A file with .mpc extension is a Musepack audio file format that uses audio compression with a strong emphasis on high quality. This makes it possible for you to not even notice the sound quality differences of original WAV file and the compressed MPC file. It uses MPEG-1 Layer-2 algorithms to achieve highly optimized compression. Musepack MPC file format is open source with BSD/GNU LGPL license. The SVN repository by Musepack allows to get latest updated code for the codec. Applications that can open MPC files include VLC Media Player, JetAudio, and Winamp in addition to several others.
MPC File Format
MPC file uses the MPEG-1 Layer-2 algorithms to compress the audio files. It is a container-independent format and also allows raw stream encoding. The format doesn’t use any internal clipping and is streamable with sample-accurate cutting. Its Packetized stream allows multiplexing into audio and video containers such as MKV.