Media Player Classic – Home Cinema 2.2.0

Media Player Classic – Home Cinema 2.2.0

Media Player Classic – Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a Windows-compatible video and audio player that is both free and open-source. It is built upon the original Guliverkli project and boasts a range of extra features and bug fixes. Despite its modest appearance, MPC-HC is capable of playing almost any media format. It utilizes DXVA technology to offload decoding tasks to your contemporary graphics card, elevating your overall viewing enjoyment. Additionally, MPC-HC offers support for both physical and software DVDs, complete with menu options, chapter selection, and subtitle playback.

Summary of characteristics

Despite being available for several years now, many people still seem to be unaware of the fantastic features that have been continuously added to MPC-HC. To ensure that everyone is able to fully utilize this media player, here is a comprehensive list of useful options and features that should not be overlooked.

Interface with dark design

  • Menu > View > Dark Theme
  • It is possible to modify the height of the seekbar and the size of the toolbar buttons while using the dark theme.
  • Options > Advanced

The seekbar includes a video preview.

  • Options > Tweaks > Show preview on seek bar

Modify playback speed

  • Menu > Play > Playback rate
  • The default setting for the playback rate control buttons in the player is a 2x step. However, users have the option to customize this to smaller values, such as 10%.
  • Options > Playback > Speed step
  • Using the internal audio renderer is recommended for adjusting playback speed, as it also includes automatic pitch correction.
  • Options > Playback > Output > Audio Renderer

With MPC-HC, you have the ability to save your playback position, allowing you to easily resume from where you left off at a later time.

  • Options > Player > History
  • Using Ctrl + Mouse Scrollwheel allows for rapid navigation through a video.
  • To navigate to the next/previous file in a folder, simply press PageUp/PageDown.
  • It is possible to execute automated tasks at the end of a file, such as moving to the next file or closing the player.
  • Options > Playback > After Playback (permanent setting)
  • Menu > Play > After Playback (for current file only)
  • With the A-B repeat feature, you have the ability to continuously play a specific segment of a video. Simply use the [ and ] keys to select the start and end points for the loop.

You have the option to rotate, flip, mirror, stretch, or zoom the video.

  • Menu > View > Pan&Scan
  • Furthermore, one can effortlessly accomplish this task using hotkeys (refer to the section below).

There is a wide range of keyboard shortcuts and mouse commands available for controlling the player, which can also be personalized.

  • Options > Player > Keys

You have the capability to directly stream videos from numerous video websites, including Youtube.

You are able to directly stream videos from Youtube and various other video websites.

  • Place yt-dlp.exe or youtube-dl.exe in the installation folder of MPC-HC.
  • 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
  • Several YDL configuration options are found here: Options > Advanced
  • This feature allows you to select the location of the. exe if you prefer not to place it in the MPC-HC folder.

Watch HDR video

  • The use of madVR or MPC Video Renderer is necessary for this.
  • Once the installation is complete, the renderers can be chosen from this location:
  • Options > Playback > Output

The option to search for and download subtitles, either automatically or manually (by pressing D), is available:

  • Options > Subtitles > Misc

In addition to the numerous new features, the player has also undergone numerous bug fixes and internal improvements over the years, resulting in improved performance and stability. Furthermore, it now includes updated internal codecs and added support for CUE sheets, WebVTT subtitles, and other enhancements.

The changelog for Media Player Classic – Home Cinema 2.2.0 is as follows:


  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.79.1
  • Updated MediaInfo DLL to version 24.03


  • Now supports decoding H.266/VVC video


  • A few bug fixes and small improvements

Download: MPC-HC 2.2.0 (x64) | Standalone | ~20.0 MB (Open Source)

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