.SPC File Extension

SNES Soundtrack File

Developer N/A
4.2  |  15 Votes

What is an SPC file?

Audio file extracted from SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) video games; contains a 16-bit, 32KHz soundtrack; often extracted from an SNES ROM using an SNES emulator.

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SPC files are used for listening to SNES soundtracks with an SPC audio player. SPC stands for "SPC700," the name of the sound chip that is included in SNES games consoles.

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Software Publisher Certificate File

Developer N/A
3.9  |  12 Votes

Digital certificate created by various PKCS (public-key cryptographic standard) programs, such as OpenSSL or Microsoft's .NET Framework File Signing Tool (Signcode.exe); contains a digital signature, which includes a public key that has been encrypted using a private key.

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SPC files are used to digitally sign and authenticate downloaded files and other information on the Web. They can be read by most Web browsers as well as other applications, such as Adobe Reader and email client programs.

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Spectrum 512 Compressed Image

Developer Atari
2.5  |  2 Votes

An SPC file may also be a bitmap image created by Spectrum 512, a paint program for Atari ST systems. SPC files are similar to .SPU files, except that they are compressed. Like SPU files, the images that SPC files contain can consist of up to 512 colors.

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Spectrum 512 was a paint program developed by Boris Tsikanovsky and published by Antic Publishing, in 1987. It is most notable for allowing users to create images that contained up to 512 colors, with 48 unique colors per scan line. (Prior to Spectrum 512's release, images created on the Atari ST could contain only up to 16 colors.)

Images created by Spectrum 512 were saved as SPU, SPC, or SPS files. SPC files are compressed to reduce their file sizes, making them easier to store and share than SPU and SPS files.

NOTE: All Spectrum 512 images are 320 x 200 pixels.

How to open an SPC file

You can open an SPC file with XnViewMP, Netpbm, or Piotr Fusik RECOIL. For example, to open an SPC file with XnViewMP:

  1. Select File → Open... from the program's menu bar.
  2. Navigate to and open your SPC file.

How to convert an SPC file

You can use Piotr Fusik RECOIL, Logipole Konvertor, Deark, Netpbm, or XnViewMP to convert SPC files to more common image formats. For example, the web version of RECOIL can convert SPC files to .PNG files.

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