bar? or how logic is to have a playlist and cannot select/remove multiple files or at least have an option to clean the playlist?
    Like I said is the best player in terms of video quality but the development team is incredible stubborn and sometimes ridiculous at time to defend this ugly interface.
    I'm not asking for skin support but just would like to see MPC-HC with an interface similar to Splayer and the logic in menus of foobar2k, that can't increase the resource usage and if it does it cannot be more than a couple of KB (we are running Pcs with 2GB of RAM or more, please)

  33. 5 out of 5 stars
    Chocobito

    Reviewing 1.3.1249.0 (Feb 24, 2010)

    Incredible good player, is the most light in resource, a couple of clone exist out there like Haihaisoft Player and Splayer (all bases in MPC-HC source) but this is the best. ALSO DVD playback work like a charm not like a dumb user comments down here.

  34. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 1.3.1249.0 (Sep 18, 2009)

    Awesome player... no need to install codec pack, if someone need to know ;)
    I finally swap to this player form "The KMPlayer", because of s***ty slow development and more and more not fixed bugs...

    but still nice will be when this player will contains A=>B repeat ;p
    and need more nice GUI...

  35. 3 out of 5 stars
    emanresU deriseD

    Reviewing 1.3.1249.0 (Sep 3, 2009)

    I forgot to add:

    - No ability to perform key/mouse control, such as Ctrl + mouse wheel to move +/- 5 seconds in the video.

  36. 1 out of 5 stars
    Phat Esther

    Reviewing 1.3.1249.0 (Aug 29, 2009)

    not able play dvd
    previous versions play all format
    what happened with open .ifo
    very very serious problem if an dvd player not play dvd

    Banquo the win9x same the winxp understand ? WIN9XP
    just some byte different in kernel.vxd for the xp programs dont running
    change modded kernel.vxd and all XP program running on 9X too tada eh
    xp not new operating system how changed some byte and the whole world buy it upgrade ha ha ha

  37. 5 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 1.3.1249.0 (Aug 27, 2009)

    Zip versions 32 & 64 bit with standalone filters
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/files/
    can't go wrong

  38. 3 out of 5 stars
    emanresU deriseD

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Jun 5, 2009)

    It's pretty funny that they consider "Homecinema" an actual compound word. It's even funnier that the Fileforum editors "correct it" in the listing, even though when they do so, they get the name of the application wrong. (I know it doesn't matter, I'm just saying...)

    Some things that make me stick with the slow and unstable KMPlayer:

    - Lack of A-B repeat
    - Lack of automatic playback position saving
    - Cannot play incomplete video files

  39. 5 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Mar 18, 2009)

    analphatester: "not working on win9x"

    Who uses Win9x anymore? It doesn't work on MS-DOS either, or CP/M.

    Here in the present century it works just fine though.

  40. 5 out of 5 stars
    photonboy

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Dec 12, 2008)

    I now use for all my content including High-Def BluRay/HD-DVD rips primarily in Matroska.

    I can now use the High-Def decoders when the settings are correct (overlay mixer for XP; EVR for Vista, enable DXVA via AVC and VC-1 etc).

    Tested on an ATI HD3870 desktop and NVidia 8600M GS notebook. In XP the ATI system used 44% of the CPU for "wmplayerc.exe" to run a 1080p BluRay rip with DXVA disabled and only 3% once I enabled the hardware decoders.

    My TOTAL CPU usage to playback a 1080p BluRay rip of Hellboy (mine of course) was 5% under XP. Add a few percent under Vista. CPU was an AMD X2-4800+ but it sounds like maybe even an Intel Atom might work in conjunction with ATI or NVidia hardware decoders and MPlayerc Home Cinema with the settings correctly setup to use them.

    Use the Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) and monitor "mplayerc.exe" to see if you have the correct settings. I recommend setting up a K-Lite Standard Codec pack and overwrite the regular MPlayer Classic (in the K-Lite installed folder on C:/Program Files..) with this one.

  41. 1 out of 5 stars
    analphatester

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Dec 10, 2008)

    not working on win9x

  42. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Dec 8, 2008)

    Support for multi-monitors is a real potential homerun:

    I work with a lot of web-embedded content..I'm going to try making it the default player for everything.

  43. 5 out of 5 stars
    moog

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Dec 8, 2008)

    best of the best

  44. 4 out of 5 stars
    cowgaR

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Dec 8, 2008)

    question: is it better than VLC (VideoLAN) for Windows 0.9.8a?

