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How to Change Music Discs to any Song - Easy

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Sunna avatar Sunna
Level 59 : Grandmaster Technomancer
Minecraft song are great and they fit the game perfectly, but have you ever wished you could play your favourite song in Minecraft just by putting a disc in a Jukebox? Here is how you can change music discs to any song you like using resorce packs by following these 3 simple steps.

Note: This tutorial is made for Minecraft - Java Edition.


1. Creating a resource pack folder: First of all you need to create a resource pack. You can add your songs to an already existing resource pack, however I recomend creating a seperate resource pack for the songs because it makes turning them on and off much easier.
-If you want to add your music to an existing resource pack, you will have to go to assets minecraft folder and (in case it doesn't already exist) create a new folder called sounds and in that folder create a subfolder called records.
-If you want to create a new resource pack for custom songs I've already made a blank resorce pack with all the folders and all the required settings, but no songs. Download it here

2. Creating sounds files: Minecraft does not suport .mp3 sound files, which is why you have to convert your songs to .ogg format. The easiest way is to use this simple and free-to-use online .ogg file converter. Click here
Before choosing Start conversion it is recommended to Change audio channels to mono, otherwise the song may play globally.

3. Adding sounds to your resource pack: After converting your file move it to assets minecraft sounds records folder in your resourcepack. Then I suggest you open Minecraft and pick a music disc in the creative inventory. For example you chose the ward disc. You need to rename your .ogg song to ward (all lowercase). Then equip the resource pack or hit F3 + T to reload it. If you now put the ward disc in a Jukebox it should play your song.

If you are having any issues/concerns please look at the Asnwered Questions section bellow.

Answered Questions:

I did everything in the tutorial and the song doesn't play. Can you help?
Many things could be wrong. Try one of the following:
-Read the tutorial again and check if you did anything wrong.
-Make sure the record names contain all lowercase letters (no caps).
-If you have more resourcepacks equiped make sure none of them has a records folder inside the assets minecraft sounds folder. If one does, delete all sounds inside the records folder.
-If nothing plays (not even the original song), check if you have Jukebox & Noteblock sounds turned on.

I want to use the pack preset for a Minecraft version older than 1.19 and I'm annoyed by the pack showing as incompatible. What do I do?
Eventhough the way to change minecraft sounds has been the same since Minecraft 1.6, the pack.mcmetta format has changed over time. I've included formats for all versions prior to 1.19 inside the pack folder. For example fi you want to use this pack in 1.7.10, delete the pack file and rename the 1.6-1.8 file to pack.

Can my songs be longer than original records?
Yes, your songs can be much longer (or shorter) than minecraft records. I tried it with a 10 minute sound and the entire song played.

Am I allowed to use copyrighted songs in my resource pack?
It's completelly legal to use copyrighted songs in your resource packs for personal use, however it is illegal to upload a resource pack with copyrighted music to a website or use it on a public server.

2 Update Logs

1.15 update : by Sunna 12/29/2019 5:19:43 amDec 29th, 2019

Updated the dowloadable resource pack to 1.15 format.

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06/30/2022 1:46 pm
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MurcGnilrits avatar
This was very helpful! Can you do one for goat horns?
05/31/2022 11:14 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
sushi_king86 avatar
how to use it on 1.19 or 1.18.1
04/17/2022 12:45 am
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MoonlightOre avatar
This works perfectly for me after following all the instructions however, with all the disc songs changed to ones I wanted, the minecraft music that plays normally is pulling from the list of tracks I put in the discs.. so instead of the normal Minecraft Piano when you play, it uses my music tracks meaning it plays over jukebox songs too.. Anyone know how i can stop it randomly playing the songs I put in the file? Thanks!
04/17/2022 10:48 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Technomancer
Sunna avatar
Vanilla Minecraft shouldn't pull game music from jukebox records. Are you using any mods?
10/29/2021 9:39 am
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User3483851G avatar
Im goanna put never goanna give you up in all the disks then give the resourcepack to my friend HAHAHAHAHA
10/24/2021 12:41 pm
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08/13/2021 9:27 pm
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dkmarshmello1573 avatar
It just plays the normal song for me
07/26/2021 9:54 am
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Wypman avatar
im trying this in 1.17 but its no longer compatible, how can i fix this?
08/04/2021 12:40 amhistory
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
monkey2000 avatar
Just Open The pack.mcmeta file, then On line "pack_format" Change the number value.
If you want to play it on 1.17+, change it to 7,
05/29/2021 10:23 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Fr3sh_Th3_Whor3 avatar
I've checked everything, but it still plays the normal song for me. I've opened and closed Minecraft multiple times but still cant get it to work. I've read the Answered questions and reread the tutorial 3-4 times but still can't seem to make it work.
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