SPC (Audio)

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File Format
Name SPC (Audio)
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Extension(s) .rsn, .spc
This article is about the audio format. For the Atari graphics format, see Spectrum 512 formats. For the certificate format, see PKCS7 certificate.

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SPC is an audio file format designed for playback of native audio from the Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System. SPC files commonly have the extension .spc.

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The format generally consists of four main sections - a file header; a section containing SPC700 register data; an ID666 tag in either text or binary format, containing metadata about the file; and a final section containing RAM and DSP register data. In addition, there may be a fifth section containing Extended ID666 tag data.

There is also a packed / grouped format for SPC files, where groups of files are packed as a solid archive using RAR. This commonly uses the extension .rsn (RAR Super Nintendo)

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