Media Player Classic - Black Edition (MPC-BE) 1.7.1


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Mar 20, 2024

Media Player Classic Black Edition is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic - BE is based on the original "Media Player Classic" project and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes. The BE mod (Black Edition Mod) is a skinned version of Media Player Classic Home Cinema, much better looking than the plain old MPC. MPC-HC BE Mod is usually newer because they use the latest SVN the most up-to-date version of the code.

You can use this efficient open source media player to watch your favorite movies or listen to music, as it supports numerous formats. MPC-BE is a user-friendly media player that supports numerous video and audio formats, allowing you to render almost any file you want without any problems. Following an uneventful installation, the application enables you to open local files in its main window. It also provides you with the possibility of streaming online videos or music on your computer, on condition that you have an Internet connection, simply by entering the URL address of the source file. MPC-BE can even play files from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other devices.

The program features a series of basic functions, namely 'Play', 'Pause', 'Stop', 'Jump To', 'Full Screen', 'Zoom', 'Filters', 'Shaders', increase, decrease or mute 'Volume'. You can navigate between the various media files in a folder, rendering the ones you like and skipping the ones that do not appeal to you. Items can be added to 'Favorites' so you can access them more easily.

Moreover, MPC-BE offers support for opening subtitles, while also allowing you to search for them online, using as a default website. After playing a file, the utility can 'Play Next in the Folder', 'Exit', 'Shutdown' or 'Restart' your computer.

MPC-BE lets you choose the preferred 'Rendered Settings', such as 'Output Range' (either 0-255 or 16-235), 'Presentation', 'Color Management' ('Input Type', 'Ambient Light' or 'Rendering Intent', 'Vsync' ('Accurate', 'Alternative') or 'GPU Control'.

Almost all functions have a hotkey assigned, thus if you feel more comfortable working with your keyboard, you can very well do that. Additionally, you can modify them, to make it easier for you to remember and use them. Similarly, it is responsive to scrolling, meaning you can decrease or increase the volume for instance, just by using your mouse.

To summarize, MPC-BE is an intuitive piece of software that enables you to play your favorite media files with ease, providing you with a wide array of adjustable options, to enhance your viewing or listening experience.

Whats New:

Improved work over the HTTP protocol.
Removed MPC FLAC Source filter.
Ignore corrupted 'APIC' and 'PIC' tags in ID3v2.

Added support for ShoutCast.
Added support for streams with content-type "video/mpeg".

Fixed getting the list of chapters.

Added support for chapters for WAV format.
Added support for FLAC format.
Added basic support for AIFF format.

Added support for AV1 video.
Improved compatibility with some external H.264 video decoders.

Added support for Chinese KKmoon CCTV camera file format.

Added support for AV1 OBU files.

Fixed playback of some VFW type videos.
Fixed reading HDR data for VP9.
Added support for the "ProjectionPoseRoll" element, in which the frame rotation angle is recorded.

Added pixel format detection for DNxHD.
Fixed playing files from "edit list".
Fixed getting frame sizes and aspect ratios for some MOV files.
Fixed opening files with empty 'ctts' atom.
Fixed bitrate detection for some audio tracks.

Fixed encoding in AC-3. Added check for SPDIF output at 44100 Hz.

Improved AV1 multithreading decoding.
The DXVA2 decoder will only connect for compatible media types.

Fixed turning off the mixer when not required.

Fixed playback of DVD-Video with no sound in the menu.

Video renderers
Fixed display of HLG for EVR-CP.
Fixed showing the first frame in some situations for EVR-CP.
Minor optimization of EVR-CP and Sync.
Removed support for VMR-7 ("System default") and VMR-9.

Fixed flickering of some subtitles.

Added check for the availability of the received link.
Fixed opening of various links.
Improved YouTube format selection menu.
Added the ability to open only the audio track for a YouTube video.

WIC is now used for imaging instead of GDI +.
Fixed saving thumbnails for video files whose video tracks are noticeably shorter than audio tracks.
External interface change files (toolbar.png, gpu.png, flybar.png) can now only be in PNG format.
Added the ability to upload logo and covers in HEIF and WebP format.
Reduce the size of large images when viewed in the "Logo" settings panel.
The window size limits the size of the desktop when the player is started and at the beginning of playback.
Fixed leaking GDI objects when using a playlist.
Reworked mouse settings. Added the "Mouse" settings panel.
Added the ability to set the Ctrl, Shift and "Right button" modifiers for some mouse actions.
The "Previous" and "Next" control buttons are supplemented with the "Previous file" and "Next file" actions when the right mouse button is pressed.
Optimized primary rendering of the main window for Windows 7, 8, 8.1.
Fixed the state of the "GPU" indicator after closing a file.
Optimized rendering of playlist items.
Added "Repeat A-B" functionality.
Added the ability to assign a hotkey to open a folder.
Working with settings has been slightly optimized.
Optimized text output in the "Information", "Statistics" fields and the status line.
Improved OSD functionality when displaying permanent messages.
Fixed various issues for exclusive full screen.
Optimized Seek Bar output for an exclusive full screen.
Added the ability to assign a hotkey for calling the "After playback" menu.
Improved work on multiple displays and different DPI systems.
Rotation and Flip commands have been added to the "Pan & Scan" submenu.
Added the ability to add all media files in a folder when adding one file.
Toolbar, flybar, taskbar buttons and other graphics are now in SVG format (thanks to Ivan Shatsky). Improved display of interface elements on large Windows scales. Added the ability to load external toolbar.svg and flybar.svg.
Fixed display of chapters in the search bar for some DVD-Videos.
Various fixes in the player interface.

Added path to the player to the "App Paths" registry key.

Shell Extension
Fixed freeze when opening files from qBittorrent.

Updated Ukrainian translation (by arestarh1986).
Updated German translation (by Klaus1189).
Updated Hungarian translation (by mickey).
Updated Chinese (Simplified) translation (by wushantao).
Updated Turkish translation (by cmhrky).
Updated Chinese (Traditional) and Dutch translation (by beter).
Updated Greek translation (by George).
Updated Portuguese (Brazil) translation (by SIEGFRIED JANKE).
Updated Polish translation (by maxoku).

Updated libraries:
dav1d git-0.8.1-17-gb12229c;
ffmpeg git-n4.4-dev-2373-ga7f9b3b954;
Little-CMS git-2.11-42-g7dcc91f;
MediaInfo git-v20.09-66-gacf041ac;
openjpeg git-v2.3.1-59-g0f169867;
ZenLib git-v0.4.38-25-g11a96d5;

File Size: 33.7 MB
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