Alternatives to Media Player Classic for all platforms with any license

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  • VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Solaris Xfce

  • MPC-HC icon

    MPC-HC

    MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    SMPlayer

    SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku

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  • MX Player icon

    MX Player

    MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder. ...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • Banshee icon

    Banshee

    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with Last.fm radio....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued No new releases and features since 2014. Latest versions, 2.6.2 (stable) and 2.9.1 (development), released in February and March 2014, are still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
  • KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer

    The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    • Bundleware Be careful during installation. https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
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  • GOM Media Player icon

    GOM Media Player

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Bundleware The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • MPC-BE icon

    MPC-BE

    MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and "Media Player Classic Home...

    Open Source Windows

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Media Player Classic Comments

Media Player Classic has been discontinued

Comment by emzero
about Media Player Classic and MPC-HC Mar 2012

MPC has been discontinued. The current version is MPC Home Cinema. I would remove it from the page, or at least notify that's been discontinued.

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Media Player Classic + ffdshow + DirectShow FilterPack + Haali Media Splitter = ALL YOU NEED

Comment by se7six
about Media Player Classic and FFDShow, DirectShow Filter Manager Aug 2011

The title says it all. Media Player Classic plays everything I throw at it and plays everything very well! Standard definition, high definition, it doesn't matter. MPC plays it all!

Media Player Classic: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/MediaPlayerClassic.htm
ffdshow: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm
DirectShow FilterPack: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/DirectShow_FilterPack.htm
Haali Media Splitter: http://haali.su/mkv/

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Never had to look for a codec again

Positive Comment by Sunny_Wantsome
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

Plays all of my files never had to look for a codec again, simply the best

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The interface is simple and easy to use.

Positive Comment by Mur
about Media Player Classic and K-Lite Codec Pack Jun 2011

The interface is simple and easy to use. You use the k-lite codec pack that is bundled with it to play any video that you can ever come across.

It is very versatile, light weight, clean interface, has many complex functions in the back-end if you like to tweak it but simple front-end to not frighten users away.

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Stable Media Player. But VLC Player offers more choises for ...

Comment by kwoxer
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

Stable Media Player.
But VLC Player offers more choises for multi media entertainment.

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I used Windows Media Player a lot of Windows, but it gave m ...

Comment by Aaron
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

I used Windows Media Player a lot of Windows, but it gave me problems after a while and this was a nice small program that could play all my videos quickly and painlessly. and I dont remember for sure... what is called right now but I think... I used this program with another program to let me upsample videos when I played it on my big screen TV.

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I suggest pairing media player classic with Combined Commun ...

Comment by anithinks
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

I suggest pairing media player classic with Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) - actually, CCCP comes with Media Player Classic. I haven't had any issues with software bloat since. CCCP was designed to reduce codec bloat.

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When paired with the k-lite codec pack, Media Player Classi ...

Comment by HommeBarbu
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

When paired with the k-lite codec pack, Media Player Classic becomes an ultra-lightweight media player that can handle anything thrown at it. Almost any feature in this program can be customized to your liking. When you want a customizable program that will load to play your video files faster then most other popular choices, MPC is the way to go.

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One of the ugliest GUIs I have ever seen...why would you de ...

Comment by nicmoon
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

One of the ugliest GUIs I have ever seen...why would you design an app around it?

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