I would like to know if these 2 players are supposed to be listed in the open with when right clicking on a movie in my videos library. There are MPC-HC and under Neath it there is MPC-HC x64 . When I clicked on the about for each when selected I saw that most of the information if not all are the same thing. If that is the case why are there 2 listings ? does it make a difference which one is selected? Did this happen as a result of an update? If one listing needs to be removed , please advise me on how to remove or add something to the context menu for future reference. Windows 7 64-bit home edition OS
Ok short history MPC used to be the alternative to QuickTime, for us who didn't want to install QT in order to play mpeg4.
Then it was offered as an open source player in the K-lite codecs bundle
Then it was upgraded to MPC-HC and then when the windows x64 took off offered as MPC-HC x 64.
so you may have several versions of it without realizing it.
To ensure your using one specific version install it as a single download not part of a codec pack.
I actually use another version Media Player Classic-Be. I like the interface better is included my r/click runs in both 32 and 64 windows/ can pause it on screen.
There is is really not a lot of difference with them MPC-HC 32 x 64 other than you can't use 32-bit plugins or filters with the 64-bit player.
Using your search type in media player classic anfd try also MPC-HC or look in your programs files in windows 7 x 64 to see if it is listed in in start All programs.
Often times these open source are not actually install rather they download to your download folder.
The MPC-BE I gave you is an actual installer.
I have set my MPC-BE as default, to see what players are actually installed rightclick then choose default player