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MPC-HC Alternatives for Linux

MPC-HC is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to MPC-HC and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MPC-HC are MPV, SMPlayer, Clementine and MPlayer.

MPC-HC alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MPC-HC.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku

    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 protocols.

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    Some users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to MPC-HC, some don't.
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    work perfectly all codecs

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    It's one alternative, not the best, MPC-HC is very very fast and simple , it's a shame that doesn't exist a very MPC-HC equivalent app in Linux comunity.

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    It's all about the functionality while playing, the capability in adjusting the control keys and the skip times configuration.

    Yeah, it can be personalized and the wide of the compatible video and audio formats is almost equal, yet VLC is still no capable of being personalized in the important thing to me.

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    ZekeHimself

    Lack of functions as well as utter, complete and total stonewalling from devs on implementing handy functions or options. Examples include, but not limited to: Drag window by window frame, go to next/previous video with Mouse4/5 and play next item in folder without having to use a playlist.

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    It has the right codecs to play files that are used in mpc-hc to play video files. That's why it can deliver the same output.

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    Doesn't even support hardware decoding, crappy UI. Windows 10's Movies & TV is miles ahead of VLC in, basically everything

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    Can't save last file position. Can't keep playlists between sessions. Custom hotkeys don't work.

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  2. MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.

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    Most users think MPV is a great alternative to MPC-HC.
    papatheodorou

    Ultra lightweight, minimal interface, borderless / frameless if desired.

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    Wow, extraordinary: simple, light, just gets the job done. No tons of codecs tuning, only an effective player.

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    • Plays all video files
    • Has a simple and uncluttered GUI
    • Easy on the CPU and battery
    • A bit harder to set up than other media players
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  3. 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 filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play.

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    SMPlayer vs MPC-HC opinions
    Most users think SMPlayer is a great alternative to MPC-HC.
    aseixas

    Very similar to MPC-HC in terms of features, and very customisable as well, even though it's lightweight all the same. Includes one of my favourite features from MPC-HC which is the subtitle search and download feature for the video file you're watching.

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    sidboy

    It is more complete than MPC and has the same perfomance.

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    SMPlayer lacks the features and the feel of MPC-HC

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  4. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Clementine vs MPC-HC opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Clementine is still a legitimate alternative to MPC-HC, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    MPC-HC plays video, Clementine plays audio

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    Its music player not video player...

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    Anyone looking for a replacement of MPC-HC is looking for a good video player not a music player.

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  5. MPlayer icon

    MPlayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce
    • MorphOS

    MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.

    MPlayer on Ubuntu (Linux)
    Some users think MPlayer is a great alternative to MPC-HC, some don't.


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    Celluloid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • mpv

    Celluloid (formerly GNOME MPV) is a simple GTK+ frontend for mpv. Celluloid interacts with mpv via the client API exported by libmpv, allowing access to mpv's powerful playback capabilities.

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    Parole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Parole is a media player for the Xfce desktop environment, written using the GStreamer framework.

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  8. UMPlayer icon

    UMPlayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    UMPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.

    Discontinued

    No more updates, latest downloads from 2011: https://sourceforge.net/projects/umplayer/files/

    UMPlayer Skinnable User Interface - feature rich yet easy to use
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    Haruna Video Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    • Flatpak

    Open source video player built with Qt/QML and libmpv.

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  10. QMPlay2 is a video and audio player. It can play all formats supported by FFmpeg, libmodplug (including J2B and SFX). It also supports Audio CD, raw files, Rayman 2 music and chiptunes. It contains YouTube and Prostopleer browser.

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