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File Type 1Finale Notation File

DeveloperMakeMusic
Popularity
4.0 (29 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Music notation format used by Finale and other MakeMusic notation programs; saves data in MIDI format, similar to a .MID file; also contains additional information that can only be read by MakeMusic software.

More Information

MUS files contain music notation information, but do not store actual audio data.

NOTE: After the release of Finale 2014, the program began to use .MUSX files.

Program(s) that open .MUS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
MakeMusic Finale
MakeMusic SmartMusic
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
MakeMusic Finale
MakeMusic SmartMusic
Updated 11/14/2013

File Type 2Doom Music File

Developerid Software
Popularity
3.4 (8 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Audio file used by Doom and other games written with the original Doom engine; similar to a MIDI file but is limited by 9 channels and a file size of 65KB; used as a compact format for playing simple sound tracks during the game.

Program(s) that open .MUS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
id Software Doom
Slade
ZDoom
GZDoom
Nullsoft Winamp with MIDI plug-in
XMPlay
with MIDI plug-in
Updated 11/28/2014

File Type 3Electronic Arts Game Music File

DeveloperElectronic Arts
Popularity
3.3 (4 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Audio file used by Electronic Arts games for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), and PC; saves audio data for the game soundtrack and used for playing background music; often used by the Need For Speed series games.

More Information

Examples of Need for Speed games that use MUS files include Need for Speed: Most Wanted (NFS: MW), Need for Speed: Underground (NFSU), and Need for Speed: Carbon (NFSC). For the PC, NFS: MW stores MUS files in the \SOUND\PFDATA\ game installation directory.

NOTE: The NFSMW Music Extractor program can convert MUS files from NFSMW into many different .WAV files.

Program(s) that open .MUS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
MFAudio
EA Need for Speed: Most Wanted
NFSMW Music Extractor
Updated 7/18/2011

File Type 4Minecraft Music File

DeveloperMojang
Popularity
3.0 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Audio file used by Minecraft, a 3D open-ended sandbox construction game; saves background music played during the game; may also store music played by in-game Music Discs (i.e., virtual CDs).

More Information

MUS files may be plain audio stored in the Ogg Vorbis (.OGG) format, or they may use encryption that cannot be read by standard audio players. A Java tool called musdecode.jar can be used to convert some MUS files to the OGG format.

Program(s) that open .MUS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Mojang Minecraft
musdecode
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Mojang Minecraft
musdecode
Linux LogoLinux
Mojang Minecraft
musdecode
Updated 2/13/2012