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SteveO409
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(07-16-2017, 10:51 PM)
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v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…

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.

…Unless some people step up that is.

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.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed in any way all these years; Remember, MPC-HC is an 11-year old project.

https://mpc-hc.org/2017/07/16/1.7.13...-and-farewell/

Hope nothing breaks in the foreseeable future
gamma
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(07-16-2017, 10:58 PM)
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Damn. I just installed it for the first time the other day because hardware acceleration in VLC 2.2.6 seems to be broken. It's pretty good.
Why would you do that?
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(07-16-2017, 11:12 PM)
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I used to (and still!) love MPC, but I feel like VLC fills in absolutely all my needs, and without any codec packs, too.

MPC is pretty feature filled and great as it is, but it'll be sad to see development stop.
Kuro
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(07-16-2017, 11:15 PM)
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I hate VLC so this sucks but the community still does a lot of great stuff with MPC.
Sgt. Kabukiman
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(07-16-2017, 11:17 PM)
Shit, I've been using MPC for years...
:'(
jrcbandit
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(07-16-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Disappointing to hear, I hate the interface of VLC so I avoid it. MPC for life, until something breaks and wont be fixed...
Chairmanchuck
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(07-16-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Most people I knew switched from VLC to MPC years ago because VLC was using their own, inferior codecs.

Did that change?
Party Smasher
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(07-17-2017, 12:12 AM)
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I remember using MPC back in my "Windows-Days". Fantastic piece of software.
RS4-
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(07-17-2017, 12:15 AM)
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VLC is so shit.

MPC all day.
Blackpanther25
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(07-17-2017, 12:16 AM)
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MPC is the real MVP.
shiyrley
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(07-17-2017, 12:17 AM)
This is the media player I use for everything. Hoping some dev steps in.
Spinifex
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(07-17-2017, 12:40 AM)
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I used MPC for many, many years before moving on to PotPlayer, if anyone is searching for alternatives.
Sinfamy
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(07-17-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Use MPC-BE, it's essentially the same but looks not out of 1997.
Keyser Soze
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(07-17-2017, 12:46 AM)
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I dropped MPC for VLC a few years back. It felt like a good decision at the time, and VLC rarely let me down. I guess I never felt a need to change back. This news sucks though.
outsida
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(07-17-2017, 12:55 AM)
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I came in here to see why Gaf was talking about drum machines. I'll show myself the exit.
geomon
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(07-17-2017, 12:56 AM)
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What? No! It's the best media player I've ever had.
GreenMonkey
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(07-17-2017, 12:57 AM)
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I never used this software. Went from codec packs to VLC. I guess I don't know why you wouldn't just use VLC.
metalslimer
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(07-17-2017, 12:58 AM)
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Wait I've never used MPC. Is is still better than VLC ? I would be down to change video players as VLC lacks a lot of options
Bluth54
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(07-17-2017, 12:58 AM)
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While I don't mind VLC it seems like MPC has better image quality and can handle larger files better than VLC for me. I guess I'll fully switch over to VLC soon enough.

Originally Posted by Why would you do that?

I used to (and still!) love MPC, but I feel like VLC fills in absolutely all my needs, and without any codec packs, too.

I've never needed to use a codec pack for MPC.
jstripes
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(07-17-2017, 01:00 AM)
I used MPC during my Windows days. It was alright.
Sir_Crocodile
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(07-17-2017, 01:00 AM)
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holy crap, this is all I use. VLC is janky as hell and only for emergancies. hope someone steps up.
OceanBlue
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(07-17-2017, 01:02 AM)
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I like using MPC because it let me use codec packs that weren't whatever VLC supplied. Hopefully people can keep working on it or someone can replace it in the future.
Transistor
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(07-17-2017, 01:02 AM)
I love MPC so damn much
KojiKnight
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(07-17-2017, 01:03 AM)
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VLC is great for my grandparents, but it can still be really wonky and bloated... Hopefully MPC less working for the foreseeable future.
sixteen-bit
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(07-17-2017, 01:03 AM)

Originally Posted by Transistor

I love MPC so damn much

my favorite media player for years now
Vic
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(07-17-2017, 01:03 AM)
mpv is life.
bloodforge
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(07-17-2017, 01:07 AM)
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Haven't used MPC in a long time, still sad to see dev ending though.

I mostly use PotPlayer now.
d00d3n
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(07-17-2017, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vic

mpv is life.

