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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, SMPlayer, Clementine and IINA.

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

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • F-Droid
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    • BSD
    • Haiku
    279 alternatives to 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 protocols.

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    1.  LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VLC Media Player.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    6.  Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
    9.  DecentralizedVLC Media Player is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

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

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    MPV

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    • Xfce
    89 alternatives to MPV 

    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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    1.  LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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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    Guest

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

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    zlelmefs

    A minamalist GUI is not a positive trait, especially for a media player. The appropriate amount of command line usage for an everyday application in 2022 is zero.

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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 icon

    SMPlayer

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    • mpv
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • MPlayer
    • Mac
    114 alternatives to 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 filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play.

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    1.  LightweightSMPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeSMPlayer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableSMPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with SMPlayer.
    Playing video - Default Skin
    Main Window - Dark Skin
    Option - Tablet Mode
    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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    Guest

    SMPlayer lacks the features and the feel of MPC-HC

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    Clementine

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    • BSD
    230 alternatives to Clementine 

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and...

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    1.  LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioClementine has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Icecast radio stations
    Smart playlists and kittens
    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.
    Guest

    MPC-HC plays video, Clementine plays audio

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    Guest

    Its music player not video player...

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    Guest

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

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  5. IINA icon

    IINA

    • Mac
    • mpv
    25 alternatives to IINA 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightIINA consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Picture in PictureIINA allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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  6. KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer

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    151 alternatives to KMPlayer 

    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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    1.  Support for 4KKMPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Hardware AcceleratedKMPlayer can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    KMPlayer 32bit
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    KMPlayer vs MPC-HC opinions
    Almost everyone thinks KMPlayer is a great alternative to MPC-HC.
  7. MPlayer icon

    MPlayer

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    • Xfce
    • MorphOS
    122 alternatives to MPlayer 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceMPlayer either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    MPlayer on Ubuntu (Linux)
    MPlayer vs MPC-HC opinions
    Some users think MPlayer is a great alternative to MPC-HC, some don't.
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    GOM Player

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    133 alternatives to GOM Player 

    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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    1.  LightweightGOM Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    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/

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    QuickTime Player

    • Mac
    150 alternatives to QuickTime Player 

    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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  10. SPlayer icon

    SPlayer

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    116 alternatives to SPlayer 

    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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    1.  PortableSPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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