MCMETA File Extension

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Minecraft Animation Format
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What is MCMETA file?

MCMETA is a animation configuration file used by Minecraft computer game. The file stores config data for such game aspects as sound, fonts, duration, frame times, or textures.

Use of MCMETA files

MCMETA files are used in process of generating Minecraft game world and in animation-related processes during gameplay. MCMETA files define how and when the animations will be played in the game.

MCMETA file structure

Data in MCMETA files are stored in plain text format, and therefore the animations can be edited without tinkering with the game’s source code. Information store in MCMETA files follow a defined structure with lines looking similar to the following:

{ "pack": { "pack_format": 4, "description": "Example Resource Pack" } }

Additional information

Minecraft doesn’t directly open MCMETA files, only references them.

Users can edit some properties of animations be editing pack.mcmeta file.

Programs that support MCMETA file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MCMETA file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MCMETA file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MCMETA file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MCMETA file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MCMETA file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MCMETA file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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