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MPC-HC is dead

Post by Oblid on Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:19 pm

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…

For quite a few months now, or even years, the number of active developers has been decreasing and has inevitably reached zero. This, unfortunately, means that the project is officially dead and this release would be the last one.

…Unless some people step up that is."...

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https://mpc-hc.org/2017/07/16/1.7.13-released-and-farewell/

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by Admin on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:46 pm

K-Lite contains a custom build of MPC-HC that contains additional fixes and improvements compared to the officials builds. This will continue in the future. The internal codecs that MPC-HC uses are also still actively maintained.

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by monkie on Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:26 am

K-Lite could use a custom build of MPC-HC but what will you do in future since there will be no new feature added in the app? Do you mean you will take over the project?

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:08 pm

It doesn't need any big new features. It already has all important functionality. It hasn't had major changes in the past few years either. The important parts (such as the internal codecs) are external components, which are still actively maintained.

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:26 pm

And there will be fixes whenever necessary.

If you look at the changelog of other popular players, like VLC, you will notice that almost all changes are related to its internal codecs. Almost no changes at all to the player itself (GUI, options, etc). That is because VLC is a mature player just like MPC-HC is. Sure, more features can always be added, but most users don't need anything extra, and it only makes it more bloated.

The beauty of MPC-HC that it is very modular. The internal codecs (LAV Filters) are an external project that is still actively maintained. MediaInfo is an external component. MadVR is an external component. All still very much alive and kicking.

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by monkie on Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:31 pm

So mature players like MPC-HC, VLC, etc. will keep running on majority of PC devices as long as no revolutionary technologies need to be implemented which requires app architecture change.

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:44 pm

MPC has been around for 20 years now. That isn't suddenly going to change. It has been 'abandoned' a few times before.

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by monkie on Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:50 pm

Yes, MPC-HC has been evolved a lot from original MPC. Hope it will survive with those external add-ons as long as it can satisfy users there.

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by Xemidra on Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:11 pm

How much different are the custom builds from the official ones?
When can we expect the v1.7.13 build implemented?

I'm really glad we will still get support for MPC-HC. That program alone is the reason I'm still on Windows. Moments like this make's you appreciate projects like MPC-HC and K-Lite Codec Pack.

Cheers!

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Re: MPC-HC is dead

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm

The differences in the custom build are small, but nonetheless useful.

Latest version of K-Lite contains MPC-HC 1.7.11.41. Literally the only change after that has been the version number bump to 1.7.13. So if you use latest K-Lite you are already fully up-to-date.

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