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How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.18! (1.18, 1.17, 1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)

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Tutorial: How to add Custom music to Minecraft: The easy way.
(Currently works with version 1.8, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18)

Hello there, my name is TomConn, and I've put together this tutorial for you. I have compiled all necessary files into one zip folder, so that you avoid having to make new folders, make typos. etc. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial, and find it useful. Feedback is appreciated.
How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.18! (1.18, 1.17, 1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)



Step. 1
Choose version & Open converter site:


First you need the songs that you want in Minecraft. Preferably as .mp3 files. After having them ready, click on the link below to open up the website: Online-converter.com - We will be using this site to convert the .mp3 files, into .ogg files.

-.MP3 to .OGG Converter

Choose the .mp3 files and click on the "Start Conversion" button. Wait until the files have been converted and download them from the website. Please check that you are able to rename or move the files downloaded. If you can't do this, please restart your computer, and the files will be moveable again.

How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.18! (1.18, 1.17, 1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)

Drag the .ogg files onto your desktop. Please note that you can have up to 14 different songs in Minecraft, because there are 14 different discs.

Next is to choose which version of Minecraft Java Edition you want to use. All the downloads are .ZIP folders containing the folders and files required to change the music in Minecraft.

List of available downloads:
- Notice: 1.16 only works for 1.16 and 1.16.1 - Any other version of 1.16 needs to be the 1.16.4 resources.
- Notice: 1.18 has been updated to be compatible with both 1.18.1 and 1.18.2, if you have the old version (pre 12/03/22), you may encounter errors.


How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.18! (1.18, 1.17, 1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)
1.8 Resources - Java Edition


1.12 Resources - Java Edition


1.13 Resources - Java Edition


1.14 Resources - Java Edition


1.15 Resources - Java Edition


1.16 Resources - Java Edition


1.16.4 Resources - Java Edition


1.17 Resources - Java Edition


1.18 Resources - Java Edition

Once you have downloaded the version you want, move on to step. 2



Step. 2
Placing the .ogg files in the right folder:



Open the Resources Java (The .ZIP folder) you downloaded, and drag the folder inside that ZIP, onto your desktop. From there, open the folders in the following order:
  1. Open: Resources Java (version)
  2. Open: assets
  3. Open: minecraft
  4. Open: sounds
  5. Open: records

Keep the 'records' folder open. Mark all the .ogg files on your desktop, and drag them into the 'records' folder. When you have done that, move on to step. 3



Step. 3
Renaming .ogg files, and adding the music to Minecraft:


Now you need to rename the .ogg files. You can have up to 14 different songs in Minecraft. Naming the .ogg file after one of the discs, which are shown in the picture below, or available in a .txt document inside the 'records' folder - will make that song play, when the disc you renamed it to, is put into a jukebox.

To rename a file, right click on the file and find the button labeled: "Rename". Then type in one of the Disc names.
NOTICE: Type all the names in small letters. Do not use letters in CAPS.


When all the .ogg files have been renamed to a specific disc: Boot up your Minecraft and do the following:
  1. Open: Options
  2. Open: Resourcepacks
  3. Click: Open Resourcepack Folder
This will open up a new folder. Go to your desktop and find the Resources Java (version) folder, and drag that folder into the newly opened one. This will add the Resources Java to your list of Texture-packs. Turn the texture-pack on in the game, and then go kill a few creepers by getting a skeleton to shoot them. Obtain a disc, craft a jukebox, and now you will be able to listen to your custom music, in Minecraft.

adding the music to Minecraft for version: 1.8
The "open resourcepack folder" button is not available in Minecraft Java v. 1.8 - Therefor you have to do it in the following way: Click on the Windows button and find search menu. Then in search type in the following:

"Run"
(Notice: This will not be the programs name, if your PC's language is not set to EN (English) )


Open the Run program and type in:

  %appdata%



Click enter and open the following folders:

    1. Open: .minecraft
    2. Open: Resourcepacks

Go to your desktop and find the Resources Java (version) folder, and drag that folder into the newly opened one. This will add the Resources Java to your list of Texture-packs. Turn the texture-pack on in the game, and then go kill a few creepers by getting a skeleton to shoot them. Obtain a disc, craft a jukebox, and now you will be able to listen to your custom music, in Minecraft.



That's it!
If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section below and I will answer them as best I can.




FAQ & Common issue's


"Is it possible to add completely new discs with custom music as well?"
- YES! It was recently made possible to do without mods via a Datapack created by PMC member: Bertiecrafter - You can check out his tutorial on the subject right here: [​Create Custom Music Discs] + [​Custom Music Disc Framework]

"How do I change the background music of Minecraft?"
- I recently released a tutorial that explains this in detail, using the same Resources Pack that you have used for this tutorial - Meaning! These two tutorials are compatible with each other! You can check it out here: How to Change Background Music in Minecraft (The Easy Way)

"My pack is red and does not work when I turn it on."

- If your pack shows up in red inside the 'Resourcepack selection menu', that means you have either downloaded the wrong version (Look at Step. 1) or you are playing on the wrong version of the game. Double-check this first, otherwise, leave a comment and I will help you.


"I tried to get this to work for 1.16.3, but the pack did not work."
- You have most likely downloaded the Resources Java 1.16 ZIP file, instead of the 1.16.4. - 1.16 of the Resources Java only support version 1.16 to 1.16.1 of Minecraft Java Edition, while you need to download the Resources Java 1.16.4, if you want to get it to work on version 1.16.3 of Minecraft Java Edition.


"When I move the texture pack to the game, it never shows up in-game-"
- There are three problems which can cause this:
1. You have misplaced the Resources Java folder in the old "Texturepack" folder.
2. You have unpacked the files inside the Resourcepacks folder (See picture below as an example) - To fix this, create a folder with any name, and put all the files into that folder.

Example of having unpacked your files, and placed them inside the resource pack folder


3. Double-check that the Resources Java folder contains both of the essential files:
- assets
- pack.mcmeta

If one of these files are missing, then download one of the Resource Java folders, of course for the version of the game that you have made the dysfunctional pack, and copy/paste the missing files over. This should solve the issue.


"Everything is .ogg and named properly and some work others dont."
- Double check that you have not used any capital letters in the naming process. If a .ogg file is named anything with a capital letter in it, then it won't register in the game, and the music won't play. Remember: everything needs to be small letters, otherwise it won't work.





If you're still having trouble: feel free to leave a comment or send me your files. I'll take a look at it and see what I can do :)
If it is urgent, please add me on Discord: Sleeves#0658 and send me a copy of your files.
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Update #10 : by TomConn 03/13/2022 6:24:51 amMar 13th

Fixed version 1.18 + Added otherside to graphics
- Fixed issue where the 1.18 file was causing issues when used in 1.18.1 and 1.18.2
- Added "otherside" to bottom graphics
- Corrected disc number from 13 to 14
- Redid the 1.16.4 file, due to the same error being present, as was in the 1.18 compile.
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04/10/2022 4:40 am
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Wow Its Just Easy To Make Custom Music Thanks TomConn
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02/02/2022 2:31 am
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hey can i know how do i rename the discs without an anvil and rename it through the pack??
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02/04/2022 1:28 pm
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TomConn
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I made a tutorial that uses the same files to permanently rename any item, including music discs :)
https://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/how-to-rename-items-the-easy-way-1-12/

Hope this can help
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01/29/2022 6:24 am
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Hey so i tested it out and the 1.18 verson doesent work for 1.18.1 so could you please ake one for 1.18.1?
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1.18 files were compatible with the 1.18.1 files when I tested them out, so it should work :/
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05/07/2022 4:25 am
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but can it work on minecraft 1.19 snapshot?
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05/09/2022 9:13 am
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I haven't tested that, but when 1.19 comes out, I'll update the files so that you can use it in 1.19 :)
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05/11/2022 1:43 am
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OK
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otherside: am i a joke for you?
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Thank You!!! It works! :-)
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