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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable Development Test 1

Application: MPC-HC
Category: Music & Video
Description: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema is a media player, capable of playing many media formats. originally developed by gabest, the project is now developed by a team.
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http://padp.googlecode.com/files/MediaPlayerClassic-HomeCinemaPortable_1...
Release Notes:
Development Test 1 1.5.2 (11-02-2011):
Updated to latest version.
Development Test 3 1.4.2 (13-01-2011):
Realised I wasn't compiling using Unicode NSIS (facepalm) which fixed the Windows 7 bug.
Development Test 2 1.4.2 (11-01-2011):
Fixed some problems outlined by John and fixed a problem with Windows 7.
Development Test 1 1.4.2 (15-11-2010):
Updated to latest version, overhauled launcher. Also added language switching.
Development Test 2 1.2.9 (31-01-2009):
fixed problem where MPC-HC would load settings from a local install.
Development Test 1 1.2.9 (30-01-2009):
fixed registry problem, appdata problem and updated to latest version.
Development Test 1 (11-08-2008):
Initial Release

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didn't even know this existed

There's been some later beta builds of MPC showing up, but I didn't even have an idea this other project branched off. Cool find!

/sylikc

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Do the codecs come

Do the codecs come preinstalled or do you need to install them seperately? I'm assuming with the filesize that they need to be installed seperately...

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according to the docs

According to the documentation, there's _SOME_ codecs embedded internally, though they aren't all there. AC3 and some others are separate.

If this is really based on gabest's MPC, then it will be able to play most video files without any external codecs. I haven't tested it yet.

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You still have to redirect

You still have to redirect Media Player Classic folder located at the appdir directory man and it still leaves a registry key located at hkey_current_user/software/Gabest

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new version. fixed both of

new version. fixed both of your problems. can someone who uses it extensively give it some testing?

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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your code doesn't allow for

your code doesn't allow for existing registry keys. I suggest you add the registry functions in the code. possibly backup the registry key during launch and then end of launch restore that key.

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new version will be up in a

new version will be up in a sec, should fix that.

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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There is a problem with the

There is a problem with the language setting.
If I choose german it is fine until I restart the programm, because then it is in english again.

If I start MPC by using the original .exe then this doesn't happen.

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Comments

Just tried this. Couple comments.

1. When you point at the app in the PortableApps.com Platform, it says it's version 0.1.1. Is this intentional?

2. The name of the program is Media Player Classic Home Cinema. It is not a derivative of MPlayer, so it shouldn't be called MPlayer Classic. That is misleading, and wholly incorrect.

3. When playing a video (Season 4, Episode 1 of LOST, to be specific) I was getting a neon green bar of artifacts along the very bottom, and greenish splotches around the screen. I was using the default renderer, as well as VMR7 and VMR9 for subtitles support. VLC plays the video fine. Can this work with ffdshow portably? If so, in which folder should I put it? Audacity (1.3.7 beta) has a link in its prefs to get ffdshow for its uses; I would do this and then copy the relevant file(s) to the MPCHC folder, wherever it needs to go.

4. Are all those (10.3MB worth of) DLLs language files, and if so, can they be removed if one only wants to use the app in English, or are they required. (Not hurting for space, just wondering.)

Otherwise, awesome, I've been using this media player for years. I'll stick with VLC for the LOST episodes (and deal with the loading time) but I should note that MPCHC Portable starts almost instantly. Very cool.

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  1. Nope, I probably forgot to update that. It will be fixed in the next release.
  2. This came down to a case of it being quicker to type MPplayer than Media Player, so if you want to be really anal about it I'll change it over to MediaPlayerClassic-HomeCinemaPortable.
  3. I wasn't aware of the fact that MPC can use ffdshow, but I'll look into it and see if I can get a portable solution happening.
  4. I'll have to implement language switching and set up a multilingual installer, but I'll work on it.

Thanks for the comments and feedback Blum

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TaffinFoxcroft2. This came down to a case of it being quicker to type MPplayer than Media Player, so if you want to be really anal about it I'll change it over to MediaPlayerClassic-HomeCinemaPortable.

Oh, OK. What the project is called is really of no consequence to me, I just thought it was a mistake. If the shorter name works better, that's cool. It's just Media Player Classic on the menu and the desktop shortcut (at home) is just MPC.

TaffinFoxcroft3. I wasn't aware of the fact that MPC can use ffdshow, but I'll look into it and see if I can get a portable solution happening.

I started using Media Player Classic (pre-Home Cinema) because it came with the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, perhaps the most complete codec pack out there. It includes ffdshow, and MPC uses it. Pretty sure that's what MPC uses when it plays Divx/Xvid video, though I don't know how to check.

Oh yeah, I forgot. Isn't there an EQ in MPC, or am I thinking of something else? I know VLC has one, and it's become very valuable lately. If I could get MPC playing videos correctly, with subtitles, and the EQ, I might just have to make MPC my primary media player, so many thanks again for making it portable.

PS - the K-Lite Codec Pack also includes a tool called Gspot, not sure why they picked the name (other than to be cute), but this thing will tell you everything you could want to know about a media file, and then some, and then some more on top of that. If you're into the source of MPC, it would be a great helper app to run from a menu, and pass the currently playing file to it. Especially when codecs work different portably (right?).

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Good Media Player

I assume development is dead on this particular portable app, as it's now very outdated. I don't suppose there are any plans to add a newer version of this to the PA.c stable or are we capped at VLC and SPlayer? (not that I have anything against those two apps)

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Not dead, just hibernating

I wouldn't say dead, I've got a new version uploading now. Blum
I've had this version in the works for a bit, but life and school got in the way and as such some of my apps are probably outdated. I'm working on fixing that now, but you are forewarned of minor delays. Blum

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It's ALIIIVE!

