Open EMP File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

File type: eMusic File Format, Pro/Engineer


The EMP file extension is associated with the music files that have been downloaded from the download site The said files with the EMP extension are then converted into the MP3 format by the download manager of eMusic. This online music store is known to operate by subscription and has currently more than 400,000 subscribers.

It is different from other known subscription music services such as Rhapsody and Napster in such a way that the downloadable music files are in the MP3 format which makes them completely compatible with every digital music player. The files are also free from the restrictions of the digital rights management software.

The restrictions include burning or copying limitations or expiration dates. Although the online music store has been lauded by the public, its low-price model and lack of DRM or digital rights management encoding have made big record labels frown upon its services making it specialize in non-mainstream music genres and underground artists.

Among its non-mainstream music are pop, jazz, new age, traditional music, underground rap, indie rock, hardcore punk, classical music, experimental music, and electronic which are all on independent record labels.


Detailed information 

Category: Audio Files, 3D Image Files
File format: Proprietary/ Open-source
Open with Windows: Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, VideoLAN VLC media player, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Other music player, Pro/Engineer
Open with Linux: VideoLAN VLC media player, XMMS, Amarok, Pro/Engineer
The EMP file extension is also affiliated with the 3D modeling software Pro/Engineer which is generally referred to as ProE or Pro/E. This 3D CAD parametric feature solid modeling software was developed by Parametric Technology Corporation or PTC. Among its direct competitors are CATIA, Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and UGS-NX. The software runs on a number of UNIX flavors, Microsoft Windows and Linux and provides mechanical engineers with a solid modeling, drafting and assembly modeling functionalities.