What is a .MID File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mid extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .mid file extension and how to open it.

What is a .MID file?

The .MID file extension is from MIDI File. The format of this file is binary, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .mid file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .MID file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .MID file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MID file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .mid file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, NoteWorthy Composer, MakeMusic Finale and NCH WavePad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MID file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Windows Media Player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MID file on Mac

To open the .mid file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player and MakeMusic Finale software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MID file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple QuickTime Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .MID file?

If you are still unable to open the .MID file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MID file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mid – Pitney Bowes Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MID file with the Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, NoteWorthy Composer, MakeMusic Finale, NCH WavePad programs on Windows and Apple QuickTime Player, MakeMusic Finale programs on Mac.