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MPC file format
Compressed audio files form MPC files and makes use of the Musepack audio compression. The development of MPC started in 1977 and it is currently under the management of the Musepack Development Team. The files are comparable to MP2 files but have gone through extensive development from this base. MPC file are less popular despite having a significantly better quality than MP3 files.
MPC file format was developed after the MP+N file format and was previously used by Musepack in the compression of audio files. MPC files can be opened using standard audio players. If files cannot be opened using an audio player, then an add-on can be used. Optimization of Musepack is mainly done for transparent encoding and only a small number of optimizations have been created at bit rates that are low.