About MNX


I wanted to get your opinion on the MNX format: is it intended to replace MusicXML in the years to come?


What is it and what does it do?
Does it have advantages over MusicXML, or features that make it attractive?

… hence my question.

Dr Google returned:

MNX is a file extension commonly associated with FoxPro Menu files . MNX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with MNX extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 5951 various file formats.


MNX files mostly belong to AutoCAD by Autodesk, Inc.

No mention of music that I could find.

As I understand it, it is indeed intended to supersede XML eventually, at least for music applications. The specification is still being fleshed out (as you can see based on the recent video above). It’s analogue to midi 2.0 but it hasn’t been adopted just yet.