Media Player Classic
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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a free and open-source video and audio player for Windows. MPC-HC is based on the original Guliverkli project and contains many additional features and bug fixes.

Development Status

The player is mature, stable, reliable, and already provides a huge amount of features.

Due to a lack of active developers, the player is currently in maintenance mode. This means that there no plans for adding any new features. Development is limited to small bug fixes. The internal codecs are developed in an external project (LAV Filters). That project is still actively maintained, and MPC-HC will be updated periodically with the latest codecs. Same applies to code/files from other external projects that are used by MPC-HC, such as MediaInfo.

If you are a programmer and want to help improve MPC-HC, then you can do so by submitting a pull request containing your patches. If you need help or advice, visit Trac.

System Requirements

  • An SSE2-capable CPU
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported


MPC-HC's code is licensed under GPL v3.

Third-party code

MPC-HC makes use of the following third-party code:

Project License Website
bs2b MIT License
CSizingControlBar -
LAV Filters GPLv2+
libdivide zlib License
Little CMS MIT License
Logitech SDK - -
MediaInfoLib Simplified BSD License
MinHook Simplified BSD License
MultiMon CPOL
NanoSVG zlib License
QuickTime SDK -
RapidJSON MIT License
RARFileSource GPLv2+
RealMedia SDK - -
ResizableLib Artistic License
sanear LGPLv2.1
Silk Icons CC Attribution 2.5
SoundTouch LGPLv2.1
soxr LGPLv2.1+
tinyxml2 zlib License
TreePropSheet -
UnRAR freeware
VirtualDub GPLv2+
XmlRpc4Win MIT License
ZenLib zlib License
zita-resampler GPLv3
zlib zlib License