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MID File Extension

MIDI Format

What is MID file?

The .MID file format is the standard extension that has been used by the MIDI files. MIDI is an abbreviation for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. These files are utilized by numerous music authoring applications as well as MIDI hardware devices. 

.MID files are beneficial to hold music data as well as the details regarding how the notes should be played and how and when long and loud each and every note should be. Such files also comprise of the controller information for a particular device, and can be used to modify the instrument that is being played.

Programs which support MID file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MID files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. MID files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Updated: 05/07/2022

How to open file with MID extension?

Problems with accessing MID may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with MID files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MID files.

Step 1. Get the QuickTime Player

Install software to open MID file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MID files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing QuickTime Player or different compatible program, such as Winamp, Windows Media Player, NoteWorthy Composer. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download QuickTime Player installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Apple, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of QuickTime Player

Update software that support file extension MIDYou still cannot access MID files although QuickTime Player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why MID files are not compatible with QuickTime Player. The most recent version of QuickTime Player is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign QuickTime Player to MID files

After installing QuickTime Player (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MID files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with MID file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MID file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the QuickTime Player installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MID files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MID file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MID extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with MID extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the MID file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper MID file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MID file for viruses
1. Check the MID file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MID file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the MID file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the MID file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with MID extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the MIDI Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run QuickTime Player

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MID extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MIDI Format file. It may be the case that the MID files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a MID file

File Conversions from MID extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to MID file
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