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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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United States Rank #20,946
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema

What is Media Player Classic - Home Cinema?  (from MPC-HC Team)

MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. With its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs. Among other things we added custom toolbars. MPC-HC can also be used as DVB player.


Media Player Classic - Home Cinema 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 13 files and is usually about 11.85 MB (12,422,508 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 24% of users of Media Player Classic - Home Cinema come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: mpc-hc.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Media Player Classic - Home Cinema\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Media Player Classic - Home Cinema\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Media Player Classic - Home Cinema

Program executable:mpc-hc.exe
Name:Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
Path:C:\Program Files\media player classic - home cinema\mpc-hc.exe
Additional files:
  • mpciconlib.dll - Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Icon Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • mediainfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (All about your audio and video files)
  • advrCntr2.dll (by Nero AG) - AdvrCntr Module
  • AudioConverterLEUI.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP (Plus! MP3 Audio Converter LE UI DLL)
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • D3DX9_41.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • d3dx9_42.dll
  • D3DX9_43.dll
  • mplayerc.exe (by Gabest) - Media Player Classic
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • mpc-hc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPC_DVD' with the ProgID of 'APR_MediaHandlers' and the action verb 'MPC_DVD.
  • mplayerc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPCPlayDVDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaPlayerClassic.Autorun' and the action verb 'PlayDVDMovie.
Scheduled Task
  • mpc-hc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC19236F-8982-44FC-99EB-FB219C83DDA9}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mplayerc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XP Codec Pack\mpc\mplayerc.exe'.

How do I remove Media Player Classic - Home Cinema?

You can uninstall Media Player Classic - Home Cinema 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 Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, 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 Media Player Classic - Home Cinema.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.21%
Windows XP 18.31%
Windows 10 9.84%
Windows Vista 7.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.91%
Windows 7 Professional 9.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.68%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.23%
  Brazil 12.24%
  Germany 6.63%
  Italy 4.08%
  France 3.83%
  Spain 3.06%
  Egypt 2.55%
  Canada 2.04%
  Poland 2.04%
  United Kingdom 2.04%
  UA 1.79%
  Australia 1.79%
  LY 1.53%
  MA 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.44%
Hewlett-Packard 19.51%
Acer 16.10%
ASUS 11.71%
Toshiba 7.80%
Intel 3.90%
Samsung 2.44%
American Megatrends 1.95%
Compaq 0.98%
Lenovo 0.98%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.40%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.40%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.40%

Publisher URL: mpc-hc.sourceforge.net


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