Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) is a free, open source media player for Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) Silently

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 32-bit Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • MPC-HC.x.x.x.x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Media Player Classic Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 32-bit
Vendor:MPC-HC Team
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:MPC-HC.x.x.x.x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\MPC-HC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\MPC-HC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 64-bit Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • MPC-HC.x.x.x.x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Media Player Classic Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 64-bit
Vendor:MPC-HC Team
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:MPC-HC.x.x.x.x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\MPC-HC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 32-bit Silent Install with Logging

MPC-HC.x.x.x.x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\MPC-HC32-Install.log"

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 64-bit Silent Install with Logging

MPC-HC.x.x.x.x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\MPC-HC64-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) to “C:\MPC-HC”

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 32-bit

MPC-HC.x.x.x.x86.exe /DIR="C:\MPC-HC" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 64-bit

MPC-HC.x.x.x.x64.exe /DIR="C:\MPC-HC" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Media Player Classic Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Media Player Classic 32-bit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MPC-HC.x.x.x.x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon,!desktopicon\user

Media Player Classic 64-bit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MPC-HC.x.x.x.x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon,!desktopicon\user

Disable Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) Auto Update Check

You can disable the Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) automatic check for updates by adding the following registry key.

  • Run the following command once for each user
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\MPC-HC\MPC-HC\Settings" /v UpdaterAutoCheck /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

How to Uninstall Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\MPC-HC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\MPC-HC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Media Player Classic (MPC-HC) 64-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\MPC-HC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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