MP3 is the most common music (sound) file format. This format was developed by Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. This format for storing and transmitting music (sound) files in digital form uses signal compression technology. That is why, unlike the previously widespread WAV format, MP3 files (full name - MPEG Audio Layer-3) are much smaller in size, and their sound quality is much higher. The MP3 format was one of the first and most successful sound compression methods. One of the important characteristics of this process is the degree of compression, that is, how much data is transferred per unit of time. Standard MP3 encoding is from 64 to 320 kb / s.
QCP is an audio file category format. It has the full name Qualcomm PureVoice Audio File, since the format was developed by Qualcomm. The main application is the preservation of various types of recorded sound. The development of this format was in the company specifically for recording, storage and playback of all frequencies of the human voice. Files with the .QCP extension are most often used specifically for recording human voices, as well as for processing pauses that are natural for human speech. QCP files are also widely used for recording ringtones for mobile phones. They are very often applied as a sound attachment to emails. The standard plugin for many email programs is the PureVoice Player-Recorder program, which allows you to listen to the email application as a file with the .QCP extension. Also on any device, you can install the PureVoice SDK plugin, which allows you to listen to sound files with the extension .QCP. QCP belongs to the category of container formats. He can not independently set the encoding parameters of sound files. Inside the file with the extension .QCP there are files that use the EVRC or QCELP method for encoding.