Software Update: Media Player Classic – Home Cinema 1.9.18

In July 2017, version 1.7.13 of Media Player Classic – Home Cinema was released and the developers indicated that they will continue no more new versions would bring out. However, the source code is open source, and a developer known as clsid on the website Doom9 and a long-time member of mpc-hc now releases new “unofficial” versions from time to time. These mainly contain minor improvements and the latest versions of the LAV Filters and MediaInfo are always included. The changelog for version 1.9.18 can be found below.


  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.75.1-19-g80347


  • The seekbar thumb now follows the mouse pointer when dragging and only jumps to final seek position after the drag ends. Previously it would jump to the actual (keyframe) seek points during the drag. This could give a jumpy experience for files with large keyframe gaps or short durations.
  • Lowered minimum value for seekbar preview size option from 10% to 5% of screen width.
  • Added advanced option to disable/adjust the reload after long pause behavior.
  • Seekbar preview is now always disabled when playing from optical media.


  • Fixed issue with parsing subtitles that have wrong line endings (CR only).
  • Fixed issue where an online subtitle file wasn’t parsed completely due to a filesize limitation in the code.
  • A few other small fixes and internal optimizations.

Version number 1.9.18
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website doom9
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License type GPL