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.
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.
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.
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.
If 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.
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
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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