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.
VOC is an audio file category format. File format VOC (or Creative Labs Audio File) was created by Creative Labs. Creative Labs was involved in the development of the audio file format in order to store and transfer audio data for its 8-bit and then 16-bit Sound Blaster sound cards. The format is a sound effect, sound clip and instrumental sound, referred to as a voice. To reduce the size, VOC files are compressed. Since this format has already been thoroughly investigated, its file structures have already been described in detail. A .voc file is a digital audio file in VOC format. In the title, it can be easily identified by the text line “Creative Voice File”. The file includes a header, as well as one or more blocks of audio data. Due to PCM / ADPCM audio encoding, VOC files can be easily converted to WAV format. VOC audio files can be played by several universal multimedia players. Sound editors import them. Using many utility converters, you can convert other audio formats to WAV. In many cases, the .voc file type becomes associated with some kind of multimedia processor that is installed on the system.