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Is Media Player Classic dead for good?

Oct 27, 2017
2,484
Portugal
#1
I've been a loyal user of MPC for years now but unfortunately the project died last year. I'm still using MPC as my main player but seeing as there are no more official updates for it, should I keep using it or should I move on to another player? I do have VLC but I'm not too much of a fan of its interface or how clicking the video itself doesn't pause the video like in MPC.

ERA, what do you recommend me do?
 

Dio

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,150
#2
have been using MPV for quite some time now. a bit difficulty to learn and setup for the first time, but after that, a breeze.
 

see5harp

Banned
Member
Oct 31, 2017
4,435
#3
News to me. I still use it. I've always preferred the simplicity of it over VLC or basically any other player.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,211
#4
It comes with CCCP, or a version of it at least. I think it's maintained by the community. I could be wrong about that, though.
 

capitalCORN

Banned
Member
Oct 26, 2017
5,786
#8
I've not had a reason to switch yet. Seems to handle 4k fine. The only deficiency I can think of is HDR but I'm a ways off from investing into that.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,380
#9
I've been a loyal user of MPC for years now but unfortunately the project died last year. I'm still using MPC as my main player but seeing as there are no more official updates for it, should I keep using it or should I move on to another player? I do have VLC but I'm not too much of a fan of its interface or how clicking the video itself doesn't pause the video like in MPC.

ERA, what do you recommend me do?
MPC-HC has a much, much better renderer than VLC and a few other programs I've used. It's most noticeable on pure black scenes. (A calibrated TV also helps ya notice.) Dark movies are unwatchable on VLC for me so I'm sticking with MPC-HC, I believe someone will take over soon enough.

Also, shoutout to MPC-BE which is still getting worked on. Can't stop that open-source train!
 
Oct 25, 2017
571
#22
You have the best piece of video-playback software and just because the author stopped programming you are willing to switch to something worse?

On top of that, madVR-renderer is still in active development and that’s far more important for the near future.
 
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Maxey
Oct 27, 2017
2,484
Portugal
#23
You have the best piece of video-playback software and just because the author stopped programming you are willing to switch to something worse?

On top of that, madVR-renderer is still in active development and that’s far more important for the near future.
Well, I just learned the community is keeping it alive, so don't worry about me switching :D
 
Oct 29, 2017
687
#36
MPC-HC has a much, much better renderer than VLC and a few other programs I've used. It's most noticeable on pure black scenes. (A calibrated TV also helps ya notice.) Dark movies are unwatchable on VLC for me so I'm sticking with MPC-HC, I believe someone will take over soon enough.

Also, shoutout to MPC-BE which is still getting worked on. Can't stop that open-source train!
You can fix that in VLC, go to video effects.
I only stared noticing that when I conmpared MPC and VLC side to side; so I made VLC look the same.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,380
#38
You can fix that in VLC, go to video effects.
I only stared noticing that when I conmpared MPC and VLC side to side; so I made VLC look the same.
What is it, just over-exposed? It's not just that tho, the colors can be a bit off too, I've noticed. MPC-HC is meant for video files so it's what I use. I use VLC exclusively for audio. Great combo.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,047
#40
I guess the left side looks better?

I use MPC-HC with MadVR codec setup and configured inside it. That allows me to do HDR on my attached LG OLED TV for content that has HDR encoded (BT.2020 UHD content mostly). Sadly streaming from Netflix/etc doesn't seem to work on PC to output HDR, I have to use the built in LG apps (youtube, netflix, amazon, etc) to get HDR from streams.
 
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Maxey
Oct 27, 2017
2,484
Portugal
#41
I guess the left side looks better?
Yes, the contrast is correct and the picture doesn't look washed out.

In fact, compare the space shots and you'll notice the difference in black levels when compared to the player's completely black border.

In the left shots, taken with MPC-HC, they look seamless from the border to the dark space background.