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1.9.23

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Changes from 1.9.22 to 1.9.23:

Updates:

  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.76.1-25-g24efe

Changes/additions/improvements:

  • Some font related efficiency improvements for rendering the player menu
  • Thumbnail sheet now uses a dark background color if dark theme is enabled

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with manual rotation with EVR-CP for videos that already had automatic rotation
  • Fixed an issue with parsing background color tags in WebVTT subtitles
  • Fixed a regression with YDL preferred video format setting
  • Several other small fixes

Overview of features

A lot of people seem to be unaware of some of the awesome features that have been added to MPC-HC in the past years. Here is a list of useful options and features that everyone should know about:

  • Dark interface
    Menu > View > Dark Theme
    When using dark theme it is also possible to change the height of the seekbar and size of the toolbar buttons.
    Options > Advanced
  • Video preview on the seekbar
    Options > Tweaks > Show preview on seek bar
  • Adjust playback speed
    Menu > Play > Playback rate
    The buttons in the player that control playback rate take a 2x step by default. This can be customized to smaller values (like 10%):
    Options > Playback > Speed step
    Adjusting playback speed works best with the internal audio renderer. This also has automatic pitch correction.
    Options > Playback > Output > Audio Renderer
  • MPC-HC can remember playback position, so you can resume from that point later
    Options > Player > History
  • You can quickly seek through a video with Ctrl + Mouse Scrollwheel.
  • You can jump to next/previous file in a folder by pressing PageUp/PageDown.
  • You can perform automatic actions at end of file. For example to go to next file or close player.
    Options > Playback > After Playback (permanent setting)
    Menu > Play > After Playback (for current file only)
  • A-B repeat
    You can loop a segment of a video. Press [ and ] to set start and stop markers.
  • You can rotate/flip/mirror/stretch/zoom the video
    Menu > View > Pan&Scan
    This is also easily done with hotkeys (see below).
  • There are lots of keyboard hotkeys and mouse actions to control the player. They can be customized as well.
    Options > Player > Keys
    Tip: there is a search box above the table.
  • You can stream videos directly from Youtube and many other video websites
    Put yt-dlp.exe or youtube-dl.exe in the MPC-HC installation folder.
    Then you can open website URLs in the player: Menu > File > Open File/URL
    You can even download those videos: Menu > File > Save a copy
    Tip: to be able to download in best quality with yt-dlp/youtube-dl, it is recommended to also put ffmpeg.exe in the MPC-HC folder.
    Several YDL configuration options are found here: Options > Advanced
    This includes an option to specify the location of the .exe in case you don't want to put it in MPC-HC folder.
  • Play HDR video
    This requires using madVR or MPC Video Renderer.
    After installation these renderers can be selected here:
    Options > Playback > Output
  • Ability to search for and download subtitles, either automatically or manually (press D):
    Options > Subtitles > Misc
  • Besides all these (new) features, there have also been many bugfixes and internal improvements in the player in the past years that give better performance and stability. It also has updated internal codecs. Support was added for CUE sheets, WebVTT subtitles, etc.

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Latest development build: 1.9.22.38 (August 24th 2022)

Latest stable release build: 1.9.22
https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases/tag/1.9.22

1.9.22

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Changes from 1.9.21.2 to 1.9.22:

Updates:

  • Updated MediaInfo DLL to version 22.06

Changes/additions/improvements:

  • Added support for rendering subtitles on DX11 surface. This is utilized by MPC Video Renderer (version 0.6.0 and above) in DX11 mode.
  • Added option to automatically save a downloaded subtitle file. When enabled it saves the active subtitle when closing the video file.
  • Added advanced option to specify preferred audio format (AAC/Opus) when streaming from Youtube.
  • The command line parameter /play without further parameters will now resume last opened file.
  • The command line parameter /pns now also supports explicit position and zoom values.
  • Added support for rendering WebP image with internal filters.
  • Added advanced option to specify image display duration. This setting is only supported by "Generate Still Video" and "MPC Image Source" filters. Generate Still Video seems to use a minimum of 10 seconds, so be aware of that. Image formats rendered by the internal LAV Filters will now have infinite duration (at 1 fps) so they are no longer quickly skipped over in a playlist. Custom duration is not supported by that filter.
  • The "Playlist" context menu option on the Formats options page now controls whether the "Add to Playlist" context menu entry is created.
  • AB repeat values are now remembered when file is reloaded after resuming from sleep.
  • When saving MPCPL playlist file, it now always uses relative paths when logical.

