I always use this guide to get MPC-HC up and running. Is it too outdated and should I use anything else?
Why do you need a guide to download CCCP?
I don't know how your playback guide compares to it, but the Coalgirls guide seems to get updated sometimes
MPC-HC + madVR + XySubFilter for optimal playback
CCCP (MPC-HC with xy-VSFilter - (Subtitle rendering at video resolution) - Only use CCCP if you don't have the hardware for madVR (high quality video renderer) and XySubFilter (High resolution subtitle rendering aka subs at desktop res)