Software Update: Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.3.1249.0

Media Player Classic is a small no-nonsense media player with the look and feel of Windows Media Player 6.4, and is still a widely used program. However, Gabest, the original creator of this program, discontinued development a while ago. Media Player Classic HomeCinema was created based on the open source code. Like the original MPC, this media player, in combination with the ffdshow filter, can display just about anything it throws at it. However, it also has a number of extras that are particularly interesting for use on an HTPC. For example, there are options for anti tearing, DirectX video acceleration, synchronization for subtitles and support for the Shuttle PN31 remote. More information is on this page to find.

It has been quiet around this media player for a long time, but now there is a new one home page and a new version was released. New in this version includes support for flac audio streams, Dolby Digital+ and Dolby TrueHD, and DXVA can now also be used in conjunction with an Intel G45. Furthermore, the program is able to display additional information about the video files when a dll of MediaInfo is placed in the program folder. Below is the full changelog for version 1.3.1249.0:

New features:

  • Support for Flac audio streams
  • Support for Dolby Digital+ (Eac3) and Dolby true HD (MLP)
  • Nellymoser audio decoder
  • Belarusian, Brazilian and Swedish translation
  • New shader “Sharpen Complex 2” (required hardware compatible with pixel shader 2.A)
  • Support for madVR video renderer (http://madshi.net/madVR.zip)
  • Additional information on video using MediaInfo (DLL can be download from http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net and placed in mpc-hc directory)
  • Internal DXVA decoder support for H264 with Intel G45 (thanks for people who help me at Intel Corp.)

Changes:

  • Add support of interlaced flags in software mode for MPCVideoDecoder filter
  • D3DFullScreen mode now takes into account the monitor to full-screen mode in options, if monitor is not specified on the command line.
  • Auto-hide playlist on fullscreen(feature request #2219561)
  • Detours library updated to v2.1
  • Support for AC3 in MP4 splitter
  • Support for EAc3 in Matroska splitter
  • Hotkeys added to support more remote control keys
  • Support for Theora in Matroska internal splitter
  • LibVorbis updated to v1.2.3
  • LibOgg updated to v1.1.4
  • Improved streaming performances
  • Prevent display or computer to sleep during playback
  • Faad library updated to rev 2.2.7
  • LibPNG updated to release 1.2.38 (fix security bug)
  • Playlist file is now saved in mpc folder (patch # 2671496)
  • frame by frame modify to support step frame back functionality (except for VMR9)
  • support for AC3 in MP4 files created by Nero Digital
  • EVR custom and VMR9 renderless revamped (Beliyaal), better synchronisation, remove tearing in windowed mode, support for dialog box in DirectX exclusive mode, …

Bug fixed:

  • Support for Theora stream in Ogg internal splitter
  • Save thumbnails crash in x64
  • Bugs on presentation graphics (missing subtitles, better synchronization)
  • Audio change on M2TS files reset the selected subtitle
  • Switch to “Minimal view” reset main menu language to English
  • Bug in Mpeg splitter for VC1
  • Maximum texture resolution to “Desktop” not working with Haali renderer (Bug #2456735)
  • Better synchronization with EVR custom to improve playback smoothness
  • 24 bit LPCM not properly play
  • Possible deadlock with Reclock
  • Support of framestep backward, even if the codec didn’t support it natively (bug #2600542)
  • DXVA decoder support multiple graphics cards (PCI vendor id detection on the fly)
  • Incorrect aspect ratio for some H264 files with DXVA1 decoder (extended SAR)
  • H264 files with 16 reference frames freeze during playback (bug #2795785 and #2784256)
  • AVI with H264 not decoded properly (bug #2794854)
  • Revamped DXVA h264 decoder based on new insights, fixing black screen, macroblock, support for AVI, …
  • Incorrect playback for padded DTS
  • Hang when moving player between monitors

The following downloads are available:
Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.3.1249.0 (32bit, installer)
Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.3.1249.0 (32bit, zip)
Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.3.1249.0 (64bit, installer)
Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.3.1249.0 (64bit, zip)

Version number 1.3.1249.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website SourceForge
Download http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/download-media-player-classic-hc.html
License type GPL
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