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

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .midi extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .midi file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MIDI file?

The file extension .MIDI is 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 .midi file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MIDI file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MIDI file on your operating system/device.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .midi file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Amarok software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, NoteWorthy Composer, Synthesia and Amarok.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MIDI file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Amarok software that 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 .MIDI file on Mac

The .midi file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Apple QuickTime Player and Synthesia software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MIDI 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.

How to open a .MIDI file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .midi file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Amarok software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Amarok.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MIDI 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Amarok software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MIDI file?

If you are still unable to open the .MIDI file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MIDI file.mif – Pitney Bowes Software, .mif – Adobe Systems, .miff – ImageMagick, .mig – Microsoft, .migratedaplibrary – Apple. 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 .MIDI file with the Amarok, Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, NoteWorthy Composer, Synthesia programs on Windows, Apple QuickTime Player, Synthesia programs on Mac and Amarok software on Linux.