MPC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a MPC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MPC files.

What is a MPC file?

Files that contain the .mpc file extension are most commonly associated with the Musepack software application. MPC files contain compressed audio files. The MPC file format is based on an improved variation of the MPEG-1 Layer-2 algorithm.

While MPC files are not as popular as MP3 files, they are known to have a better sound quality than what MP3 files provide, even though the file size is smaller.

The Microsoft Project software program also uses the .mpc file suffix. This application uses MPC files for the calendar files that are created with the program.

The VersaPro software program also uses the .mpc file suffix. These MPC files used by this program contain compiled motion block files.

How to open MPC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MPC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MPC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension MPC

While we know of one file format using the .MPC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MPC file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MPC files. Remember, different programs may use MPC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOM AudioGOM AudioUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MPC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MPC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!