A List of MIME Types by Content Type

Here is an extensive list of MIME types broken up by the content they define.

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MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is an internet standard that is used to identify the types of content found in various files. These types can include applications, sounds, video, text, and many others.In a way, they are much like the file extensions you're familiar with on your desktop or laptop. For example, the .doc extension that is used for Word documents, the .exe for executable windows files, and .xls that is found on Excel files are all file extensions you are undoubtedly familiar with for the files on your computer.

MIME types are defined in HTML by the type attribute on links, objects, and script and style tags.

In this article, we will list the various MIME types for applications, sounds, images, mail messages, text files, video files, and virtual world files. You can use this article as a handy catalog of all of these files should you need these MIME types in the future.

The MIME type for HTML is:

text/html

List of MIME Types by Content Type

Applications

ApplicationMIME TypeFile Extension
Corel Envoyapplication/envoyevy
fractal image fileapplication/fractalsfif
Windows print spool fileapplication/futuresplashspl
HTML applicationapplication/htahta
Atari ST Programapplication/internet-property-streamacx
BinHex encoded fileapplication/mac-binhex40hqx
Word documentapplication/msworddoc
Word document templateapplication/msworddot
 application/octet-stream*
binary disk imageapplication/octet-streambin
Java class fileapplication/octet-streamclass
Disk Masher imageapplication/octet-streamdms
executable fileapplication/octet-streamexe
LHARC compressed archiveapplication/octet-streamlha
LZH compressed fileapplication/octet-streamlzh
CALS raster imageapplication/odaoda
ActiveX scriptapplication/olescriptaxs
Acrobat fileapplication/pdfpdf
Outlook profile fileapplication/pics-rulesprf
certificate request fileapplication/pkcs10p10
certificate revocation list fileapplication/pkix-crlcrl
Adobe Illustrator fileapplication/postscriptai
postscript fileapplication/postscripteps
postscript fileapplication/postscriptps
rich text format fileapplication/rtfrtf
set payment initiationapplication/set-payment-initiationsetpay
set registration initiationapplication/set-registration-initiationsetreg
Excel Add-in fileapplication/vnd.ms-excelxla
Excel chartapplication/vnd.ms-excelxlc
Excel macroapplication/vnd.ms-excelxlm
Excel spreadsheetapplication/vnd.ms-excelxls
Excel templateapplication/vnd.ms-excelxlt
Excel worspaceapplication/vnd.ms-excelxlw
Outlook mail messageapplication/vnd.ms-outlookmsg
serialized certificate store fileapplication/vnd.ms-pkicertstoresst
Windows catalog fileapplication/vnd.ms-pkiseccatcat
stereolithography fileapplication/vnd.ms-pkistlstl
PowerPoint templateapplication/vnd.ms-powerpointpot
PowerPoint slide showapplication/vnd.ms-powerpointpps
PowerPoint presentationapplication/vnd.ms-powerpointppt
Microsoft Project fileapplication/vnd.ms-projectmpp
WordPerfect macroapplication/vnd.ms-workswcm
Microsoft Works databaseapplication/vnd.ms-workswdb
Microsoft Works spreadsheetapplication/vnd.ms-workswks
Microsoft Works word processsor documentapplication/vnd.ms-workswps
Windows help fileapplication/winhlphlp
binary CPIO archiveapplication/x-bcpiobcpio
computable document format fileapplication/x-cdfcdf
Unix compressed fileapplication/x-compressz
gzipped tar fileapplication/x-compressedtgz
Unix CPIO archiveapplication/x-cpiocpio
Photoshop custom shapes fileapplication/x-cshcsh
Kodak RAW image fileapplication/x-directordcr
Adobe Director movieapplication/x-directordir
Macromedia Director movieapplication/x-directordxr
device independent format fileapplication/x-dvidvi
Gnu tar archiveapplication/x-gtargtar
Gnu zipped archiveapplication/x-gzipgz
hierarchical data format fileapplication/x-hdfhdf
internet settings fileapplication/x-internet-signupins
IIS internet service provider settingsapplication/x-internet-signupisp
ARC+ architectural fileapplication/x-iphoneiii
JavaScript fileapplication/x-javascriptjs
LaTex documentapplication/x-latexlatex
Microsoft Access databaseapplication/x-msaccessmdb
Windows CardSpace fileapplication/x-mscardfilecrd
CrazyTalk clip fileapplication/x-msclipclp
dynamic link libraryapplication/x-msdownloaddll
Microsoft media viewer fileapplication/x-msmediaviewm13
Steuer2001 fileapplication/x-msmediaviewm14
multimedia viewer book source fileapplication/x-msmediaviewmvb
Windows meta fileapplication/x-msmetafilewmf
Microsoft Money fileapplication/x-msmoneymny
Microsoft Publisher fileapplication/x-mspublisherpub
Turbo Tax tax schedule listapplication/x-msschedulescd
FTR media fileapplication/x-msterminaltrm
Microsoft Write fileapplication/x-mswritewri
computable document format fileapplication/x-netcdfcdf
Mastercam numerical control fileapplication/x-netcdfnc
MSX computers archive formatapplication/x-perfmonpma
performance monitor counter fileapplication/x-perfmonpmc
process monitor log fileapplication/x-perfmonpml
Avid persistant media record fileapplication/x-perfmonpmr
Pegasus Mail draft stored messageapplication/x-perfmonpmw
personal information exchange fileapplication/x-pkcs12p12
PKCS #12 certificate fileapplication/x-pkcs12pfx
PKCS #7 certificate fileapplication/x-pkcs7-certificatesp7b
software publisher certificate fileapplication/x-pkcs7-certificatesspc
certificate request response fileapplication/x-pkcs7-certreqrespp7r
PKCS #7 certificate fileapplication/x-pkcs7-mimep7c
digitally encrypted messageapplication/x-pkcs7-mimep7m
digitally signed email messageapplication/x-pkcs7-signaturep7s
Bash shell scriptapplication/x-shsh
Unix shar archiveapplication/x-sharshar
Flash fileapplication/x-shockwave-flashswf
Stuffit archive fileapplication/x-stuffitsit
system 5 release 4 CPIO fileapplication/x-sv4cpiosv4cpio
system 5 release 4 CPIO checksum dataapplication/x-sv4crcsv4crc
consolidated Unix file archiveapplication/x-tartar
Tcl scriptapplication/x-tcltcl
LaTeX source documentapplication/x-textex
LaTeX info documentapplication/x-texinfotexi
LaTeX info documentapplication/x-texinfotexinfo
unformatted manual pageapplication/x-troffroff
Turing source code fileapplication/x-trofft
TomeRaider 2 ebook fileapplication/x-trofftr
Unix manualapplication/x-troff-manman
readme text fileapplication/x-troff-meme
3ds Max script fileapplication/x-troff-msms
uniform standard tape archive format fileapplication/x-ustarustar
source codeapplication/x-wais-sourcesrc
internet security certificateapplication/x-x509-ca-certcer
security certificateapplication/x-x509-ca-certcrt
DER certificate fileapplication/x-x509-ca-certder
public key security objectapplication/ynd.ms-pkipkopko
zipped fileapplication/zipzip

