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MIDI File Extension

MIDI Format

What is MIDI file?

MIDI filename suffix is mostly used for MIDI Format files. Files with MIDI extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. MIDI file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 771 other filename extensions listed in our database. QuickTime Player supports MIDI files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 15 other tools may also be used. QuickTime Player software was developed by Apple, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about MIDI files or the QuickTime Player software program.

Programs which support MIDI file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with MIDI files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with MIDI extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

How to open file with MIDI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MIDI files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MIDI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MIDI files.

Step 1. Install QuickTime Player software

Install software to open MIDI file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MIDI files is that no program that can handle MIDI files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install QuickTime Player or one to the listed programs: Winamp, Windows Media Player, TiMidity++. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MIDI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit QuickTime Player website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of QuickTime Player and update if needed

Update software that support file extension MIDIIf you already have QuickTime Player installed on your systems and MIDI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of QuickTime Player installed, it may not support MIDI format. The latest version of QuickTime Player should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MIDI files to QuickTime Player

After installing QuickTime Player (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MIDI files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with MIDI 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 MIDI file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • 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 MIDI files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MIDI file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MIDI extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MIDI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the MIDI 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 MIDI file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MIDI file for viruses
1. The MIDI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MIDI file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the MIDI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with MIDI extension is complete and error-free

If the MIDI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the MIDI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MIDI files. Close all running programs and try opening the MIDI file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with MIDI Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MIDI files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a MIDI file

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