Template:Music Formats/By programs

# Name Operating system License Native format Can read Can write
1 Canorus GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X Free, GPL Canorus archive (.can), Canorus document (.xml) Canorus, MusicXML, MIDI LilyPond, MusicXML, MIDI, PDF, SVG
2 Capella Windows 188 €, Proprietary Capella file (.cap), CapellaXML (.capx) Capella, MusicXML, MIDI Capella, MusicXML, MIDI
3 Denemo GNU/Linux Free, GPL Denemo (.denemo, .dnm) Denemo, MIDI Denemo, LilyPond, ABC, jtf, Csound
4 Encore Windows (98, ME, 2000, XP), Mac OS (9.x, X > 10.2) 129.99 €, Proprietary Encore (.enc)  ?  ?
5 Finale Windows, Mac OS X US$600, Proprietary Finale (.mus) .mus (versions older than available Finale version), .etf, MusicXML, Midi 0 + 1 .mus, MusicXML, MIDI 0 + 1
6 Harmony Assistant Windows, Mac OS X Power PC, Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS Old versions 70 € or US$70, Proprietary Myriad .mus (different from Finale .mus) and .myr MIDI type 0 and 1 (.mid), MIDI Karaoke (.mid, .kar), Rich MIDI Tablature File - RMTF (.mid), Creative Music File -CMF (.cmf), Finale versions 1993 to 2006 (.mus, .etf), Encore (.enc), Rhapsody (.rhp), MusicTime (.mus), NoteWorthy Composer versions : 1.3 to 2.0 (.nwc), GuitarPro (.gtp, .gp3, .gp4), Tabledit version 2.0 (1999) and up (.tef), Band In a Box Style (.sty), Yamaha Style (.sty), Soundtracker MOD (.mod), Scream Tracker S3M (.s3m), MusicXML (.xml), ABC (.abc), Tablature text file (.tab) MIDI type 0 and 1 (.mid), MIDI Karaoke (.mid, .kar), Rich MIDI Tablature File - RMTF (.mid), Creative Music File -CMF (.cmf), MusicXML (.xml), ABC (.abc), Tablature text file (.tab)
7 LilyPond GNU/Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, MacOS X Free, GPL LilyPond (.ly) only native format, but includes converters: **abc2ly** (from abc ASCII format), **etf2ly** (from Finale format), **midi2ly** (from MIDI format), **mup2ly** (from Arkkra Enterprises Music Publisher format), **musicxml2ly** (from MusicXML format) MIDI, PDF, PostScript, SVG, MusicXML (highly experimental!)
8 Melody Assistant Windows, Mac OS X Power PC, Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS Old versions 20 € or US$20, Shareware Myriad .mus (different from Finale .mus) and .myr MIDI type 0 and 1 (.mid), MIDI Karaoke (.mid, .kar), Rich MIDI Tablature File - RMTF (.mid), Creative Music File -CMF (.cmf), Soundtracker MOD (.mod), Scream Tracker S3M (.s3m), ABC (.abc), Tablature text file (.tab) MIDI type 0 and 1 (.mid), MIDI Karaoke (.mid, .kar), Rich MIDI Tablature File - RMTF (.mid), Creative Music File -CMF (.cmf), ABC (.abc), Tablature text file (.tab)
9 Musescore Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux Free, GPL Musescore Format (*.mscx), Compressed Musescore Format (*.mscz) MusicXML (*.xml), Compressed MusicXML (*.mxl), MIDI (*.mid, *.midi, *.kar), MuseData (*.md), Capella (*.cap), Bagpipe Music Writer (*.bww), BB (*.mgu, *.sgu), Overture (*.ove) PDF (*.pdf), PostScript (*.ps), PNG (*.png), SVG (*.svg), WAV Audio (*.wav), FLAC Audio (*.flac), Ogg Vorbis (*.ogg), MusicXML (*.xml), Compressed MusicXML (*.mxl), MIDI (*.mid, *.midi, *.kar), LilyPond (*.ly),
10 Mup music publication program Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux Free, GPL Mup Format (*.mup) Mup (*.mup) PostScript (*.ps), MIDI (*.mid)
11 MusiXTeX Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X Free, GPL MusiXTeX (.tex) .pmx and .mtx using preprocessors PDF (*.pdf), PostScript (*.ps), MIDI (*.mid)
12 NoteEdit <ref>NoteEdit development has basically stopped, since the core team now moved to Canorus</ref> GNU/Linux Free, GPL NoteEdit (.not) NoteEdit, MusicXML, MIDI MIDI, MusiXTeX, ABC, PMX, LilyPond, MusicXML
13 Rosegarden GNU/Linux Free, GPL Rosegarden (.rg) Rosegarden, MIDI, Hydrogen MIDI, LilyPond, MusicXML, Csound, Arkkra Enterprises Music Publisher
14 Sibelius Windows, Mac OS US$600, Proprietary Sibelius (.sib) Sibelius X (.sib - current version or older), MIDI (.mid), Photoscore (.opt), Finale/Allegro/Printmusic (.mus), Finale Enigma (.etf), NIFF (.nif), SCORE (.tmp, .pag, .pge), Sibelius 6/7 (.s7 - generally obsolete), ASCII Tab (.tab), ASCII Bass Tab (.btab), ASCII Chords (.crd) .sib (one per version), Scorch Webpage (.htm), midi, .tab
15 SeeScore Apple iOS (iPad) GB£10, Proprietary MusicXML MusicXML None