    I've put the same question to VLC. I've used MPC years ago but stopped when original developement stopped. Having 2 branches reminds me of mess in the process of releasing the project.

  45. 5 out of 5 stars
    flibberyGiveIt

    Reviewing 1.2.908.0 (Dec 8, 2008)

    One of the few no nonsense players: One of the
    even fewer that let me spend more time watching
    a vid than getting it started.

  46. 5 out of 5 stars
    shdwstar

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 29, 2008)

    This program rocks.
    I wrote up a more detailed review for it at http://mzk.gofreeserve.c...es.php?lng=en&pg=74

  47. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sephiroth...

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 7, 2008)

    To too-stupid-4u:
    You don't know what you talking, this apps is great, you smoke something or what?.
    This software is superb, with all the codecs in the same executable, really great.

  48. 1 out of 5 stars
    too-smart-4u

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 6, 2008)

    mediocre at best like all the previous failures they released.

  49. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tockman

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 6, 2008)

    Just the best one. Period.

  50. 5 out of 5 stars
    duntuk

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 4, 2008)

    get the x64 version here:
    http://sourceforge.net/p...1&package_id=245172

  51. 5 out of 5 stars
    legion

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 4, 2008)

    Great media player, small, fast and easy tu use. My default player for rm, mpg, dvd, qt and flash files.

  52. 5 out of 5 stars
    alexins

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 3, 2008)

    Latest build Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (unstable versions, x86 x64) can always find here: http://www.xvidvideo.ru

  53. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 3, 2008)

    low foot print been using this for a long time.
    great on low end machine I would use nothing else for my video play back

  54. 5 out of 5 stars
    spacemarine

    Reviewing 1.1.604.0 (Jul 3, 2008)

    The best media player, now with
    HUGE improvements over the previous
    version.
    Not the most beautiful, flashy interface,
    but the best feature set under the hood!

    Now includes DXVA video acceleration support, integrated codecs (based on FFMPEG) for almost all media formats including H.264. No more need for the crappy DivX codec adware.
    Great for Vista in general, as it supports EVR
    (Vista's enhanced video renderer). Nice for Vista Business users, as an MPEG-2 codec is included (now also in the64 bit version).

    Bottom line:
    This IS arguably the best media player out there.

  55. 5 out of 5 stars
    Chocobito

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Mar 10, 2008)

    Its great this soft, this have almost any I want in a player (maybe skin?). Five Star ;)

  56. 5 out of 5 stars
    ABSENT

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Mar 8, 2008)

    Updated 5 March 2008:

    Changelog for Win32: http://sourceforge.net/p...1&release_id=582297

    Downloads: http://sourceforge.net/p...les.php?group_id=170561

  57. 3 out of 5 stars
    eek-1

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Oct 16, 2007)

    AFAIK, the only added feature in MPC Home Cinema is support for remote control device. Therefore it's slightly more useful than the vanilla one on media center PC.

  58. 4 out of 5 stars
    Yakumo

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Oct 16, 2007)

    tbresson read the reviews under your own link, that MPC beta you mention is NOT from gabest.

  59. 5 out of 5 stars
    tbresson

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Oct 16, 2007)

    I agree with Prospero424 that there should be more emphasis on the difference between the home cinema edition and the regular one.

    As for the developers not developing the MPC anymore as hell0 stated; how do you explain the recent beta ?

    See: http://fileforum.betanew...ows_2000XP/1045531002/1

    Besides all this, mpc is in my oppinion one of the best players and I use it religiously :)

  60. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Oct 15, 2007)

    Cool project.

    But the description is a bit lacking. It needs a better explanation of exactly how this is different from the vanilla MPC.

  61. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Oct 15, 2007)

    My favorite non resource hog player, one thing i wish it did have is snapshot.

  62. 5 out of 5 stars
    hell0

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Oct 15, 2007)

    IT CAN'T BE! MPC is no longer being developed! I have it on good authority from fans of other media players. So what is this?

    My favorite player, by far. Thank nature SOMEONE is making a usable player without skins.

    But... Light version? You're kidding, right?

  63. 5 out of 5 stars
    CharlieGimbert

    Reviewing 1.0.11.0 (Oct 15, 2007)

    Hard to say anything yet, lets hope we still get light version too.

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