Media Player Classic was one of the must have application to watch video on Windows computer. Though, with the rise of the VLC media player, the MPC is almost to non-existence. Now, the MPC-HC Application is about to be officially closed.
After 11 years of existence, this popular open source media player is about to bid a farewell. The recently updated version of Media Player Classic v1.7.13 will apparently be the last release of the project.
Lack of development donations and developer is the main reason the Media Player Classic Home Cinema is going to end.
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.”
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
Here is the farewell notice from the official page.