What is mplayerc.exe?

The genuine mplayerc.exe file is a software component of Media Player Classic by Gabest.
Mplayerc.exe is an executable file that runs the Media Player Classic, a light-weight, open source media player that supports playback for a large number of video and audio formats. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Media Player Classic is built for the Windows platform. It features an interface similar to the old, lightweight Windows Media Player 6.4 but provides many modern-day options and features. The program is based on the DirectShow architecture. DirectShow is a multimedia framework and API created by Microsoft for other software developers. Media Player Classic is part of the Guliverkli project currently hosted on SourceForge. Development of the program had stalled in 2006 but the project was continued by the community at the Doom9 forum. Doom9 is a website launched in 2000 that features information on manipulating digital audio and video, as well as digital copyrights. The forum was created by an Austrian college student as an online guide to digital video encoding and DVD ripping.

MPlayerC stands for Media Player Classic

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mplayerc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mplayerc.exe file information

The process known as Media Player Classic belongs to software K-Lite Codec Pack (version 3.9.0 Full) or Media Player Classic by Gabest (

Description: Mplayerc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mplayerc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,128 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 4,411,392 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. Mplayerc.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using mplayerc.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of K-Lite Codec Pack or K-Lite Codec Pack 3.9.0 Full (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify mplayerc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mplayerc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mplayerc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This is mediaplayer classic
a alternative Media Player-very fast
Great little media player.
Media Player Classic--Alternative for Windows MP.Usually downloaded and installed within K-Lite Codec Pack. Would investigate any other location. Actual MPC has shortcut in start menu.
  Frank---- elcon10342   (further information)
instalation de ce programe
media player classic - non-bloated media player that plays darn near everything
    (further information)
Very nice tiny media player, Check the website to get a safe unmodified version
  Anubis   (further information)
not harmful, can handle DVDs without installed codecs // ungefährlich, spielt DVDs ohne installierte Codecs
Media player classic, very nice but try vlc ( instead
USe it on ALL of our systems.
  Alpha Centuri  

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Summary: Average user rating of mplayerc.exe: based on 18 votes with 10 user comments. 10 users think mplayerc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mplayerc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mplayerc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mplayerc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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