Solved

What is an MPC Audio File

Posted on 2004-04-04
7
262,185 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
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
0
Comment
Question by:joanb
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Daydreams earned 500 total points
ID: 10753034
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
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Daydreams
ID: 10753079
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.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Daydreams
ID: 10760904
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.
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:darkfriend
ID: 14350040
"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
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:darkfriend
ID: 14350260
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.
-DF
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Daydreams
ID: 14350342
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:bass20
ID: 20513581
You can use FreeMPC (freeware) to listen and convert the MPC files to MP3: http://www.canudo.net/derelict/freempc

Regards
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Many programs have tried to outwit PowerPoint in terms of technology and skill. These programs, however, still lack several characteristics that PowerPoint has possessed from the start. Here's why PowerPoint replacements won't entirely work for desi…
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
Users will learn how to set proper sequence settings, scale images, paste attributes, add transitions, fades, and music. Open up Final Cut Pro 7 and Create a new Project: Set the Sequence Settings. a) Click File > Easy Setup > Format > Apple ProRe…
This video will demonstrate how to customize windows, tools, and control bars, and save them as screen sets. Open and resize windows: Customize the toolbar: Customize the control bar: Customize your tool selections: Your screen set is alread…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now