.MPC File Extension

File Type 1

Musepack Compressed Audio File

Developer Musepack
2.7  |  16 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format N/A

What is an MPC file?

Audio file compressed with Musepack audio compression; based on MPEG-1 Layer-2 (.MP2) algorithms, but with several improvements; not as popular as .MP3 compression, but recognized as having higher-quality sound.

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Programs that open or reference MPC files

Updated May 1, 2018
File Type 2

Electronic Arts MPCh Video File

Developer Electronic Arts
2.7  |  3 Votes
Category Video Files
Format N/A

What is an MPC file?

An MPC file is a video file saved in the Electronic Arts MPCh format, which is used by various PlayStation 2 games, such as FIFA 2007 and Need for Speed: Underground. It is typically used to store title and logo sequences, opening movies, and in-game cutscenes.

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MPC files are uncommon since they are only packaged with PlayStation 2 games. You will most likely only encounter them if you dump the resource files from a game onto your computer or if someone shares an MPC video with you that was dumped from a game.

NOTE: .MAD video files are also utilized in various Electronic Arts video games for PlayStation 2.

How to open an MPC file

You can open MPC files with VideoLAN VLC media player in Windows, macOS, or Linux. To open an MPC file, select Media → Open File... or drag and drop the MPC file onto VLC media player.

Programs that open MPC files

Updated August 28, 2020

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