MPC (Musepack Compressed Audio File)

The MPC Audio file format

MPC files are the result of compressing an audio file using Musepack audio compression. The files can be compared to MP2 files, but they have been further developed from this base. While MPC files have a considerably better audio quality than MP3 files, they are still far lesser known.

Technical details of MPC files

MPC is the format that succeeded the MP+N format that has been formerly used by Musepack to compress audio files. Most standard audio players are able to open MPC files. If not, there may be a plug-in that enables them to.

More information about the MPC file format

File extension .mpc
File category Audio
Associated programs Aqualung
JRiver Media Center
Nullsoft Winamp (plug-in needed)
VideoLAN VLC media player
Useful links More information About Musepack
Developer Musepack