.NBS File Extension

File Type 1

Minecraft Note Block Studio File

Developer David Norgren
4.1  |  29 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format Binary

What is an NBS file?

An NBS file contains an audio project created by Minecraft Note Block Studio (NBS), a third-party program used for making custom music for Minecraft. It stores "note blocks," which are musical notes that are organized to be played back as a song in the game. NBS files also contain metadata about the song, such as the song name, author, and length.

More Information

You will most likely only encounter NBS files if you play Minecraft and are creating custom music for the game with Minecraft Note Block Studio. While the files can be played back in the software to preview the music, they must be exported to the .MID format or to an MCEdit .SCHEMATIC file for inclusion in the Minecraft game.

Along with note blocks and metadata, NBS files may save one or more tracks, which are known as "layers." The files may also store information about custom instruments featured in the song.

NOTE: Minecraft Note Block Studio can import .MID files, so Minecraft users often use this feature to convert favorite MIDI songs and import them into Minecraft.

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Programs that open NBS files

Updated March 3, 2020
File Type 2

NTI Backup Set

Developer NTI
2.4  |  8 Votes
Category Backup Files
Format Binary

What is an NBS file?

Backup file created by NTI Backup Now, a backup and restore program for Windows; references a corresponding NTI Backup File (.NBF extension), which contains the backup data; used for saving and loading the backup set.

More Information

NBS files differ from .NPS files, which are hard drive partition backup sets. An NBS backup is called a "File-Based Backup" in NTI Backup Now, while an NPF backup is called a "Drive-Based Backup."

Programs that open NBS files

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