One outstanding feature of MPC-BE that makes it preferable to MPC-HC is that Shoutcast and Icecast track info is displayed in the information bar. Why the MPC-HC team think that this feature request is so 'trivial' it can be ignored for years beats me. Even though MPC-BE uses similar internal filters used in older versions of MPC-HC, it can open Icecast 3mu and Shoutcast pls files. I found that after disabling the internal http/udp source filter I could use the LAV Splitter Source to play Shoutcast streams. This suggests that you could use the LAV Splitter Source to play rtsp/rtp streams, which if possible would open up possibilities for streaming media not possible before the MPC-HC/LAV union. I found that I cannot navigate DVDs using the mouse in the menus inside the video window and I cannot select the title or chapter menu from 'Navigate' in the menu bar. Room for improvement in DVD navigation. The built in FLV1/4 video decoder is useless because of freezing and dropped frames and CPU usage goes to 100%. I would prefer MPC-BE without internal filters and to be bundled with LAV filters which could be installed as external filters as an option during the main MPC-BE install.
Other than MPC-HC and other 'mods' it does not support record/play open Device if a Tuner such as Radio or TV DVB is connected in my case TerraTec USB DVB Stick. So I can not watch TV with it. Screenshot from mpc-hc by xhmikosr.1f0.de how it should work but failed with MPC-BE: i50.tinypic.com/517m1g.jpg
2 Stars For Basic File Management... Sorry, but seems silly to have no delete file functionality in MPC-BE. Should be able to define a HotKey -- like Del – to delete unwanted files as they are being played. People have gone to the extent or writing scripts and patches to do this, but complicated to apply... Also, if one has to manually configure a hotkey to get MPC-BE to send a file to the recycle bin, then it would be obvious to that user where those files are going. Thus, it would be unnecessary and unfriendly to have to confirm each & every file delete – especially if having to work your way through a long list of files... And after file deletion, then just go to the next file in that directly – no playlist nonsense... Otherwise, works great... Thanks