MPC-HC Alternatives for Mac

    MPC-HC is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MPC-HC are MPV (Free, Open Source), Clementine (Free, Open Source), IINA (Free, Open Source) and KMPlayer (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2021

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      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. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player.
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      VLC Media Player vs MPC-HC opinions
      Some users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to MPC-HC, some don't.
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      work perfectly all codecs
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      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.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      MPC-HC shows a preview on the thumbnail for all video formats including WebM
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

      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.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Doesn't even support hardware decoding, crappy UI. Windows 10's Movies & TV is miles ahead of VLC in, basically everything
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    1. 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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      MPV vs MPC-HC opinions
      Most users think MPV is a great alternative to MPC-HC.
      + 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
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      papatheodorou Ultra lightweight, minimal interface, borderless / frameless if desired.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      Wow, extraordinary: simple, light, just gets the job done. No tons of codecs tuning, only an effective player.
      Positive comment 4 months ago


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


      The latest version is from 2016.

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      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.
      Anyone looking for a replacement of MPC-HC is looking for a good video player not a music player.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      Its music player not video player...
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      MPC-HC plays video, Clementine plays audio
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    3. IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar and Picture-in-Picture. Revolutionary user experience.
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    4. The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as TS (also from Technisat Digicorder), VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others.


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      Almost everyone thinks KMPlayer is a great alternative to MPC-HC.

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      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.
      Some users think MPlayer is a great alternative to MPC-HC, some don't.
    5. GOM Player is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player.


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    6. SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles.
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    7. Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.
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      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.


      No more updates, latest downloads from 2011:

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