Softonic review

A free multimedia player

Media player classic is a free multimedia player that supports various media formats. With its inclusive media file support, you can play any video or audio file stored in your devices such as MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, OGG, FLAC, and more. This app also allows you to play network streams, shares, and drives, as well as DVD ISOs.

Media player classic is similar to apps like VLC for Android and MX Player that offer convenient browsing and playing of different media. These multimedia players also feature app support for gesture control to ensure smooth set-up and usage.

Easy access and browsing of media files

The great thing about Media player classic is that it offers seamless access to your media content. You will need to grant permission for it to open your videos, audio, photos, and other media files. You can enable the app to scan your entire device for content and automatically organize your media collection, or limit which library folders it can access.

The audio category offers more ways to browse your songs and recordings. You can search for a file based on the artist, album, track, or genre it belongs in. It is similar to the browse category, but this one is divided into folders based on the type and storage location of the file. This program also shows a playlist category that compiles the playlists you've made in the app.

You can use the app to watch an online stream, too. However, unlike playing a video or audio file, you'll have to enter the complete network address of the stream you want to watch. That means visiting the live video on your browser or dedicated app and copying the link for it. You'll also have to manually rename the stream once it's added to the list.

Great for local media streaming

While you have to put in a little more effort to watch a stream, Media player classic is still a convenient way to play a local media file. Its automatic file organization and easy-to-navigate interface make it easy to find the content you want. Another huge plus for this app is that it allows you to choose the directories you want it to access.


  • Supports various media formats
  • Automatic media file organization
  • Clean interface
  • Choice for accessing storage location


  • Need to manually add stream links

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User reviews about Media player classic

  • SinShadowFox

    by SinShadowFox

    Horrible program and even worse support. Before Media player classic my windows media player and windows autoplay worked fine but after media player classic appeared on my computer my windows autoplay wouldn't recognize windows media player anymore a More


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