yes that was y feeling when MPC_HC was abandoned in the end of 2017 it was the most easy and powerful media players i used.clean/easy and play whatever media you have from low quality JPEG files to HD mkv files. sorry to see it is been thrown away but i am also understand the developers opinionsTrue, but even then the devs can only do so much on the side of whatever makes them money. I like lots of open source projects, but I understand when they wither as the dev moves on or loses interest. I also am skeptical of the holier than thou open source only crowd. Open source doesn't inherently make something great or safe...but that's a topic for a different thread.