Fixes:

  • Fixed regression with moving subs up/down.
  • Fixed an issue with WebVTT subtitles when changing playback rate.
  • Fixed an issue with FullscreenSeparateControls option when moving to next file.
  • A few small bug fixes.

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Latest development build: 1.9.21.59 (June 24th 2022)

Latest stable release build: 1.9.21
https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases/tag/1.9.21

1.9.21.2

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Changes from 1.9.20 to 1.9.21.2:

Updates:

  • Updated MediaInfo DLL to version 22.03

Changes/additions/improvements:

  • Added option to keep player controls visible on current monitor when showing fullscreen video on another monitor
    Options > Advanced > FullscreenSeparateControls
    Options > Playback > Fullscreen > Fullscreen Monitor
  • AB Repeat markers are now saved in file history (when remember position is enabled)
  • Improved positioning of PGS subtitles
  • Setting volume through command line now also unmutes
  • Reverted change in previous version that would reset remembered file position after reaching 95% of duration

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue that could give low resolution subtitle when using fullscreen exclusive mode in MPCVR
  • Fixed issue that could give low resolution subtitle when switching from PGS to a text-based subtitle type
  • Fixed issue with VMR9 renderer where external subtitles would not adjust to playback rate changes
  • A few other minor fixes

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Latest development build: 1.9.20.56 (April 12th 2022)

Latest stable release build: 1.9.20
https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases/tag/1.9.20

1.9.20

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Changes from 1.9.19 to 1.9.20:

Updates:

  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.76.1

Changes/additions/improvements:

  • Rewritten code that deals with file history. It works better with multiple instances now.
  • Remembered file position now resets to 0 when playback has reached 95% of file duration when closing the player. We assume that end credits have been reached in that case.
  • Remembered file position also resets to 0 when pressing stop button. So close player directly or open other file without pressing stop if you wish to resume later.
  • The uninstaller now unregisters file associations
  • The last used QuickOpen and SaveImage paths are now remembered individually
  • Added support for extended locale names in subtitles menu
  • Decimal values are now possible for subtitle font spacing and border width/shadow settings
  • Now supports loading chapter metadata from .xchp file. Use text file (UTF-8 encoding). Each line is a chapter defined as HH:MM:SS,ddd timecode, optionally followed by a space and chapter name.

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where PGS subtitles could be partially rendered outside of visible area
  • Fixed regression with reading CDText metadata
  • Fixed regression regarding auto-hide of toolbar in case of two monitors with vertical placement
  • Workaround for Windows 11 bug where the options dialog was not rendered properly for RTL languages
  • Workaround for Windows 10/11 bug where subtitle download dialog could become visible when using taskbar window peek
  • Several other small bugs

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Latest development build: 1.9.19.63 (March 14th 2022)

Latest stable release build: 1.9.19
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1.9.19

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Changes from 1.9.18 to 1.9.19:

Updates:

  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.76-2-g642bf

Changes/additions/improvements:

  • Windows Vista is no longer supported.
  • Added hotkeys to adjust font scale of text based subtitles. Defaults are set to: Ctrl+Add/Substract
  • Added hotkeys to move subtitles vertically. Defaults are set to: Ctrl+Shift+Add/Substract
  • Added hotkeys to zoom in/out the player window in 32px increments. Unset by default.
  • Added BT.2020 support to the RGB color correction of subtitles. This is used if signaled by the subtitle script or video renderer.
  • Added advanced option to not open the recording panel automatically when opening a capture device.
  • The internal splitter now supports a few more audio and video formats.
  • Increased web interface video preview update frequency

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with framestepping that could give lagging behavior with madvr.
  • Fixed subtitle issue where opaque border style could be draw even when both border and shadow were zero.
  • Fixed subtitle issue with handling of no-break space character.
  • Fixed issue with saving the playlist if it contained certain Unicode characters
  • A few other small fixes and internal optimizations

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Latest development build: 1.9.18.56 (January 22nd 2022)

Latest stable release build: 1.9.18
https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases/tag/1.9.18