Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v2.2.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Apr 2024
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Rick

GitHub user clsid' fork of Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Note: this is a fork of the original version that ceased development in 2017.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini (the INI file basically needs to have the same name as the EXE).
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:

46 comments on Media Player Classic - Home Cinema  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

MIKLO 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.


billon 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"


__philippe 2017-04-05 15:45


.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)


starshakur 2017-04-05 14:27

Typo @ How to extract 3.

.ini, not .exe


starshakur 2016-08-16 15:53

It doesn't matter whether your system is 32 or 64 bit, it's the version of MPC-HC you download that matters about the .ini.

I'm using Windows 10 64-bit but the 32-bit version of MPC-HC, the application didn't change the mpc-hc64.ini at all but the mpc-hc.ini.


joby_toss 2015-03-01 13:20

In my case, the seeking feature of MPC-HC is not painfully slow, but it's definitely slower than with MPC-BE, for example:


skall 2015-02-21 11:27

@ripu: thank you for your suggestion. i did reset the settings, but it makes no difference at all. still the same problem here (although fast seek on). searching the net shows several hits regarding the seeking problem, but i have not found a solution to it.


ripu 2015-02-20 20:06

@skall For me mpc-hc is much faster than potplayer, both in seeking and opening a media file. Make sure to check "Fast seek" in "Options->Tweaks". You can also try to reset the settings from "Options->Miscellaneous".


skall 2015-02-20 09:49

@system: yes, but unfortunately that didnt change a thing. when seeking through a clip it takes nearly 2 sec. until playback resumes, it is not seamless at all (core i5 8gb ram). such a pitty, as i really would like to give mpc a chance. wonder if i am the only one having this problem?


SYSTEM 2015-02-20 05:28

@skall: Have you tried the fast seek option (View -> Options -> Tweaks)?


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