.MUS File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .MUS file extension:

  1. Minecraft Music File
  2. Electronic Arts Game Music File
  3. Doom Music File

1. Minecraft Music File

Minecraft Music 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).

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.

Software's name License Platforms
Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft Commercial AndroidiOSLinuxMacWindows
muscode muscode Free LinuxMacWindows

Updated: July 15, 2019

2. Electronic Arts Game Music File

Electronic Arts Game Music File
  • Developer Electronic Arts
  • Popularity
    3.3 (28 votes)
  • Category Game Files
  • Format Binary

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.

Software's name License Platforms
EA Need for Speed: Most Wanted EA Need for Speed: Most Wanted Paid Windows
MFAudio MFAudio Free MacWindows

Updated: November 18, 2015

3. Doom Music File

Doom Music 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.

Software's name License Platforms
GZDoom GZDoom Free LinuxMacWindows
id Software Doom id Software Doom Paid Windows
Nullsoft Winamp Nullsoft Winamp Freeware AndroidMacWindows
SLADE SLADE Free LinuxMacWindows
XMPlay with MIDI plug-in XMPlay with MIDI plug-in Free Windows
ZDoom ZDoom Free Windows

Updated: December 5, 2014

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