Music Discs (previously named Records) are items that can be played in jukeboxes. They play music made by C418. Despite the music files themselves being saved in a playable .ogg format, custom music cannot be used unless a modification is installed.
The player can achieve this by positioning a creeper between a skeleton and themselves, then attracting the skeleton's fire. Since 1.2, mobs no longer attack a second target unless their first target is either killed or out of range, meaning the creeper does not have to be a 1-shot-kill like before. Skeletons will only fire if they are within 15 blocks of the player, so it is recommended that you hunt with speed potions, and be ready to sprint away or sprint attack the creeper if it gets too close. Creepers have 20 health points, or 10 hearts, so it is recommended that you hit them three times with an iron sword (3 hearts damage), then attract a skeleton to one-shot-kill them. This also gives you a single chance to sprint-hit the creeper away if it gets too close. It is also recommended that you make the chase occur within either a plains or desert biome - or some other almost very flat land - so that you can look at the creeper and skeleton without having to look behind you for obstacles.
It is also possible to build a contraption capable of trapping the skeleton and creeper in such a way that the skeleton tries to shoot you through the creeper, but the creeper cannot attack the skeleton. A relatively simple design using pressure plates and pistons to trap the two mobs in their appropriate places is quite effective. Previous designs were typically based on luring each mob into a hole, however, these ceased to be effective with the upgraded mob AI.
Please note, these tracks have been shortened to 30 seconds on the wiki, due to an agreement with the author to allow them onto the wiki. This does not apply to "11".
|Icon||Track name||Description||Track||Length (time)|
|13||An ambient track consisting mostly of cave noises, metallic clinks, splashes, wind blowing, and muffled bow firings.||
|cat||An upbeat, synthetic melody. In the .minecraft directory, the music disc plays another tune by C418, titled Dog.||
|blocks||An upbeat, retro melody.||
|chirp||An upbeat, catchy tune.||
|far||A calm, relaxing, nature-like melody.||
|mall||A calm piece of serene music.||
|mellohi||A slow, slightly melancholic waltz.||
|stal||A moderate jazz-like piece.||
|strad||A tropical-sounding synth piece.||
|ward||The record starts off with an excerpt from Chopin's Funeral March played on synth organ but goes into an electronic, upbeat, exploration and adventure tune with a dark undertone.||
|11||The recording seems to be of a person running across (or maybe breaking) different block types and later on, stopping to use equipment of some kind, cough, and then continue running with a hastened pace. The block sounds similar to that of dirt and stone. The person struggling, and haunting background noises are heard throughout the recording. Strange noises of barking or wind blowing are heard near the end before abruptly stopping. One can hear static noise akin to what would be expected of a broken record after this point before ending.||
|wait||It is an upbeat and relaxing song, with a "blocky" feel to it.
This disc is the latest to be added to Minecraft, although it has existed in the game data for quite some time (as where are we now).
In the Xbox 360 Edition, it has the same texture as the disc cat and uses the original title where are we now.
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Raw music files
The 12 music tracks created for records by C418 can be found in:
- Windows: %appdata%\.minecraft\resources\streaming\ (AppData is hidden by default)
- Linux: ~/.minecraft/resources/streaming/ (.minecraft folder is hidden)
- OSX: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resources/streaming/ (~/Library is hidden in 10.7)
Of the 12, only "cat" and "13" are in a readable Ogg Vorbis format. The remaining .mus files are locked with a simple encryption algorithm. However, they can be decoded by Minecraft on the fly.
You can make the discs play your own music by replacing the .ogg files for "cat" and "13" with your own .ogg files.
Xbox 360 tutorial world disc locations
- See also: Xbox 360 Tutorial Mode#1.8.2 secrets
Chirp - X: 41, Y: 78, Z:153 (Through lava wall to the right of castle) Mall - X: 102, Y: 60, Z: 268 (Sand temple) 11 - X: 64, Y: 94, Z: 166 (Top of castle) Cat - X: -42, Y: 57, Z: 248 (Swamp house) Blocks - X: 65, Y: 71, Z: 176 (Under-neath castle - downstairs) Mellohi - X: 86 Y: 74 Z: 166 (Centre pathway - in front of castle) 13 - X:106 Y: 75 Z: 166 (Entry to castle - checkpoint) Far - X: -42, Y: 60, Z: 94 (Under-water house) Stal - X: 59, Y: 62, Z: 27 (Nether - near blaze spawner) Ward - X: 196, Y: 79, Z:71 (Castle Tower) Strad - X: 28, Y: 62, Z: 8 (Dungeon Temple) Where are we now - X: 373, Y: 65, Z: -146 (Mooshroom biome)
|April 2010||C418 uploaded this video to YouTube. It contains previews of many music tracks that were later added as records.|
|SF7||13 and cat were the first records to be added to Minecraft. These were at some point (when?) renamed to music discs. 13 Was at one point (when?) an ambient track (before this update).|
|1.2_02||Before this update, gold 13 music discs were noticeably more common than green cat ones. Now, green cat discs are more often dropped.|
|1.6||Before, an SMP bug existed when a music disc was ejected from a jukebox. The disc would pop out along with a "ghost" client-side disc that only you could see. This ghost disc was not able to be picked up. This bug has now been fixed.|
|C418 first announced new music discs during Beta 1.8|
|1.9pre2||9 new discs were implemented, adding up to a total of 11 discs, although they are not dropped by any Creepers. These are stored along with the first discs, 13.mus and cat.mus, (which have been decoded as 13.ogg and cat.ogg respectively). Before this update, there were 12 unused music files, now only one remains unused, which is the song "where are we now". "Where are we now" was not added with the rest of the new 9 discs because of problems with the spaces in the name.|
|1.1||All of the discs except for 11 can be dropped by Creepers killed by Skeletons. Also, they all have the same probability of being dropped now.|
|1.4.3 Pre-release||The disc where are we now was renamed to wait and was made available in game. 11 is yalso available in survival now. It is dropped by Creepers in the same way as other Discs.|
|1.5||13w04a||Active jukeboxes give off a redstone signal when a comparator is placed behind it; its strength depends on the ID of the inserted disc.|
|1.6||13w09a||Cat disc is now a 16% chance to be found in dungeons.|
|Fixed the hopper and music disc glitch.|
|Xbox 360 Edition|
|1.2.1||Added 10 more music discs.|
- One of the disc names, stal, is in Swedish; "stal" means "stole", but can also be "stål" without the ring diacritic, which means "steel".
- Music disc "11", based on its data value, is the 11th disc in the game, is the only music disc that is shattered to pieces (proving the broken static at the end), and the length of the music is 1:11.
- Chirp is an Optigan sample that is also used in the song Interludes with Ludes by Them Crooked Vultures. It also sounds very similar to song "The Orb Of Dreamers" from the PlayStation game series "LittleBigPlanet", but not exactly. You can compare the two here: