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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,145
United States Rank #7,762
Reach 0.1294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.03 days
354.86 days >
Average installed length: 186.45 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

MPC-HC 1.6.8

What is MPC-HC?  (from MPC-HC Team)

MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows. The player supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. Most important thing is that we're completely free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking. With its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs. ...  Read more


MPC-HC 1.6.8 is a program developed by MPC-HC Team. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is mpc-hc.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 22.23 MB (23,313,679 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 22% of users of MPC-HC come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: mpc-hc.org
Help link: trac.mpc-hc.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MPC-HC\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MPC-HC\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MPC-HC 1.6.8

Program executable:mpc-hc.exe
Name:Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
Signed by:MPC-HC - Open Source Developer
Path:C:\Program Files\mpc-hc\mpc-hc.exe
Media Player Classic (MPC) is a compact media player for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows. The application mimics the look and feel of the old, lightweight Windows Media Player 6.4 but integrates most options and features found in modern...
Additional files:
  • mpciconlib.dll - Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Icon Library
  • mpc-hc64.exe - Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • VSFilter.dll - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • mpc-hc64.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Play DVD_using_MPC-HC' with the ProgID of 'MPC-HC_autoplay_handler.2' and the action verb 'Play DVD_verb.
  • mpc-hc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaPlayerClassic.Autorun' and the action verb 'PlayVideoFiles.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • mpc-hc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC19236F-8982-44FC-99EB-FB219C83DDA9}' (runs on registration).
  • mpc-hc64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED8B478A-A800-4FC5-8F8A-8CB0776B2C66}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5D441C31-8855-4EF1-BA59-1FC02E6529B0}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mpc-hc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MPC Homecinema\mpc-hc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:222.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0017719713%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00077123%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00100074%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:139,301,426
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.8 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove MPC-HC?

You can uninstall MPC-HC from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MPC-HC 1.6.8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MPC-HC.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.71%
Windows 10 26.32%
Windows XP 7.76%
Windows Vista 3.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.54%
Windows 7 Professional 11.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.63%
Windows 8 Pro 5.55%
Windows 8.1 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.94%
  Brazil 10.85%
  MA 6.09%
  Germany 5.77%
  DZ 3.91%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Saudi Arabia 2.66%
  Russia 2.42%
  Canada 2.18%
  Japan 2.18%
  France 2.02%
  Egypt 1.77%
  Australia 1.65%
  Italy 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.27%
Dell 19.28%
Acer 17.35%
ASUS 9.71%
Toshiba 8.58%
Samsung 5.59%
Lenovo 3.26%
Intel 2.26%
American Megatrends 1.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.27%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.97%
ASUS All Series 1.81%
HP 620 1.81%

Publisher URL: mpc-hc.sourceforge.net


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