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Music Discs
Music Discs
Type Special Objects
Uses Changing in-game music
Stackable
No
Renewable
Yes
Dropped by Creepers (if killed by a Skeleton's shot arrow)
First Appearance Alpha Release
Data Values Hex: See below
Dec:
See below
Technical Name minecraft:See below

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Music Discs, also referred to as Records, are items which can be inserted into a Jukebox to change the in-game music within the immediate area.

Overview

Music discs were added back in the Alpha development of Minecraft. In Beta 1.8, more music discs were added. They can be inserted into a Jukebox to play special tracks. When inserted into a jukebox, the music for all players within the immediate area will change to that of the disc. The music gradually fades as a player moves farther away from the jukebox. At a distance of about 75 blocks from a jukebox, music can no longer be heard.

Sources

Two different discs can be found randomly in naturally spawned Chests in Dungeons; other music discs are obtained by having a Skeleton kill a Creeper. Also, all music discs can be found in chests located in the tutorial world of the PS3 Edition and the Xbox 360 Edition, accompanied by pieces of Enchanted Iron Armor, a jukebox, an enchanted Bow and some Arrows in some of the various chests. Mash-up pack worlds also have music hidden throughout the world.

List of Music Discs and Data Values

Music Disc Dec Hex Technical Name
Cat 2257 8D1 minecraft:music_disc_cat
Blocks 2258 8D2 minecraft:music_disc_blocks
Far 2260 8D4 minecraft:music_disc_far
Strad 2264 8D8 minecraft:music_disc_strad
Mellohi 2262 8D6 minecraft:music_disc_mellohi
Ward 2265 8D9 minecraft:music_disc_ward
Chirp 2259 8D3 minecraft:music_disc_chirp
11 2266 8DA minecraft:music_disc_11
13 2256 8D0 minecraft:music_disc_13
Stal 2263 8D7 minecraft:music_disc_stal
Mall 2261 8D5 minecraft:music_disc_mall
Wait (Where Are We Now) 2267 8DB minecraft:music_disc_wait

Trivia

  • It is possible to replace the data of Cat and 13 with custom music.
  • The song "Where are we now" file still exists in the Minecraft folder. The reason it didn't make it was because of the spaces used in the title. However, it has been released on the Xbox edition of Minecraft, and has been released in Minecraft 1.4.4 under the name "Wait." It appears as a blue disk.
  • The music disc "Ward" is actually music from the game Fez.
  • When ran through a spectrogram, music disc 11 produces some pictures at the end. It shows the face of the default player skin (some say it is the face of Herobrine), and the numbers 1, 2, 4, 1, and 8.
    • The hexadecimal of the first two numbers, 1 and 2, is C. So if 12 is C, then the group of numbers is the signature of the music composer for Minecraft, C418.
    • It is unknown why Disc 11's texture is a broken disc.