.MUS File Extension

.MUS File Extension

File Type 1

Finale Notation File

Developer MakeMusic
Popularity
3.6  |  98 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format N/A

What is a MUS file?

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 instead of MUS files.

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Programs that open MUS files

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Mac
Updated December 9, 2015
File Type 2

Minecraft Music File

Developer Mojang
Popularity
3.5  |  23 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format Binary

What is a MUS file?

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 muscode.jar can be used to convert Minecraft MUS files to the OGG format.

Programs that open MUS files

Windows
Mac
Linux
Updated January 29, 2019
File Type 3

Electronic Arts Game Music File

Developer Electronic Arts
Popularity
3.4  |  20 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is a MUS file?

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.

Programs that open MUS files

Updated September 25, 2015
File Type 4

Doom Music File

Developer id Software
Popularity
2.8  |  17 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format Binary

What is a MUS file?

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.

Programs that open MUS files

Windows
Free
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XMPlay with MIDI plug-in
Free
Updated November 28, 2014

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