It's good you replied, I think ComputerFreaker was looking to pick this one up as it was assumed to be abandoned! Shock

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Windows 7 64 bit

Hi

This program works great but i'm getting the windows 7 program installation pop up that asks if the program installs good or not.

Maybe this can be resolved by using the latest launcher version?
I have made some portable app for personal use with the latest launcher and i'm not getting this pop up.

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program compatibility assistent

With the latest DT-2 version i still get the program compatibility assistent.
very strange!

ps
there is a newer version of MPC Home Cinema : 1.4.2824.0 but it is not on their website, only at www.videohelp.com so i don't know if that is wise to use?

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MPC Home Cinema latest version

Correction:
On their sourceforge webpage is the newest version available, on their homepage not yet.

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Interesting...

Hmmm... Would you be able to download this and overwrite the old launcher, then try again?

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Updated Launcher

I tried the updated launcher and it works great, no more pop up's about program compatibility assistant.
Thanks!

ps
Just out of interest what did you change in this launcher?
it seems to me that it differs with programs.

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Couple Issues

1. It seems to delete "$APPDATA\Media Player Classic" even if it already existed. It should backup and restore it.

2. You need ${registry::Unload} at the end

3. You need XPStyle on in runtime switches.

I was going to release this tonight, but it's not yet done.

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Awesome New version's up

Awesome Smile New version's up now, should have those problems fixed.

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Okay, new version's up. Fixed

Okay, new version's up. Fixed all outstanding bugs.

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Version 1.5 is out

There is a new version of mpc home cinema out V1.5.0.2827

Will you be releasing a updated version in portable apps?

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Updated to the latest

Updated to the latest version.

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tested latest version

I've tested the latest version on windows 7 64 bit and it works great.
Thanks.

I have one small question ; is it possible to change the language according to the chosen language in the installer? so that if i choose dutch in the installer the program automatically changes to dutch language? It's only a suggestion and i don't know if this is easily done.

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No.

However, are you using the PortableApps.com menu? If you specify the language you want in the menu, it should automatically adjust for the program. (That is if he added language switching, I haven't tested.)

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it's custom code

so I doubt it Wink

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Actually I did add in

Actually I did add in language switching, so if Polish (for example) is selected in the menu then the launcher will set the MPC-HC language. Unfortunately though MPC-HC itself doesn't have a Dutch translation Sad

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No dutch translation?

Actualy this portable version of mpc-hc includes the dutch language!

So if i understand right than the launcher starts the program in the language wich is chosen in the portable apps menu.
if thats the case then it is good enough for me

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Ah, it does too! Looks like

Ah, it does too! Looks like their website's a little out of date Blum

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jet another new version

There is jet another new version out....

Can you make a updated version again?

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Help

Blue screen after execute this program.

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Why this package

Guys, can you explain, why to make this package, if they have the official portable version on their site (is it called "no installer" zip/7zip version)?

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Welcome. Please read the link

Welcome.
Please read the link on the left side called What is a portable app?.

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Yes, I've done. And still do

Yes, I've done. And still do not understand: "no installer" version works fine from usb, and I do not think it leaves any files behind it's folder.

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PortableApps.com Format

Perhaps you should re-read the section entitled "Why PortableApps.com Format and a PortableApps.com Installer?", and especially pay attention to the following points:

  • Simple Portable Installer Wizard
  • Better Upgrading
  • Easier Backups
  • Tamper Prevention and Digital Signatures
    Note: this point only holds true for Official PortableApps.com Apps, and thus will not be pertinent to this app until/unless it goes official.
  • Fully Portable

And last but not least, one of my personal favorites:

  • Open, Standardized Format

(my other personal favorite is "Fully Portable" ;))

~3D1T0R

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PortableApps plus is "Check For Updates"

Yes, MPC-HC can run fine from a directory without an installer but a PortableApps version would get updated when you select "Check for Updates" from the PortableApps launcher. I find that to be a *huge* advantage when updating my 170 portable applications. 50 of them are PortableApps versions and updating them is as easy as one click. To sum up: portability isn't the only feature of PortableApps - it makes updating easy and fast!!!

PS: +1 on getting a PortableApps version of MPC-HC (both x32 and x64 please)

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hope this is continued

the difference between this and the official portable:
the official is not stealth; it leaves many keys in the registry.

so i would love if this is continued..

MPC-HomeCinema has just been updated: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2054

plus.. i like PAL format.. clean, consistent, reliable Smile

let me know when you have this updated.. i'll help test..

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updated version

Hi

Can you make a updated version?
In the case that you are not continuing this portable app,can i get the source code that you used to make this program portable? so i can make my own updated version.

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Did you stop to develeop

Did you stop to develeop MPC-HC in Portable Apps Format?

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Hi ed666

You can download the package, and replace and update the launcher if you like.
I think the source is available too at the package

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I am using the original MPC Home Cinema

As downloaded from the original author's sourceforge site. How do I import the settings of my old MPC into this portable MPC?

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I am not sure

but you can download from here the package,
and replace the app from ./App/MPC to original one from sourceforge
and it will work.
Maybe need more modification, but you always can open your own post and ask help or suggestion.

I hope I help.

Tal.

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New Version

Hey, I hope you don't mind, but I made an official page for an updated version that I can keep going if you're done with development. If you're planning on continuing, I can take my version down. If not, here is the version I've made. I actually didn't use your release as reference, and I included the x64 version as well.

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