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
video/3gpp .3gp, .3gpp 3gp is preferred
video/3gpp2    
video/3gpp-tt    
video/BMPEG    
video/BT656    
video/CelB    
video/DV    
video/H261    
video/H263    
video/H263-1998    
video/H263-2000    
video/H264    
video/JPEG    
video/MJ2    
video/MP1S    
video/MP2P    
video/MP2T    
video/mp4    
video/MP4V-ES    
video/MPV    
video/mpeg    
video/mpeg4-generic    
video/nv    
video/parityfec    
video/pointer    
video/quicktime    
video/raw    
video/rtx    
video/SMPTE292M    
video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts    
video/vnd.fvt .fvt  
video/vnd.motorola.video    
video/vnd.motorola.videop    
video/vnd.mpegurl .mxu, .m4u  
video/vnd.nokia.interleaved-multimedia .nim  
video/vnd.objectvideo .mp4  
video/vnd.sealed.mpeg1 .smpg, .s11  
video/vnd.sealed.mpeg4 .smpg, .s14  
video/vnd.sealed.swf .sswf, .ssw  
video/vnd.sealedmedia.softseal.mov .smov, .smo, .s1q  
video/vnd.vivo