When you are using VideoLAN VLC Media Player, you will find out that it saves the last time position at which a video file was playing. So if you open the same video file again in the future, VLC Media Player will resume playing at exactly the last position where you left it.
But no such resuming of the last position takes place when you close the video in the Media Player Classic – Home Cinema (MPC-HC). In fact, it also has a similar option using which we can resume the last playing position instantly. This option is not enabled by default and must be manually enabled. Here is how:
- Launch Media Player Classic – Home Cinema. Click on the File menu and choose Options from there.
- In the Options window, select Player from the left side list.
- In the right-side, find the section History and enable options for Keep history of recently opened files and Remember File Position. If you want it to remember the last position of DVD video too, then you can enable the option Remember DVD Position as well.
- Click on the OK button to save the settings and close the options window.
- You have to restart MPC-HC once to make it load the new settings.
So this is the way we can enable resuming the last play position of both the video files and the DVD or CD video. There is also another way for enabling these options through the Windows Registry which is explained below:
- Launch Windows Registry Editor by clicking on the Start button and entering regedit.
- In the Registry Editor navigate to HKCU\SOFTWARE\MPC-HC\MPC-HC\Settings.
- Create three REG_DWORD values under this key named KeepHistory, RememberFilePos, RememberDVDPos and set their values to 1.
- Close Registry Editor.
- Now when you watch a video on MPC-HC, it will save the last play position.
The last play position of various videos you watch in MPC-HC is saved in the Windows Registry. If you watch a complete video, then its position is not saved for obvious reason.