There are 8 other file types using
the SMF file extension!

smf file icon.smf - OpenOffice.org formula file

smf file icon.smf - System Monitor session

smf file icon.smf - StarOffice StarMath file

smf file icon.smf - 4x4 Evolution geometry file

smf file icon.smf - Serif DrawPlus graphics file

smf file icon.smf - Lowrance StructureMap data

smf file icon.smf - SmartCAM manufacture data

smf file icon.smf - SkinMagic C/C++ Toolkit data

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SMF file extension - Standard MIDI file format

What is smf file? How to open smf files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

The smf file extension is used for Standard MIDI format.

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is a standard protocol for the interchange of musical information between musical instruments, synthesizers, and computers. This standard defines the codes for a musical event that include the start of a note, its pitch, length, volume, and musical attributes, such as vibrato. It also defines codes for various button, dial, and pedal adjustments that are used on synthesizers.

Standard MIDI Files (SMF) Specification was developed in 1990 for file exchange between MIDI sequencers, and quickly became a popular format for distributing music. This format is different from native MIDI protocol, because the events are time-stamped for playback in the proper sequence. 

Standard MIDI Files come in two basic varieties: a Type 1 file, and a Type 0 file (a Type 2 was also specified originally but never really caught on, so we won't spend any time discussing it here). In a Type 1 file individual parts are saved on different tracks within the sequence. In a Type 0 file everything is merged onto a single track. 

MIME types:
audio/mid

The default software associated to smf file type:

Apple QuickTime icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple QuickTime  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple QuickTime is multimedia framework that as able to work with various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.

Apple QuickTime for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple QuickTime for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple QuickTime for Mac is multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. Apple QuickTime for Mac is a part of the Apple Mac OS X.

Help how to open SMF files:

Use Apple QuickTime to open .smf Standard MIDI files.

How to convert file with extension SMF:

Use compatible tools to export *.smf files to other formats.

Related links:

Standard MIDI file format description

About MIDI

List of recommended software applications associated to the .smf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open smf file, edit smf file, convert smf file, view smf file, play smf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Play smf file

smf file players - programs that can play smf file - Standard MIDI file format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play smf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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