Media Player Classic Revision 107

lautrepay on 28 Jan 2015
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2012
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Media Player Classic is a powerful and efficient media player that appears as an earlier version of Windows Media Player. You can configure keyboard commands, configure/reorder/disable codecs/filters etc.

Note: There is another fork of Media Player Classic available called Media Player Classic Home Cinema.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. There are two versions of the player to choose from. The 98/ME version works on all versions of Windows but does not support Unicode. The 2K/XP version only works on WinNT and higher.
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mplayerc.exe. Select View, Options, Player and check "Store settings to .ini file" to store settings in the application folder instead of the registry.
What's new? Added Win7/8 Support

17 comments on Media Player Classic  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Novan 2006-03-16 22:28

This is da best player ever!!
Must have.
Small and efficient

Bertl01 2006-03-17 07:01

I prefer VLC-PLAYER. You get every movie playing because it has the needed codecs already inside.

Luke 2006-04-09 18:40

Im amazed how great this portable program is. Bloody beautyful !!

PJ 2006-06-10 15:06

Not entirely clean, it creates a folder called "Media Player Classic" in %appdata% and writes a default.mpcpl file there.

kyle 2006-09-14 18:14

My favorite media player. Like PJ notes, it's not truly portable. Perhaps some programmer out there could write a wrapper to store settings in the exe folder.

Tibs 2006-10-10 11:15

I guess my only problem with the app is that it needs codecs installed - if you wanna watch media with it without skipping or you have to do with for example xvid videos. Subtitles are making the program lag on some older macjines as well. Other than that, all I can say is I'm proud to be hungarian.. :))

Hank7 2007-01-06 13:41

To make MPC write settings to your portable drive go to "View"->"Options"->"Player" and check "Store settings to .ini file". But it will still leave the playlist PJ mentioned :-(
Otherwise, still my player of choice.

Danix 2007-06-03 10:58

Here the link to download a really portable ("X") version that save the playlist mentioned in the \User folder. ;-)

Rick 2008-03-16 13:43

There is a version of this called "Media Player Classic - Home Cinema" that incorporates ffmpeg to decode formats that the original MPC will not, without addional codecs installed. However, for some FLV files, I had to change the Playback Output DirectShow Video setting to "System Default" from the factory setting of "Overlay Mixer". Other than that, it looks and operates like the original.

JD 2008-03-17 06:24

And combining the above two (X-version and HomeCinema) will create the perfect one in my opinion.
I used the X-version on my stick and replaced the exe with (ok, almost 5meg bigger, but thats ok) the HomeCinema version.

Volgecherev 2008-08-30 07:12

The homecinema edition also supports hardware acceleration (dvxa). For me this is quite fantastic. My ATI HD3450 plays 1080p (nearly) without CPU resources. No need for PowerDVD or WinDVD any more.

meh 2009-01-13 02:03

You can disable the writing of defaul.mpcpl in %appdata% by going to "View" -> "Playlist" -> In the Context-Menu of the Playlist uncheck "Remember items".

aussiebuddha 2009-05-20 19:01

The version from does not play realmedia .rmvb files.

Does anyone know a really portable version of this that plays everything as VLC?

jazzruby 2009-08-28 00:13

Homecinema v1.3.1249.0 released yesterday. Still writes to Current_User\Software\Gabest\Filters, but it no longer creates "Media Player Classic" in %appdata%, it creates default.mpcpl in same folder as mpc and can be created/deleted like 'meh' said. The video renderer was set to EVR Custom Presenter on my Vista SP2 and complains about some DX9 Runtimes when opening videos. I have DX10 and by setting it to System Default it seems O.K.

dianoga 2009-09-01 17:11

Many new changes in the latest version of MPC-HC as jazzruby said. They even changed the exe name! I propose MPC-HC has its own entry now.

Aterdin 2009-09-03 12:50

MPC Homecinema now winPenPack portable app
In this version all play list and recent files paths are normalized.

Masterbrowser 2010-10-27 20:36

If I am correct, creating an .ini file in the application folder with the same name as the .exe file (eg. mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini) and with the first line reading [Settings] will make the application portable. All settings will be written to the ini file and default.mpcpl in the application folder. This will prevent settings to be written to the registry or to the %appdata% folder.

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