An mpc file extension is associated with the MusePack audio files encoded by MusePack audio codec.

There are 4 other file types using
the MPC file extension!

mpc icon.mpc - Microsoft Project calendar file

empty icon.mpc - MP3 Collector MP3 collection data

empty icon.mpc - VersaPro compiled motion block

mpc icon.mpc - Magick persistent cache image file format

MPC file extension - MusePack audio data

What is mpc file? How to open mpc files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

The mpc file extension is related to Musepack, a purely variable bitrate codec that does not work at a constant bitrate.

A big part of Musepack's quality comes from its highly variable bitrate handling which results in low bitrate for less demanding regions of the audio data and higher bitrate where it's needed.

This allows mpc files to be as small as possible and not lose any valuable bits like encoders that work at a constant bitrate.

After all, the purpose of a lossy audio encoder is to provide the highest possible quality at the lowest possible file size, and Musepack represents progress, as opposed to old, suboptimal legacy methods.

The mpc is an audio file format like MP3. To play, try use some plug-in for your player eg. MusePack Winamp Plugin

File extension mpc replaces old file format with file extension MP+.

MIME types:

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open mpc file:

MusePack  Microsoft Windows software

MusePack is an audio lossy compression format based on MPEG-1 Layer-2 / MP2 algorithms.

Help how to open:

You should be able to play the files in Media Player with the DirectShow Filter.
With Winamp, just install the Winamp plug-in.

How to convert:

Search for audio converter software to convert mpc file format into another audio and music format.

Find conversions from mpc file:

mpc to aac

mpc to ac3

mpc to aiff

mpc to avi

mpc to flac

mpc to mp3

mpc to mp4

Find converter to mpc file type:

flac to mpc

m4a to mpc

mp3 to mpc

wmv to mpc

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 50 2B 07
ASCII code: MP+

Related links:

MPC info

List of software applications associated to the .mpc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mpc file, edit mpc file, convert mpc file, view mpc file, play mpc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting mpc files.

Software that open mpc file - MusePack audio data

Programs supporting the exension mpc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about MediaMonkey for open mpc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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