Media Player Classic - Home Cinema

What is Media Player Classic - Home Cinema?

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.

The Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a “fork” or development branch of the MPC, which aims to develop new features and address existing bugs from the previous version of the Media Player Classic (which the developer, Gabest, says that he won’t be able to continue work on it due to time constraints). The MPC-HC has a few new features, including the removal of tearing, additional decoders, and an Enhanced Video Renderer system.

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