A lot of people like JRiver because they do all the setup and configuration for you. Then you pick between a couple of settings (Standard, High Quality, etc) depending on how powerful your system is. They only allow the program to use/install known working filters/programs - and it is easy to switch between them to find something that works. With MPC-HC + MediaBrowser you have to figure out what works and how to set it up. Some folks have done that for you and created guides. I think the Asassin guide at the top (sticky) shows how to set up everything in your combination. Of course the specific hardware you have affects things too, so it takes some trial and error even with a guide.