What are MIDI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MIDI 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 MIDI file?

A .MIDI file is a MIDI music file.

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

MIDI 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.

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

While the MIDI 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 .midi file.

How to open MIDI files

We have identified one MIDI opener that is compatible with this specific type of MIDI 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 MIDI files. Remember, different programs may use MIDI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
vanBasco's Karaoke PlayervanBasco's Karaoke PlayerUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
QQ PlayerQQ PlayerUser submitted

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