|Type||Video Player Software|
|License||Free and Open Source|
|Features||Lightweight, Play Various Video File Formats|
MPC-BE also known as Media Player Classic – Black Edition is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows Operating System. It is a lightweight media player and supports various types of modern video file formats. It is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes. The system requirements of MPC–BE are a SSE capable CPU and the latest DirectX 9.0c runtime.
MPC-BE displays basic functions such as playing, pausing, stopping, jumping to full screen, zooming, filtering, shader, and volume control. Users have benefit from choice, multi-monitor, color management, and screen info. This player has a built-in MPEG-2 video codec with subtitle support and also contains an enhanced MPEG type to support playback of VCD and SVCD using its VCD / SVCD / XCD Reader. It is also offering subtitles support with the ability to search for subtitles online.
Media Player Classic – Black Edition (MPC-BE) is a fork of MPC and MPC-HC. It moved away from MPC’s aim to mimic the look and feel of Windows Media Player with updated player controls and provides additional features on top of MPC-HC such as Seekbar Previews. Almost all functions also have support for Hot-Key tasks, if you don’t like using the mouse too much.