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.MUS File Extension

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File TypeFinale Notation File
DeveloperMakeMusic
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CategoryAudio Files
File Format Description

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.

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
Updated 11/14/2013

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File TypeDoom Music File
Developerid Software
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CategoryAudio Files
File Format Description

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
Updated 6/4/2012

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File TypeMinecraft Music File
DeveloperMojang
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3.0 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryAudio Files
File Format Description

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).

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
Updated 2/13/2012

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File TypeElectronic Arts Game Music File
DeveloperElectronic Arts
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

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.

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
Updated 7/18/2011