When comparing MPC-HC vs Resonic, the Slant community recommends Resonic for most people. In the question“What are the best music players for Windows?” Resonic is ranked 13th while MPC-HC is ranked 16th.
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Pro Supports H.265, and has for over 2 years
VLC only recently improved their support for H.265 in Feb 2015, before that it didn't work as well as MPC-HC's.
Pro Supports frame stepping with Ctrl+Left/Right
Useful for game development frame debugging. Your average user won't need this. VLC has frame advance, but it's hidden and non-intuitive; I'm not sure if VLC can step backwards, I don't think it can. So, MPC-HC is better in my book for that functionality.
Pro Clean interface
Pro Portable version available
Pro Pure sound
Pro Has a waveform seekbar and analyzers
Has a big single-click waveform seekbar and three real-time analyzer visualizations by default.
Pro WASAPI/ASIO support
High-end audio cards can be easily used to their full potential without any additional software due to WASAPI (Player and Pro) and ASIO (Pro) support.
Pro Supports all formats
WAV, BWF, RF64, AIFF, AIFC, FLAC, APE, ALAC, WV, TTA, DSF, DFF, MP3, MP2, MP1, M4A, MP4, AAC, MPC, MP+, OGG, OPUS, SPX, WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, MP4, WMV, AVI (certain codecs), MID, RMI, KAR, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD
About 8 MB, and about 11 MB with the integrated Soundfont for its MIDI playback synthesizer. Native application, no dependencies (no .NET runtime).
Pro Most actions can be done with a single click
Most actions can be done without having to double-click. Things like navigating folders, playing files, seeking audio, changing volume are all done with a single-click.
Con Windows only
MPC-HC supports only Windows operating systems.
Con No playlists
Or not yet, at least in the forums they say they're working on it