These are zip-compressed files of XML music files formatted according to MusicXML 3.0.
Most, if not all, music editors are able to import / export this kind of file, making MusicXML format a de facto standard for music information exchange. Please refer to the detailed MusicXML 3.0 specification.
A book export provides:
- Either one separate
.mxlfile for each movement found in the book (this is the default).
- Or a single
.mxlfile for a global
opuscontaining the separate movements. The notion of opus is fully defined by MusicXML, but not supported by many editors, if any. To make Audiveris use opus, simply set the option
A sheet export provides:
- One separate
.mxlfile for each page found in the sheet.
NOTA: Instead of
.mxl files, which are compressed XML files, Audiveris can export plain
To do this, just set the option