RMI File Type

- The quick facts

What are RMI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RMI 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 RMI file?

A .RMI file is a RIFF MIDI Music file. Files with the .rmi file extension is a special type of MIDI music file originally invented by Microsoft.

This type of file makes it possible to bundle together MIDI files, which contains the notes of the music, and sound files. Normally MIDI files do not contain audio, but merely the notes needed for a digital music device like a synthesizer to playback the song, using any instrument chosen by the user of the device.

How to open RMI files

Important: Different programs may use files with the RMI file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your RMI file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different RMI openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: October 10, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension RMI

While we know of one file format using the .RMI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .RMI file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
AIMP3AIMP3User submitted
vanBasco's Karaoke PlayervanBasco's Karaoke PlayerUser submitted
jetAudiojetAudioUser submitted
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RMI-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with RMI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!