MPC is one of the files of the Audio category. This unlicensed file format is intended to store audio information. The MPC format (i.e. Musepack Compressed Audio File) was created by Musepack. Musepack is a lossy compression scheme developed by German programmer Andree Buschmann. He started creating the codec in 1997. At that time he had the name MP +. The developer was not satisfied with the existing quality of MP3 coding. The algorithm is based on MP2 (MPEG-1 Layer 2), where there are 32 frequency bands, but with significant improvements. Over the past years, it has undergone revision and has become much better. It is currently at a more advanced stage, which contains highly optimized and unpatented source code. The MPC encoding quality at high bitrates (160 Kbps and more) is much higher than the quality that MP3 provides. During coding, a different psychoacoustic compression algorithm is used. In MPC, frequencies that ignore MP3 encoders do not disappear. The specificity of MPC is the fine tuning of psychoacoustics. This provides the ability to operate with pure VBR encoding (variable bit rate encoding). The main task of Musepack is to obtain the highest transparency of sound.
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.