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.MID File Extension

File Type 1MIDI File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.9 (70 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a MID file?

A MID file is a standard MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) file used by music authoring and mixing programs as well as MIDI hardware devices. It contains music data, such as what notes are played, when they are played, how long each note is held, and how loud each note is played.

More Information

MID files are used to encode MIDI data into a standard format that is interoperable between different types of software programs and hardware devices. They may also contain controller data for a device. For example, a MID file can be used to change instruments on a MIDI hardware device or modify sustain pedal information.

MID files contain attributes of music data rather than music data itself. They can be played back using software instruments that interpret this data.

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Programs that open MID files
Windows
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Nullsoft Winamp
NoteWorthy Composer
TiMidity++
MakeMusic Finale
Mac
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple Logic Pro X
TiMidity++
MakeMusic Finale
Linux
TiMidity++
KMid
Android
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Updated 7/26/2016

File Type 2MapInfo Data File

DeveloperPitney Bowes Software
Popularity
2.8 (18 Votes)
CategoryGIS Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.MID File Association 2

GIS data file created by MapInfo, a spatial data analysis and visualization software; saves spatial data for a corresponding .MIF (MapInfo Interchange Format) file; used for storing larger data sets not expressed in the MIF file.

Programs that open MID files
Windows
Pitney Bowes MapInfo
GDAL
Linux
GDAL
Updated 1/17/2012

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