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Media Player Classic- Home Cinema Edition 1.6.5 Dev Test 1

Application: Media Player Classic- Home Cinema Edition
Category: Music & Video
Description: From the publisher's website:
MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows.
The player supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.
Most important thing is that we're completely free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking.

SourceForge project page

Download MPC-HC Portable 1.6.5 Dev Test 1 (10.4MB download / 33.8MB installed)
(MD5: 1258bcd8353a9aa4668d56a50d54236f)

Release Notes:

See all release notes at the SourceForge project page.

The application is now official! Please go to the official release page and download it. Just a hint for beta testers: the official app installs to "MPC-HCPortable" and my beta installed to "MPCHCPortable", so settings and such will not be maintained. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I figure this is a spiritual continuation of this which has ceased updates as of 2011.

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Wrong MD5 supplied

The file does not match the MD5 quoted above - the correct MD5 can be obtained from the SourceForge download page.

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Oops

Sorry about that. I copy/pasted the template from another one of my pages. Thanks for the catch.

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Works on Win7 64 bits, but

Works fine on Win7 64 bits.

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Registry Entry

This leaves a registry tree at HKCU\Gabest

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Huh, didn't know it did that.

Huh, didn't know it did that. Thanks for the catch. I naively figured their unzippable version wouldn't do that. I'll try to get a fix up soon.

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Never assume

Never assume that a publisher has portablized their application properly, as they usually haven't. Smile

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Okay, so I found the keys

Okay, so I found the keys that are being created, as well as some things that needed substitutions. I used the reference available here, and it helped me work through some of the steps. Unfortunately, every time I've tested it so far, the registry entries don't remove no matter what I write in the launcher.ini file. Below is my current code.

[Launch]
ProgramExecutable=MPC-HC\mpc-hc.exe
ProgramExecutable64=MPC-HC\mpc-hc64.exe
WaitForProgram=false
HideCommandLineWindow=true
SplashTime=2000
DirectoryMoveOK=yes

[Activate]
Registry=true

[RegistryKeys]
mpchc_portable=HKCU\Software\Gabest

[FileWrite1]
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\mpchc_portable.reg
Type=Replace
Find=%PAL:LastDrive%%PAL:LastPortableAppsBaseDir:DoubleBackslash%
Replace=%PAL:Drive%%PAL:PortableAppsBaseDir:DoubleBackslash%

[FileWrite2]
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\mpchc_portable.reg
Type=Replace
Find=%PAL:LastDrive%%PAL:LastPortableAppsBaseDir:DoubleBackslash%
Replace=%PAL:Drive%%PAL:PortableAppsBaseDir:DoubleBackslash%

[FileWrite3]
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\mpchc_portable.reg
Type=Replace
Find=%PAL:LastDrive%\\
Replace=%PAL:Drive%\\

[RegistryValueWrite]
HKCU\Software\Gabest\Media Player Classic\Settings\LastOpenDir=REG_SZ:%PAL:DataDir%
HKCU\Software\Gabest\Media Player Classic\Settings\UpdaterAutoCheck=REG_DWORD:0
HKCU\Software\Gabest\Media Player Classic\Settings\LastOpenDir=REG_SZ:%PAL:DataDir%

[RegistryCleanupIfEmpty]
1=HKCU\Software\Gabest

Thanks for any help or references you can point me toward.

I found my problem. I didn't have it wait for the program, so it never cleaned up anything. The new release should be up soon.

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Just wanted to see if you're

Just wanted to see if you're still working on this app...

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Yes

I'm still working on the app. In fact it just got updated to 1.6.5 from 1.6.4. I don't post a comment every time I make an update like other developers and I make updates when the base app updates or a problem is found by myself or a tester. Enjoy the app!

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Official!

The app is now official! Please grab a copy from the official release page. See notes in the description for extra tidbits.

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That's great! Just a couple

That's great!

Just a couple of questions though:

1. Is the dash in the name going to stay for good, as a previous Dev release didn't have one?

2. There seems to be no 64 bit version in the official PAP release?

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Yes, No

Yes, the dash is part of the release version for consistency with the app's abbreviation. You need to uninstall the dev test and install stable, there's no upgrade from old to new. This happens with dev tests sometimes but rarely once released (unless the app changes names ala BonkEnc to fre:ac). It's a moot point here as you lose all settings from the dev test anyway since the dev test was portablizing the registry and the release version uses the app's native INI support for better performance and portablization.

No, the 64-bit version is not included. The app doesn't meet the criteria for being dual-mode as 64-bit doubles the install size for no real benefit. For more info, see here:
https://portableapps.com/node/24371

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Thank you for the quick

Thank you for the quick response!

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toolbar.bmp

Hello, is it possible to add option to work with toolbar.bmp ? I try to add:

[FilesMove]
settings\mpc-hc.ini=%PAL:AppDir%\MPC-HC
settings\toolbar.bmp=%PAL:AppDir%\MPC-HC

in \App\AppInfo\Launcher\MPC-HCPortable.ini and it's work fine, the file is moved to \Data\settings, all is OK, but on next update the ini file is renewed and the default toolbar is on the way. Thanks in advance.

Sorry for my bad english...

please, excuse my bad english

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Next Release

I was unaware of this option, but I'll include it in the next release.

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Custom

So this is something that custom skins use? Adding it even if it's not common would probably be useful in the long run, so if JTH wants, I can do a quick rebuild with this enabled.

Edit: I looked up this feature, and it turns out that it can use toolbar.bmp or toolbar.png, so both would be included in the launcher.ini.

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Note

Make a note for the next release. This isn't worthy of a revision, though.

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Added

Just realized we hadn't replied that this had been added for both BMP and PNG toolbar files.

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MPC-HC source code not found

I tried to download MPC-HCPortable 1.6.8 source code but no files found on the page -

https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Source/MPC-HC/

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Link Fixed

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Thank you for fixing the

Thank you for fixing the link.

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