A video and audio multimedia player from the original Media Player Classic.
Media Player Classic - Black Edition is a stylish and competent version of the Media Player Classic application which was a project created to mimic the original Media Player on Windows systems.
The media player itself contains a number of different features, namely the ability to play a wide variety of video and audio formats.
After loading a video file, right-clicking it will pop up a context menu with access many of the main features of Media Player Classic - Black Edition: zooming, pan and scan, navigation, filters, shares, audio, subtitles, rendering settings, etc. The subtitle system also provides a search function of online subtitle databases.
Though Media Player Classic has been overtaken by other open source multimedia solutions like VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic - Black Edition sticks true to its fan-base and continues to develop improvements and additional features.
Overall, Media Player Classic - Black Edition presents a beautiful user interface along with all of the best features you'd expect from even a commercial application, even superseding paid features.
Features of Media Player Classic - Black Edition
- Advanced options: Customizable settings and hotkeys.
- Aspect ratio: Change video aspect ratio on the fly.
- Audio effects: Enhance sound with equalizer and DSP.
- Bookmarks: Jump to specific points in a movie.
- Capture: Record videos and audio streams.
- Chapters: Access individual chapters in a video.
- Codecs: Full range of audio and video codecs.
- Lightweight: Easy on system resources.
- Playlists: Create and manage playlists.
- Skins: Change the look and feel of the player.
- Smooth playback: Uninterrupted audio and video.
- Streaming: Stream videos from the web.
- Subtitles: Ability to add, remove and customize subtitles.
- Video options: Adjust brightness, contrast and saturation.
- Zoom: Zoom in and out of a video.
Compatibility and License
Is Media Player Classic - Black Edition free to download?
Media Player Classic - Black Edition is a free application released under the GPLv3 license on Windows from media players. With software released under the open source GPLv3 license, anybody can download, install, run and distribute the software with little in terms of restrictions. The latest version we have is 1.6.10 and is available to download here.
What version of Windows can Media Player Classic - Black Edition run on?
Media Player Classic - Black Edition can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.