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How can I add MIME types, such as for MIDI files to my APACHE server configuration?

Although APACHE out of the box comes supplied with a rather full set of MIME types, the one for MIDI (music) files doesn't work with Netscape. There are two ways to correct this problem.

If you have permission to edit the master configuration files

Edit the file mime.types file and do the following:

Find this line.

audio/midi mid midi kar

Remove the mid so it looks like this:

audio/midi midi kar

Now, add the following line to the file.

audio/x-midi mid

If you ever need to add a new MIME type to your server, this is how you do it. Look over the mime.types file to see all of the MIME types your server supports.

Adding a MIME type using .htaccess

If you cannot modify your master configuration files, relax. Simply edit the .htaccess file located in your main HTML directory. If you do not have this file, feel free to create it!

To enable the proper MIDI MIME type, just add the following line:

AddType audio/x-midi mid

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