MPC Audio Decoder

The MPC Audio Decoder (previously known as MPA Decoder) is a comprehensive set of decoders designed to handle a wide range of audio formats.

From popular formats like MP3 and AAC to high-fidelity ones like FLAC and DTS-HD, the MPC Audio Decoder ensures that you can play virtually any audio file with excellent quality and efficiency.

Supported Audio Formats

The strength of the MPC Audio Decoder lies in its extensive support for various audio formats, including but not limited to:

- AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)
- ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)
- APE (Monkey's Audio)
- DSP Group TrueSpeech
- Dolby AC3, Dolby DDPlus, Dolby TrueHD
- FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
- Opus
- MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer III)
- MP4A (MPEG-4 Audio)
- Vorbis
- WMA (Windows Media Audio)
- and more!

To decode DTS, the MPC Audio Decoder uses libdcadec. This addition brings support for decoding DTS 96/24 and DTS-HD MA, enhancing playback quality for these advanced audio formats.

Key Features of MPC Audio Decoder

High Compatibility: The MPC Audio Decoder can handle a wide array of audio formats, ensuring that you can play almost any audio file without needing multiple different decoders.

Quality Playback: With support for high-fidelity formats like FLAC and DTS-HD, the decoder ensures you get top-notch audio quality, making it ideal for audiophiles and professional use.

Efficient Performance: Despite its wide range of supported formats, the MPC Audio Decoder is optimized for performance, providing smooth playback without taxing your system's resources.

Open Source and Free: Many implementations of the MPC Audio Decoder are open-source, allowing users to freely use, modify, and improve the software, fostering a collaborative development environment.

How Does MPC Audio Decoder Work?

The MPC Audio Decoder functions by processing and converting various encoded audio streams into a format that your media player can handle.

In order to install MPA Decoder, you need to use the same installation method that is recommended with DLL and AX codec files. See How to install/uninstall DLL and AX codec files from Guides section. However, an installer is available now.

The latest versions of MPC Audio Decoder have been added several improvements:

- Memory leak fixed.
- Optimized work with the internal buffer.
- avoid accidental connection to .wtv files (Windows Television);
- fixed decoding of some TrueHD streams;
- improved support for bitstreaming when changing device;
- added ability to switch between devices with SPDIF/Bitstream support to the device without such support;
- fixed fast and slow playback modes;
- fixed problems with playback in case of AC3 encoding the source with a frequency different from 44100/48000 Hz;
- fdjusted priorities of selecting a suitable output format; improved output data bitstream for DTS-HD.
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