Media Player Classic - Portable Media Player

Media Player Classic is an Open Source Portable Media Player that can be run entirely from a USB device. Media Player Classic looks a lot like Media Player version 6.X. However don't be confused, this is one powerful media player.

Media Player Classic

Some key features include the ability to configure keyboard commands, reorder and or disable codecs, filters. See below for more.


Media Player Classic (MPC) is a free and open-source media player for Windows. It's known for its lightweight nature, simplicity, and high quality playback of various multimedia formats. Here are some of its key features:

  • Extensive Format Support: It can play a wide range of multimedia formats, including video, audio, and subtitle files. It supports popular formats like AVI, MP4, MKV, MP3, and more.
  • Subtitle Support: Provides robust subtitle support, allowing users to load and customize subtitles for their media files. It also offers subtitle synchronization and styling options.
  • Quality Playback: Despite its lightweight nature, MPC delivers high-quality video and audio playback. It can handle HD and Full HD content with ease.
  • Playlist Management: Allows users to create and manage playlists for organizing their media files. You can easily queue up multiple files for continuous playback.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: The player includes a wide range of keyboard shortcuts for various functions, making it convenient for advanced users who prefer keyboard control.
  • Built in Codecs: Comes with a selection of built-in audio and video codecs, reducing the need to install additional codec packs. This contributes to its lightweight design.
  • CD/DVD Playback: It can be used to play audio CDs and DVDs, providing a simple and efficient solution for optical media playback.
  • Screen Capture: Allows users to take screenshots or capture video from within the player. This is useful for creating screen captures or recording video clips.
  • Open Source: Media Player Classic is open source software, meaning its source code is freely available, and the community can contribute to its development.

Media Player Classic is a popular choice for users who appreciate a lightweight, efficient, and straightforward media player. It's particularly suitable for those who want a no-nonsense player that can handle a wide variety of multimedia formats without being resource-intensive. The project is known to have several forks and variations, including MPC-HC (Home Cinema) and MPC-BE (Black Edition), which offer additional features and ongoing development by the community.

Installing Media Player Classic to a USB device

  1. Download the Media Player Classic zip
  2. Extract the contents of the zip to your USB device.
  3. Click mplayerc.exe from the mplayer directory on your USB device to launch the program.