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MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows.

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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 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars. More Info »

Lightweight More Info »

Watch movies on any SSE CPU, even on older computers systems. More Info »


With its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs. Among other things we added custom toolbars.

All around player

MPC-HC can also be used as DVB player (Digital Video Broadcasting). More Info »

Links to official MPC-HC sites

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MPC-HC (sometimes referred to as Media Player Classic, MPCHC, MPC-HC, Media Player Classic Home Cinema) was added by wiak in Jul 2009 and the lastest update was made in Oct 2015. There is a history of activites on MPC-HC in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on MPC-HC or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Very Quick and Responsive!

Positive Comment by Augustianris about MPC-HC Also mentioning: VLC Media Player Nov 2013

MPC loads videos and music very quickly. When I listen to music through vlc, when I try to start a new song, there is about a two second delay, but with Media PLayer Classic, it is almost instantaneous! Very nice player!


I liked it

Positive Comment by impossible about MPC-HC Also mentioning: SMPlayer VLC Media Player Jul 2013

I liked this media player, it was fast and light. I could not find out if i could see my album covers for my music, which i would have liked. Good player but something keeps bringing me back to other players.


Better than VLC

Positive Comment by Apaosha about MPC-HC Also mentioning: ffdshow tryouts VLC Media Player Sep 2012

MPC-HC is my new favourite player regarding playing 1080p-stuff. It looks so beautiful with ffdshow-tryouts. Much better quality than with VLC.


Using VLC Player I had always program crashes.

Positive Comment by topofired3 about MPC-HC Also mentioning: VLC Media Player May 2011

I was unable to play some videos from a DVD that where in a folder (.NFO, etc) and not in a real disk, using VLC Player I had always program crashes. I downloaded this application (MediaPlayer Clasic Home Cinema) and it works like a charm! Thanks!


It plays everything without extra codecs

Positive Comment by keeshob about MPC-HC Apr 2010

The player that plays everything ,without the need for downloading extra codecs.


Doesn't compare to Zoom Player's UI and lacks customization options, but it has the best DirectShow filters, it plays about anything. It even offers DirectX Video Acceleration.

You can use MPC-HC's DirectShow filters with Zoom Player for the ultimate multimedia experience.


THE best player of the moment.

Positive Comment by PeterWilt about MPC-HC Jan 2010

THE best player of the moment. Beats all the rest with fingers in nose.


The best video player

Positive Comment by maverickrohan about MPC-HC Jan 2010

The best and most technically versatile video player without the useless bells and whistles!