MIME types

 
 
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a standard for describing different types of information. MIME content types consists of a main type and a subtype. The main type declares the general type of media, and the subtype defines the specific format for that media. The two are separated by a forward slash, "main type/subtype". For example, image/jpg has a main type of image, and the subtype is jpg.

There are 8 main types:
  • application
  • audio
  • image
  • message
  • model
  • multipart
  • text
  • video
The combination of main type and subtype is generally called a MIME type. The subtypes can be divided into:
  • a standard subtype
  • a vendor specific subtype (indicated by "vnd")
  • an experimental or unofficial subtype (indicated by "x")
The MIME types are maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and the official listing of defined MIME types can be found at: http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/

This list below (last updated: 22 dec 2005) is based on the information retrieved from: http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/

Note 1:
The experimental subtypes are not displayed below because they are unofficial.

Note 2:
Display an unofficial list of MIME types.
This list (mime.types) can be found in the Apache 2.0.55 installation.

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MIME type File extension Remark
audio/32kadpcm .726  
audio/3gpp .3gp, .3gpp 3gp is preferred
audio/3gpp2    
audio/ac3    
audio/AMR .amr  
audio/AMR-WB .amr-wb  
audio/amr-wb+    
audio/basic .au, .snd  
audio/BV16    
audio/BV32    
audio/clearmode    
audio/CN    
audio/DAT12    
audio/dsr-es201108    
audio/dsr-es202050    
audio/dsr-es202211    
audio/dsr-es202212    
audio/DVI4    
audio/EVRC .evc  
audio/EVRC0    
audio/EVRC-QCP .qcp  
audio/G722    
audio/G7221    
audio/G723    
audio/G726-16    
audio/G726-24    
audio/G726-32    
audio/G726-40    
audio/G728    
audio/G729    
audio/G729D    
audio/G729E    
audio/GSM    
audio/GSM-EFR    
audio/iLBC .lbc  
audio/L8    
audio/L16 .wav, .l16  
audio/L20    
audio/L24    
audio/LPC    
audio/MPA    
audio/mp4    
audio/MP4A-LATM    
audio/mpa-robust    
audio/mpeg .mp1, .mp2, .mp3  
audio/mpeg4-generic    
audio/parityfec    
audio/PCMA    
audio/PCMU    
audio/prs.sid .sid, .psid  
audio/QCELP    
audio/RED    
audio/rtx    
audio/SMV .smv  
audio/SMV0    
audio/SMV-QCP .qcp  
audio/t140c    
audio/telephone-event    
audio/tone    
audio/VDVI    
audio/VMR-WB    
audio/vnd.3gpp.iufp    
audio/vnd.audiokoz .koz  
audio/vnd.cisco.nse    
audio/vnd.cmles.radio-events    
audio/vnd.cns.anp1    
audio/vnd.cns.inf1    
audio/vnd.digital-winds .eol  
audio/vnd.dlna.adts    
audio/vnd.everad.plj .plj  
audio/vnd.lucent.voice .lvp  
audio/vnd.nokia.mobile-xmf .mxmf  
audio/vnd.nortel.vbk .vbk  
audio/vnd.nuera.ecelp4800 .ecelp4800  
audio/vnd.nuera.ecelp7470 .ecelp7470  
audio/vnd.nuera.ecelp9600 .ecelp9600  
audio/vnd.octel.sbc    
audio/vnd.qcelp - DEPRECATED - Please use audio/qcelp    
audio/vnd.rhetorex.32kadpcm    
audio/vnd.sealedmedia.softseal.mpeg .smp3, .smp, .s1m  
audio/vnd.vmx.cvsd