It really is quite bad. Is good for getting fast video playback on my 12" macbook though.
whatsinaname
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(07-17-2017, 01:10 AM)
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Still haven't found a player that is better at seeking than MPC. Minimal view + keyboard seeking is awesome.

With madvr and xysubfilter, great for scaling to higher resolutions too and does all I need at the moment.
Jotaka
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(07-17-2017, 01:13 AM)
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I still use it. VLC is not good enough
NewDust
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(07-17-2017, 01:14 AM)
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Damn... I was full on the bandwagon of VLC early on, but 4k support (HVEC) sucks. MPC is probably the best lightweight all you can eat player out there, so stopping support sucks.
St3v3
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(07-17-2017, 01:16 AM)
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I've been using this for years, it's so clean and simple and just works.
SRG01
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(07-17-2017, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sinfamy

Use MPC-BE, it's essentially the same but looks not out of 1997.

Oh wow, I need to try this out, since it looks like MPC-BE is actively maintained?
sunshine and gasoline
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(07-17-2017, 01:18 AM)
Long live Potplayer I guess.
BoboBrazil
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(07-17-2017, 01:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by St3v3

I've been using this for years, it's so clean and simple and just works.

Same, hope he finds some people to step up and help the project.
Elija2
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(07-17-2017, 01:20 AM)
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I guess I'm glad I switched to Potplayer. MPC is still better in a few ways though so it'll suck to see it go.
gamma
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(07-17-2017, 01:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by NewDust

Damn... I was full on the bandwagon of VLC early on, but 4k support (HVEC) sucks. MPC is probably the best lightweight all you can eat player out there, so stopping support sucks.

What problems do you have with HVEC?
NewDust
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(07-17-2017, 01:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by gamma

What problems do you have with HVEC?

Makes it look like macroblocked soup, but me being on an i5 4570 and digital foundry 4k/60 files might not be the best combination. H.264 seems to works decently though, just some missed frames.

760 Palit, before you are going to ask, so no hardware acceleration.
The Boat
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(07-17-2017, 01:43 AM)
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First Winamp, now MPC-HD...
WillyFive
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(07-17-2017, 01:45 AM)
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That's too bad, hands down best video player as far as I know.

Originally Posted by metalslimer

Wait I've never used MPC. Is is still better than VLC ? I would be down to change video players as VLC lacks a lot of options

Can't think of a time when MPC wasn't the better option.
gamma
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(07-17-2017, 01:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by NewDust

Makes it look like macroblocked soup, but me being on an i5 4570 and digital foundry 4k/60 files might not be the best combination. H.264 seems to works decently though, just some missed frames.

760 Palit, before you are going to ask, so no hardware acceleration.

Ah ok. I was having a problem with a 4K HEVC file a few days ago too and it turned out VLC 2.2.6 wasn't using hardware acceleration despite it being turned on. Worked fine with MPC-HC and VLC 3.0 nightlies.
ShirAhava
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(07-17-2017, 01:46 AM)

Originally Posted by Sinfamy

Use MPC-BE, it's essentially the same but looks not out of 1997.

Same here

MPC-BE is wayyyyy better than normal MPC or VLC
KarmaCow
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(07-17-2017, 01:48 AM)
Is there a way to automatically remove all the GUI when not full screen but have it available when in fullscreen?

I used to have a great minimal skin for MPC back in the day but I don't remember the name or even where to look for it anymore.
Cannon Goose
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(07-17-2017, 01:48 AM)
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MPC-HC (or BE) is the GOAT. Hopefully people are interested in continuing development.
Milchmann
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(07-17-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Switched to mpv a few years ago and never looked back.
whiteninja
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(07-17-2017, 01:53 AM)
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I thought this stopped being updated years ago. Haven't ever updated mine since installing codec packs long ago.
wbEMX
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(07-17-2017, 02:11 AM)
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Best media player I ever used. This thing is a complete beast when used in combination with madVR and LAV filters. And it also streams 5.1 formats perfectly to my system.

Hope it'll get continued someday.
zewone
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(07-17-2017, 02:13 AM)
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My favorite media player ever. Hopefully not the end.
Naked Snake
(07-17-2017, 02:13 AM)
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MPC with MadVR is my jam. Works magic on lower res porn. I haven't bothered updating it in a while though. If it ain't broken...
Red
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(07-17-2017, 02:30 AM)
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I still use an old version of MPC with MadVR. It's the only way I can find to automatically sync my media to frame rates on my TV. No worry about pull down. If I'm running content at 23.976 fps, it will play back at exactly that rate without compromise. I've never found another media player that will do this.

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