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What is an MPC Audio File

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we have been given some audio mpc files, not sure what they are, we can't play them in this format,

what do we need to play them in

or can we can convert them to mp3's or wav file

thanks joan
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Hi joanb!

You can convert MPC files to MP3 format with this shareware:

http://www.mp3towav.org/Audio-Converter/

http://download.com.com/3000-2140-10239625.html
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As to what kind of file this is: MPC is a MusePack file, another lossy audio compression format similar to Vorbis and MP3. It's supposed to be very high quality at medium bitrates (128-192kbps), but has never really caught on as much as Vorbis or MP3.
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Also, if you have Winamp, you may install a plugin to play MPC's:

http://rarewares.org/mpc.html

..scroll down to:
Musepack Winamp Plugin
Musepack decoder plugin for Winamp2/5 (in_mpc)
Download the file, and click to install in your Winamp plugins directory.
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"You can convert MPC files to MP3 format with this shareware:
http://www.mp3towav.org/Audio-Converter/
http://download.com.com/3000-2140-10239625.html"

These are both CRIPPLEWARE not shareware.  The first converts only 75% of your file and the second only 60%.
-DF
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CONVERTING MPC TO MP3

Converting/Decoding .mpc to .wav (using frontend AND decoder files)
http://www.musepack.net/index.php?pg=win

Converting/Encoding .wav to .mp3 is optional, or I use EAC (Exact Audio Copy w/Lame Encoder).
http://www.exactaudiocopy.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lame/

Making old posts useful again.
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darkfriend,

Some shareware has limited functionality until you purchase it. Some programs give you enough information during your trial period to make a decision to purchase. The software suggested is not advertised as freeware.
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You can use FreeMPC (freeware) to listen and convert the MPC files to MP3: http://www.canudo.net/derelict/freempc

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