Media Player Classic is an open-source media player for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems. MPC-HC is capable of playing Video CD, Super Video CD, and other digital optical disc storage formats automatically; all necessary codecs have been installed in the program. The program and its source code are based on the K-lite Codec Pack and the Combined Community Codec Pack. Its active forks are the Media Player Classic - Home Cinema and the Media Player Classic - Black Edition. All versions of the free media player are maintained by the MPC-HC community at the Doom9 forum.
Powerful media player
Media Player Classic is a media player with built-in codecs for MPEG-2 video. It supports subtitles and codecs for pulse-code modulation, MPEG-2 audio, 3GP, Dolby Digital AC3, and DTS audio. The program also contains a MPEG splitter and a VCD/SVCD/XCD Reader that supports playback VCDs and SVCDs. All its functions are based on the DirectShow architecture so you can find DirectShow decoding filters built-in to the player. The output of this is fast and high-quality decoding and postprocessing of MPEG-4 ASP, H.264, and Flash Video formats.
MPC-HC also supports DirectX Video Acceleration for Intel, NVIDIA, and ATI video cards when you’re using H.264 and VC-1 codec, providing you hardware-acceleration for playback. All these functionalities are compatible with SSE2-capable CPUs and Windows devices running Windows XP or higher. At 13.5 MB, it is a lightweight player for advanced users and professional developers and editors that play various file formats on a regular basis.