MID File

What are MID files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MID file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a MID file?

A .MID file is a MIDI Music file.

The .mid file extension is the standard extension used by MIDI music files. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. The MID files are used by a variety of music authoring programs and MIDI hardware devices.

MID files contain various music data and information, including details on which notes should be played and when and how loud and long each note should be.

MID files can also contain controller information for a specific device, and as such, can be used to change the instrument being played.

While the MID file does not contain any music itself, it contains the music data's attributes and can be played back using software instruments that can interpret the data contained in the MID file.

How to open MID files

We have identified three MID openers that are compatible with this specific type of MID file.

Programs that open MIDI Music files

Last updated: December 21, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MID files. Remember, different programs may use MID files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM AudioGOM AudioUser submitted

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