Media Player Classic

If you are looking for Media Player Classic, you have come to the right place. We explain what Media Player Classic is and point you to the official download.

What is Media Player Classic?

Development of Media Player Classic has been discontinued. We (and they) encourage you to find another app with similar features.

The Media Player Classic is a lightweight, open-source media player that mimics the look and feel of the old Windows Media Player (version 6), but at the same time incorporates the power and features of modern media players. Contrary to popular belief the Media Player Classic is not developed by Microsoft but rather as an open-source project hosted at; it is usually the go-to choice for most users who want to use a no-nonsense media player that works well with various codecs and DirectShow filters. To that end, the Media Player Classic is a mainstay of such codec packs like K-Lite Codec Pack (select editions) and the Community Codec Pack. The Media Player Classic was originally closed-source but was later licensed under the GNU General Public License.

Media Player Classic (MPC) has a lot of attractive features that make it ideal for video enthusiasts. It supports VCD, SVCD, and DVD playback, and has built-in codecs for MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 file formats, with support for subtitles and MP2, AC3, and DTS audio, among others. It also supports hardware acceleration for newer video cards, TV tuner recording if such a device is installed, and support for the OGM and Matroska container formats.

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About file types supported by Media Player Classic aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about which types of files Media Player Classic can process, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.