4.08 from 25 Reviews
MPC-BE (aka Media Player Classic - Black Edition) is a free and open-source video and audio player for Windows, based on the original Media Player Classic (MPC) project, but with additional features and bug fixes.
It supports various audio, video and image formats without needing extra software or codecs.

Users benefit from an option for removing tearing, multi-monitor support, color management, On Screen Display info, and various pixel shaders.

MPC-BE is a feature-rich media player that offers improved support for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11 due to its 64-bit build.

It is available in 22 languages and can play and record television when a TV tuner is installed. It also supports most subtitle types and provides support for EVR/EVR CP.

In addition to the features that it shares with the MPC-HC version, MPC-BE includes several new ones.

For example, it includes support for opening CUE format files and displaying subtitles from stereoscopic pictures, and it has improved handling of AC3 packets and the ability to move subtitles during playback.

It also includes several bug fixes, such as the crash that occurred when users tried to search for a video decoded by the external decoder.

Despite these differences, MPC-BE has maintained a user-friendly interface and ease of use, which makes it accessible to users of all skill levels.

This demonstrates that modern media players can offer a wide range of advanced features while still being easy to use and accessible to all users.

Its system requirements include a CPU with SSE capability and the latest DirectX 9.0c runtime.

Changes to MPC-BE 1.6.9:

+ FLVSplitter:
- Added support for HEVC, VP9, AV1 in "Enhanced flv".
+ MPCVideoDec:
- Added export of Dolby Vision metadata via the IMediaSideData interface.
- Fixed D3D11 copyback hardware decoding on some Intel graphics cards.
- Fixed output format selection when decoding some 10-bit HEVC.
+ YouTube:
- Improved support for YouTube in the built-in parser.
+ Player:
- Checking for updates will not be performed if the player is launched with files open.
+ Installer:
- Added the ability to install "MPC Video Renderer 0.6.9".

Full list of changes.
Reviews & Comments
Media Player Classic - BE beta
ed sez
on 02 September 2022
MPC-BE Portable
It's a Great Player, it's functions have a good style, the quality is Tops.
It is a main function on a PC, for video and audio.
Media Player Classic - BE 1.6 beta
ed sez
on 21 September 2021


All formats Play back at High Quality.

Same Easy functionality.

Great Software....
Media Player Classic - BE 1.5.7 beta
on 06 April 2021
You used to put a blue color to the buttons for this player, it was looking so gorgeous, please use that color again for the buttons.

Thanks in advance!