MPC-BE 1.7.2

MPC-BE or Media Player Classic Home Cinema Black Edition Mod is fully customizable, lightweight video player that supports all common video and audio file formats available.

The BE Mod (Media Player Classic - BE) is a heavily modified fork of of the well-known Media Player Classic Home Cinema, much better looking than the plain old MPC-HC. MPC-HC BE Mod is usually newer because they use the latest SVN the most up-to-date version of the code.

Media Player Classic Black Edition can use either the codecs or a codec pack installed on your PC, or its own codecs without affecting the rest of your system. Thus you are able to play almost all video and audio formats even on a system where no codecs were installed, such as MPEG, HEVC, H264, H.265, WMV, Quicktime (MOV), DIVX, Real Video, MJPEG, H.261, H.263, HuffYUV, Theora and others.

Comparing MPC-BE vs MPC-HC: Which One is Right for You?
MPC-BE (Media Player Classic - Black Edition) is an enhanced version of MPC-HC (Media Player Classic - Home Cinema), offering additional features and ongoing development. While both players are based on the same core, MPC-BE provides more customization options and support for newer codecs. MPC-HC, on the other hand, is nimble and user-friendly, ideal for users seeking a simple media player. Ultimately, the choice between MPC-BE and MPC-HC depends on individual preferences and the specific needs of the user.

MPC-BE vs VLC: A Simple Comparison
MPC-BE has a clean and straightforward interface, while VLC has a more customizable interface with various options and settings. MPC-BE is lightweight and fast, ideal for older PCs or those with limited resources. VLC, while versatile, may require more system resources for optimal performance. Codec Support: Both players support a wide range of codecs, but VLC tends to have better compatibility with obscure formats and codecs. In essence, MPC-BE is a great choice for a lightweight and straightforward media player. However, if you prefer a more customizable player with extensive codec support, VLC may be the better option.

While being very easy to use, MPC-BE is loaded with many advanced features like hotkeys support, YouTube video playback, ability to take screenshots, support for the latest madVR version (a high quality GPU assisted video renderer), LAVFilters and others. MPC Classic BE features include the possibility to select audio tracks and subtitles in multi-track videos, or even load audio and subtitles from separate files.

Important change in MPC-BE latest version 1.7.2:
MPC-BE 1.7.2 update no longer support Windows XP. If you are still running Windows XP, MPC-BE 1.4.6 is still available for download bellow and is compatible with Windows XP 32-bit (x86) and Windows 64-bit (x64).

MPC-BE Screenshot

MPC-BE Interface

Latest version: 1.7.2 (07 May 2024)
License: Open Source
System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
Download: MPC-BE 64-bit | MPC-BE Portable 64-bit (~12.0 MB)
Download: MPC-BE 32-bit | MPC-BE Portable 32-bit (~10.0 MB)
Download: MPC-BE for XP 64-bit | MPC-BE Portable for XP 64-bit
Download: MPC-BE for XP 32-bit | MPC-BE Portable for XP 32-bit
Download: MPC-BEPortable_1.7.1.paf.exe (13.9 MB)
Download: 70 MC-BE Backgrounds (1.0 MB)

See also:
Light Alloy
Splash Player
MPUI-HCB
Starbuck's FreePlayer

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