Media Player Classic (MPC) is a compact media player for Microsoft Windows that uses few system resources, and loses much of the bloat that characterises other players. Operation couldn't be any simpler, and it has most of the features you would expect.
File support is extensive, and includes QuickTime, AVI, Windows Media, Ogg, MP3 and CD Audio, along with playlist support.
- MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 playback. Media Player Classic is capable of VCD, SVCD and DVD playback, without the need to install any additional software or codecs.
- DirectShow, QuickTime and RealPlayer architectures. Media Player Classic is primarily based on the DirectShow architecture, and therefore automatically uses installed DirectShow decoding filters.
- Matroska and Ogg containers. Media Player Classic supports native playback of OGM and Matroska container formats.
- TV tuners. MPC supports playback and recording of television if a supported TV tuner is installed.