Media Player Classic for Win2k/XP 6.4.9.1 Revision 107

A user-friendly and intuitive application that is basically an enhanced version of Windows Media Player 6.4 and enables users to play videos
The software market is filled with a multitude of applications that specialize in playing multimedia files, while at the same time supporting a wide range of formats. Media Player Classic is such a tool, meant to provide users with an out-of-the-box solution for enjoying their songs and videos.

Intuitive, simple and efficient

Media Player Classic is a very simple yet effective way to play video files on one's computer, without having to install complex applications that may sometimes hamper the overall performance.

Even though it can be considered an old-school application, it can still perform as well as the more recent utilities, even surpassing them at times. The interface is, clean and simple, and users do not need to rely on fancy or glossy buttons to control the video.

The minimalistic interface that provides the basic buttons required for playing a multimedia file, such as play, pause or stop. However, right-clicking the main window reveals advanced options such as window resize, navigation controllers, filters or subtitle manager.

Play a large variety of formats

The Options section is feature-packed and is meant to help users customize the application to meet their exact requirements, including making Media Player Classic the default player for various formats. It can play both PC and DVD media files without any hassle, while still minimizing loading times so as not to keep users waiting.

Since it is a simple solution to play multimedia files, Media Player Classic is directly dependent on a number of codecs. In other words, users need to manually download the necessary codecs for opening certain files. Otherwise, it remains a great app that is fully compatible with all Windows-supported formats.

In conclusion

To sum it up, Media Player Classic is a quick, but practical solution to enjoy a good movie after a hard day at work, or simply listen to a selection of preferred songs. The interface gets you up and running with no time and playback is flawless, making it definitely a keeper.

Reviewed by on July 7th, 2014

Also available: Portable Media Player Classic


our in-depth analysis
Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
last updated on:
July 7th, 2014, 11:54 GMT
file size:
2 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Gabest
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Video \ Video Players
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What's New in This Release:
  • Added Win7/8 Support
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Application description

Window Media Player Classic is a compact but powerful program that has all the basic options of a media player. It has...

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