Media Player Classic Homecinema, also known as MPC-HC, is a video and audio player, based on the popular Media Player Classic that was included in Windows 98, but improved to support DVD, VCD and SVCD playback, without the need for Additional codecs. In each update integrates a pack with all the codecs necessary for a correct operation.
The program is very light and supports most popular formats like MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, AVI, ASX, MPEG, MPG, MOV, ASF, AU, AIFC, MIDI, AC3, M3U, WAX, WM, WMV and CDA, among others. It is compatible with Flash, QuickTime and Real Player.
As mentioned, this player includes several codecs, such as: H.264 and VC-1; And also supports DXVA (DirectX Video Acceleration), used by modern video cards to optimize CPU usage.
MPC has a tool that allows you to create a sequence of photos (screenshots) from a video, used in a video download page, for example, to show a preview of a movie.
A new feature allows you to view files with compressed videos in RAR format, with the possibility of dragging a RAR file to the player for display, and even drag a set of parts (.r00, .r01, etc.). This can be an advantage when downloading files of this type from the web, since you do not waste time in unzipping them using some other tool.
Media Player Classic Homecinema 1.7.9 is the latest version (updated in June 2015) of this player available for Windows (XP, Vista, 7 and 8), which is in several languages, including Spanish, and is also free.