2. Make it work!
3. Fink (latest mppdec version)
4. Requirements, license, history...
mpc2aiff is a front-end interface
for the command-line utility mppdec (by Frank
Klemm), which will decode mpc files (musepack's mpeg plus; other
supported extensions are "mpp" or "mp+") to aif format.
If you usually surf the web and share music, then you should know what
is this format (or at least the mac-unplayable ".mpc" extension), a
high quality compression algorithm based on MPEG.
mpc2aiff will convert these files to ".aif", suitable to
burn to a CD or whatever other utility you give them (such as convert
them to mp3).
NEW! Also, as for version 1.2, you can also encode wav files to mpc.
Reported at Versiontracker a way to play mpc files on your
mac (under a Fink installation). Read
The guy which compiled the a past version of mppdec (Etienne Petitjean)
maybe is working in a plugin for iTunes, so you we'll be able, luckilly,
to play these nativelly in our macs!
2. Make it work!
Easy! Simply drop your "mpc" files into the text list (or manually
via the "Add..." button), choose a format (aif, wav or raw) and
press "Go!"... Optionally, you can join all your mpc files into
a single output. If you drop also wav files (in order to convert them to mpc), setup a "quality" in the wav2mpc section.
If conversion is successful, it will throw "OK" to
the console. Otherwise, you'll see a detailed error explaining, suitable
to know what
is the problem
(eg, the file
is corrupted) or to send me it as a bug report (if you are pretty
sure this is a bug of mine).
I'm very interested in Fink's version
1. Go to MacUpdate or VersionTracker & search for "Fink".
2. Download & install. If you find some problems, read its docs. It
is very easy!
3. In the same ".dmg" distribution of Fink, you should find a
folk called "FinkCommander". If doesn't, gotoAndDownloadIt to
MU or VT. Execute it. Choose "mppdec" and install it (precompiled
or from source).
4. Go to mpc2aiff and check "Use Fink" (this will point to your
new "/sw/bin/mppdec" binary). You are done!
3. Requirements, license,
- Tested only under Jaguar, OS 10.2.x.
This product is freeware; mppdec was made by Frank
You may not try contacting us about this product.
But for feedback, suggestions, bugs, donations... Mail
NOTE: mpc2aiff is a simple GUI to "mppdec".
So, most of errors may be redirected directly to Frank Klemm. The
kind of errors/bugs
related to mpc2aiff are all those not redirected to the console.
If your error is logged at the console, you'll find there mppdec's
License: This is a beta app. Here it works so far,
but may freeze your system, delete all files in your HD or whatever
disasters you can imaginate.
Anyway, mpc2aiff shouldn't do nothing
dangerous to your files.
mpc2aiff v. 1.2, April 23, 2004
-Added support for mppdec's newest version (1.15r), compiled by Dibrom.
-Added mppenc, which allows encoding wav files to mpc format.
-Now, files are never overwritten, and new files are renamed sequentially.
-Added Spanish and French localization of docs (this one thanks to Gautier Michelin).
-Added French localization (Laurent Ernwein), German (Mirco Ropic) and italian (Paolo Santi)... Thanks!
mpc2aiff v. 1.1, December 18, 2003
-Optimized for Panther.
-Some GUI renices and a little preferences window, due to Mr. Radic's suggestions (thanks!).
-Added Spanish localization. Do you wanna localize? Ctrl-click "mpc2aiff" and "show package contents". Go to "Contents/Resources". Duplicate one of "English.lproj" or "Spanish.lproj" and rename it to match your language (eg, “French.lproj”). Edit both "Localized.strings" and "MainMenu.nib" (you need developer tools installed to edit this one). Send me back the stuff.
mpc2aiff v. 1.0, August 23, 2003
-mpc2aiff bundles now the latest mppdec version (1.1), compiled for OS X by Etienne
-When you join multiple files into a single destination, now the output file
is renamed sequentially, instead of overwritten.
mpc2aiff v. 1.0b4, August 8, 2003
-After some requests, I gave a try to Fink and successfully made work mpc2aiff
using the newest compilation of mppdec (v. 1.1-2). mpc2aiff will now support
mppdec's newest version, but you
Fink and mppdec manually (it's easy!).
mpc2aiff v. 1.0b3, August 7, 2003
-Fixed a silly bug when output several files to a single one (thanks to Thomas
mpc2aiff v. 1.0b2, April 1, 2003
-Second beta release.
-Removed a limitation when certain files were not processed.
-Added capability to produce "wav" and "raw" formats, appart from "aiff".
-Added capability to join multiple input files into a single destination.
-Several GUI improvements.
mpc2aiff v. 1.0b1, March 28, 2003
-First beta release.