Media Player Classic Is Officially Dead
Media Player Classic Is Officially Dead

Media Player Classic is a popular open source media player which is about to bid a farewell after 11 years of existence. The main reason behind the end of Media Player Classic Home Cinema is that development contributions have reached a new low.

Media Player Classic Is Officially Dead

Media Player Classic (MPC) is a compact media player for Windows computer. If anything comes after VLC media player then it is Media Player Classic. Let me tell you, MPC-HC is about to quit the technology world.

Media Player Classic is a popular open source media player which is about to bid a farewell after 11 years of existence. Recently, the developers of Media Player Classic had released v1.7.13, which is apparently the last release of the project.

The main reason behind the end of Media Player Classic Home Cinema is that development donations have reached a new low, as the developer count has touched zero.

MPC’s Project Manager XhmikosR in a blog post said “For quite a few months now, or even years, the number of active developers has been decreasing and has inevitably reached zero”

“This, unfortunately, means that the project is officially dead and this release would be the last one.”

“So, if someone’s willing to really contribute and has C/C++ experience, let me know on IRC or via e-mail. Otherwise, all things come to an end and life goes on. It’s been a nice journey and I’m personally pretty overwhelmed having to write this post.”

If we take a look at the MPC-HC latest version that is v1.7.13 it comes with the following features and updated components:

  • Updated LAV Filters to v0.70.2
  • Updated Little CMS to v2.8 (d41071e)
  • Updated MediaInfoLib to v0.7.97
  • Updated ZenLib to v0.4.35
  • Updated Unrar to v5.5.6
  • Switched from mhook to MinHook since it’s more actively maintained
  • Require a CPU processor with SSE2 instructions
  • Ticket #5865, Add context menu option to copy subtitle URL
  • Updated translations

You can download the latest release of MPC-HC from here. To read the farewell notice from the official page visit this link. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.



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