.Midi Export instead of .Mid

Why is it that when i export to a midi file it gives me a “.midi” extension instead of a “.mid?”

Hey Mark,

Good question.

From Yahoo Answers:

“They’re the same. MID was originally used when DOS had a 3 character limit on the extension of files. Similarly, .htm was used then instead of .html. Now that we can have longer file names, you can have .midi and .html.”

I tried exporting the .midi files from hooktheory into FL Studios and it won’t accept the file format. Any advice?

Hi @bobdaws, try changing the extension from .midi to .mid (3-letter extension) on your file, and see if that works