Media Player Classic (open-source)

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#1

I am just starting out to set myself up with media software, and I am also learning as much as I can. I only want to get a few odds and ends out of the way before I get really going.

I know that Media Player Classic used to be popular, but now, it seems as if the latest version was released in Aug 2007 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/). Also, a newer version was presented on http://www.filehippo.com/download_media_player_classic/tech/ (in Sep 2007).

Does this mean that MPC is no longer supported?

Regards,

Hans L


#2

As far as I know MPC is still supported, but I lean nowadays towards VLC Media Player also available at FileHippo.


#3

You might be interested in Media Player Classic Home Cinema, which is a branch from the original MPC. http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/


#4

[QUOTE=Hans L;2140727]
I know that Media Player Classic used to be popular, but now, it seems as if the latest version was released in Aug 2007 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/). Also, a newer version was presented on http://www.filehippo.com/download_media_player_classic/tech/ (in Sep 2007).
[/QUOTE]

I think the latest released version of MPC is 6.4.9.1 (revision 82). Someone correct if I am wrong on that.:slight_smile:
I have both MPC and VLC 0.9.4 installed on my home PC as there has never been any issue between the two on my system. (but the latest issues of both these players still have minor bugs.)
MPC HomeCinema has promise as well.


#5

Hello guys:

The funny thing is that the latest version (6.4.9.1) is not on the SourceForge.net site (they have only 6.4.9.0), but on FileHippo’s.

Regarding MPC Home Cinema, here is what they say on page http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/:

“This project is based on the original ‘Media Player Classic’ and was created after Gabest, the original author, stopped working on it.”

To me, this is an indication that MPC is not going forward.

Now, what is MPC HC? Having the same functions as MPC, extended or different?

Hans L


#6

version 6.4.9.1 was updated Oct. 5th 2008. that was just 9 days ago. :slight_smile:

must be a quick decision to stop development.



#7

[QUOTE=troy512;2141030]version 6.4.9.1 was updated Oct. 5th 2008. that was just 9 days ago. :slight_smile:

must be a quick decision to stop development.[/QUOTE]

Troy, if you look at

http://www.filehippo.com/download_me…_classic/tech/

it says:

Date added: September 25, 2007

Now, I may have misunderstood what “Date added:” means, or it was an earlier update (although the page you point to does not bear that out).

Thanks for the info.

Hans L


#8

[quote=Hans L;2141017]
Now, what is MPC HC? Having the same functions as MPC, extended or different?[/quote]I consider it an improved version of MPC.


#9

So, are you saying that it has all the functions of MPC and then some?

Hans L


#10

Yes…And why don’t you just try it out for yourself…You could uninstall it, if you no likey…:wink:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema


#11

[QUOTE=t0nee1;2141154]Yes…And why don’t you just try it out for yourself…You could uninstall it, if you no likey…:wink:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema[/QUOTE]

I read the release history (New Features and Changes) and for a newbie like me, it does not tell me what the relationship is to MPC. Now, if Home Cinema is an improvement of MPC, how come they are still supporting MPC?

Hans L


#12

Ask here…
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=123537

Have fun reading…


#13

Okay, I will ask, and I will have a lot of fun! I am tackling audio, video, streaming and god knows what, and photos, and graphics, and I am on a quest, and I am having fun!!!

:slight_smile: Hans L


#14

I went to MPC first. Here is the last post, by clsid on 5th August 2007:

"Media Player Classic (patched build)

I have made a custom build of Media Player Classic. It is based on the latest source code from the original Guliverkli project. Changes include some bug fixes, fixes for all known security vulnerabilities (yes, people at Secunia, they are fixed!), updated libraries, and a few small tweaks and improvements.

Download

Source code

Changelogs

I have no plans to do any further development on MPC. I don’t have the time nor the skills to do that. However, if someone posts a patch that fixes or improves functionality in MPC, then I would be happy to include it and compile an updated version. I also occasionally backport small changes from MPC-HC.

The Home Cinema version of Media Player Classic is actively being developed (by Casimir666 et al). That version also includes all important patches that I have applied. All feature requests and bug reports should be placed there. "

Best regards,

Hans L


#15

I did not realize that they showed the first page of threads when you entered the thread.

I’ll read both this thread and the HC thread and then think before I post again :slight_smile:

Hans L


#16

Oy vey, I am getting tired.

What I meant to say was …

What I quoted was not the last message in a forum, it was the first message in a thread.

I did not realize that they showed the first page of threads when you entered the thread.

I’ll read both this thread and the HC thread and then think before I post again :slight_smile:

Hans L


#17

if your looking for a all around solid media player that play’s all types of video files (without generally needing additional codecs installed) i would recommend ‘The KMPlayer’

i think ‘The KMPlayer’ is better than ‘VLC Player’ (which seems quite popular nowadays) cause it actually ‘works’ when using the slider to skip forward or backwards in a x264 (.mkv) 720p video file unlike VLC Player which dont work properly.

NOTE: if you want to test that, make sure you dont have any other media players installed… otherwise VLC Player will work with the slider bar but i noticed if you only have a default windows install and then install ONLY ‘VLC Player’, it dont work properly like i stated above the last i checked.


#18

Thank you. I will check them both out!

Hans L