Sound Files

ApplicationMIME TypeFile Extension
audio fileaudio/basicau
sound fileaudio/basicsnd
midi fileaudio/midmid
media processing server studioaudio/midrmi
MP3 fileaudio/mpegmp3
audio interchange file formataudio/x-aiffaif
compressed audio interchange fileaudio/x-aiffaifc
audio interchange file formataudio/x-aiffaiff
media playlist fileaudio/x-mpegurlm3u
Real Audio fileaudio/x-pn-realaudiora
Real Audio metadata fileaudio/x-pn-realaudioram
WAVE audio fileaudio/x-wavwav

Image Files

ApplicationMIME TypeFile Extension
Bitmapimage/bmpbmp
compiled source codeimage/cis-codcod
graphic interchange formatimage/gifgif
image fileimage/iefief
JPEG imageimage/jpegjpe
JPEG imageimage/jpegjpeg
JPEG imageimage/jpegjpg
JPEG file interchange formatimage/pipegjfif
scalable vector graphicimage/svg+xmlsvg
TIF imageimage/tifftif
TIF imageimage/tifftiff
Sun raster graphicimage/x-cmu-rasterras
Corel metafile exchange image fileimage/x-cmxcmx
iconimage/x-iconico
portable any map imageimage/x-portable-anymappnm
portable bitmap imageimage/x-portable-bitmappbm
portable graymap imageimage/x-portable-graymappgm
portable pixmap imageimage/x-portable-pixmapppm
RGB bitmapimage/x-rgbrgb
X11 bitmapimage/x-xbitmapxbm
X11 pixmapimage/x-xpixmapxpm
X-Windows dump imageimage/x-xwindowdumpxwd

Mail Message Files

ApplicationMIME TypeFile Extension
MHTML web archivemessage/rfc822mht
MIME HTML filemessage/rfc822mhtml
Windows Live Mail newsgroup filemessage/rfc822nws

Text Files

ApplicationMIME TypeFile Extension
Cascading Style Sheettext/csscss
H.323 internet telephony filetext/h323323
HTML filetext/htmlhtm
HTML filetext/htmlhtml
Exchange streaming media filetext/htmlstm
NetMeeting user location service filetext/iulsuls
BASIC source code filetext/plainbas
C/C++ source code filetext/plainc
C/C++/Objective C header filetext/plainh
text filetext/plaintxt
rich text filetext/richtextrtx
Scitext continuous tone filetext/scriptletsct
tab separated values filetext/tab-separated-valuestsv
hypertext template filetext/webviewhtmlhtt
HTML component filetext/x-componenthtc
TeX font encoding filetext/x-setextetx
vCard filetext/x-vcardvcf

Video Files

ApplicationMIME TypeFile Extension
MPEG-2 audio filevideo/mpegmp2
MPEG-2 audio filevideo/mpegmpa
MPEG movie filevideo/mpegmpe
MPEG movie filevideo/mpegmpeg
MPEG movie filevideo/mpegmpg
MPEG-2 video streamvideo/mpegmpv2
MPEG-4video/mp4mp4
Apple QuickTime movievideo/quicktimemov
Apple QuickTime movievideo/quicktimeqt
Logos library system filevideo/x-la-asflsf
streaming media shortcutvideo/x-la-asflsx
advanced systems format filevideo/x-ms-asfasf
ActionScript remote documentvideo/x-ms-asfasr
Microsoft ASF redirector filevideo/x-ms-asfasx
audio video interleave filevideo/x-msvideoavi
Apple QuickTime movievideo/x-sgi-moviemovie

Virtual World Files

ApplicationMIME TypeFile Extension
Flare decompiled actionscript filex-world/x-vrmlflr
VRML filex-world/x-vrmlvrml
VRML worldx-world/x-vrmlwrl
compressed VRML worldx-world/x-vrmlwrz
3ds max XML animation filex-world/x-vrmlxaf
Reality Lab 3D image filex-world/x-vrmlxof

 

Original article by Jennifer Krynin. Edited by Jeremy Girard on 1/3/17

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