Media Player Classic – BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows.It is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project. This version of the player contains additional features and bug fixes to these versions.

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Operating System SupportWindows 8, Windows 2012, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows 98
Current LanguageEnglish
Available LanguagesEnglish, French, Polish, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish
DateSaturday, January 1st 2000
DeveloperMPC BE TEAM
Developer URL

Media Player Classic – BE has a design that looks better than MPC’s Windows 98-style looks. Additionally, it also informs you whether the current video playback is being hardware-accelerated by your GPU or not, by showing you the GPU icon near the volume slider.

The navigation bar is sleek and has all your basic controls for media playback; pause, play, stop, next, previous, open file and volume, as well as the seek bar. You also can quickly change audio and subtitle streams via the handy buttons in the navigation area.

<pmedia player classic – be also has an additional settings panel that is not available on the original mpc. this area in which you can make several cosmetic changes including theme color and brightness, osd, rgb, anti-aliasing, tooltips, font etc.

According to its developer, Media Player Classic BE not only looks better than MPC, but also performs faster. That having been said, it has been also noted from users that the video output quality is not as sharp as MPC HC.

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