Media Player Classic Home Cinema is an extremely light-weight free program for Windows. It looks just like Windows Media Player v6.4, but has much more additional features. You can use it as a Media Player Classic Home Theater. MPC Homecinema supports a wide range of decoding formats and file formats, following are the details:
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.
It has built-in codecs for MPEG-2 video and codecs for LPCM, MP2, AC3 and DTS audio, and also contains an improved MPEG splitter that supports playback of VCDs and SVCDs using its VCD/SVCD/XCD Reader. A *.mp4 and MPEG-4 Timed Text support added. An AAC decoding filter makes MPC suitable for AAC playback in MP4.
MPC Home Cinema also has H.264 and VC-1 with DXVA support, DivX, Xvid, and Flash Video formats is available in MPC HC. MPC can also use the QuickTime and the RealPlayer architectures. Media Player Classic supports native playback of OGM and Matroska container formats.
Supported Video, Audio and Image File Formats:
WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, SND, AU, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, MIDI, MPEG, MPG, MP2, VOB, AC3, DTS, ASX, M3U, PLS, WAX, ASF, WM, WMA, WMV, AVI, CDA, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, D2V, MP4, SWF, MOV, QT, FLV
To make commercial Blu-ray movies playable with Media Player Classic Homecinema, one thing you have to do is using a blu ray disc ripper to remove copy protections before your playback. The following contents will give you the detailed steps.
If you are using a powerful PC, you can do the following “Directly Copy”. When playback, MP Classic Homecinema will automatically download codecs as needed, so you are able to successfully play m2ts files directly copied from the BD disc, which have the same quality as the original.
1. Load Blu-ray files to Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper
Three ways are available – “BD/DVD ROM”, “BD/DVD Folder”, and “IFO/ISO”.
2. Select output format
Click on the dropdown list at the end of “Format”, then follow “Copy”>”Directly Copy”.
To use "Directly Copy" option, you need to click the "Title Mode/File Mode" button to switch to "File Mode" first. "Directly Copy" is especially recommended to those who run Blu-ray Ripper on a slow PC for the sake of saving time. To remain the high quality of a Blu-ray movie, you can choose “HD Video” as output format as below:
3. Click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters
Note that this option is unavailable if you are using “Directly Copy”. Generally speaking, the default settings are able to satisfy your needs basically, but if you have higher expectations of the output files, you can adjust all the following video and audio parameters according to your own requirements.
4. Click “Convert” button to start Blu-ray to MPC Homecinema ripping
As soon as the ripping work is finished, you can get the output files for MPC Homecinema via tapping “Open” button. After that, you are able to import the files to MPC HC for playback. Have fun.
More than “Directly Copy” and format conversion, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper also supports “Copy the entire disc”, which enables you to get a standard Blu-ray structure ready for burning.
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