I want to put a separate video player on the HTPC. I have no plans to play Blu-ray on the HTPC since I have a stand alone Blu-ray player.
I do have both MPC-HC and VLC on my desktop. Every time I run MPC-HC it wants me to install a newer version of some DirectX End-User Runtime program. I already have the latest version of DirectX & from what I recall I needed some other large file to download. I thought that was lot to do just to play a video so I usually use VLC
I don’t have a problem putting MPC-HC on the HTPC, but it almost seems like a bit of overkill to also install another version of DirectX (or whatever it takes), plus a library of filters, plus madvr. Previously I did start reading through the Advance MPC-HC Setup Guide thread, but then thought why not just use VLC. I’m not challenging anybody, I just don’t fully understand all the pros & cons of these 2 programs.