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  1. Member
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: United States
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    Hello,
    I play WMV files on Media Player Classic (works better than VLC for WMV)
    I had version 6.4.9.1 from the K-Lite Codec Pack.
    But recently the playback started to get jumpy/hashed instead of going smoothly (I don't know how to explain and I hope you know what I mean).
    I decided to install Media Player Classic HomeCinema v1.1.604.0.

    When I open a file from the player it now plays fine.
    But when I try to open a file from the explorer, MPC opens but then it says "File Not Found"

    Can someone please help me.

    My OS is XP Pro SP2
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  2. right click on what you want to open. select open with. choose program/browse. navigate to where you installed mpch. select the .exe, and close. it should now be able to locate the program to open the file with.
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  3. Member
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: United States
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    Thanks minidv2dvd
    The problem is not in locating the program. When I click on the video file, MPCHC opens without any problem.
    But then there is the message at the bottom of the player as shown on the attached picture.

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  4. sorry i thought it couldn't find the program itself. weird one. maybe try downloading the latest version of mpc itself and try that rather than mpchc. i use mpc all the time and have no problems loading or playing vids.
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  5. Member gadgetguy's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2002
    Location: West Mitten, USA
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    I had the same problem and I solved it by:
    1 Open Folder Options under Tools in Windows Explorer.
    2 Select the File Types tab
    3 Scroll down and click on the file type (in my case it was m2v)
    4 Click Advanced
    5 Click New
    6 Under Action enter "Play with MPCHC" (without the quotes)
    7 Click Browse, locate and 'open' the program (mplayerc.exe)
    8 Click OK
    9 Click OK
    10 Close Folder Options.

    After doing the above, when you right click the file you should have the option "Play with MPCHC" in the dropdown.
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    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Location: Spain
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    I have had this problem with Media Player Classic on several computers. What happens is that when you associate the file type, say MOV, with MPC, Windows creates the line "C:\Program Files\MplayerClassic\mplayerc.exe" %1 where %1 means the file being clicked. For some reason that does not work with MPC but if you enclose the %1 in parenthesis the command will work: "C:\Program Files\MplayerClassic\mplayerc.exe" "%1".

    'Hope that helps.
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  7. Originally Posted by fontana
    I have had this problem with Media Player Classic on several computers. What happens is that when you associate the file type, say MOV, with MPC, Windows creates the line "C:\Program Files\MplayerClassic\mplayerc.exe" %1 where %1 means the file being clicked. For some reason that does not work with MPC but if you enclose the %1 in parenthesis the command will work: "C:\Program Files\MplayerClassic\mplayerc.exe" "%1".

    'Hope that helps.
    The former wouldn't work if there were spaces in the path. Because space is a delineator in command line arguments.
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  8. Member nbarzgar's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2004
    Location: Germany
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    Originally Posted by fontana
    I have had this problem with Media Player Classic on several computers. What happens is that when you associate the file type, say MOV, with MPC, Windows creates the line "C:\Program Files\MplayerClassic\mplayerc.exe" %1 where %1 means the file being clicked. For some reason that does not work with MPC but if you enclose the %1 in parenthesis the command will work: "C:\Program Files\MplayerClassic\mplayerc.exe" "%1".

    'Hope that helps.
    Great, solved the same problem for me - exactly as stated! Thanks fontana!
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    Join Date: Jul 2013
    Location: Auckland New Zealand
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    I have found a fix. I have tryed alot of thing reccomended on alot of other fourms about this same problem. None worked for me, then I saw that the Media player Classic was located in
    "C:\Program Files\MPC-HC\mplayerc.exe"
    but when I associate the file type for avi with MPC-HC windows creates the following line
    "C:\Program Files\Media Player Classic - Home Cinema\mplayerc.exe" "%1"

    Notice windows created the wrong line. It shouuld have created the line:
    "C:\Program Files\MPC-HC\mplayerc.exe" "%1"
    but it created
    "C:\Program Files\Media Player Classic - Home Cinema\mplayerc.exe" "%1"

    So for a quick fix I went to My Computer> C drive> Program Files and renamed MPC-HC with Media Player Classic - Home Cinema. And It has fixed it. I can now play my avi files using MPC-HC

    If you can't be bothered reading the ubove then follow the instructions below:

    1: Locate C:\Program Files\MPC-HC (or where ever you installed MPC-HC)
    2: Rename the folder 'MPC-HC' to 'Media Player Classic - Home Cinema' (without the quotes)
    3: Check if it works
    4: If it dosn't then read everything ubove, it's all I can do to help.
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