MIME Types

by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator


MIME allows different types of message content to be sent across the Internet. This table lists some of the common content types that are delivered over the HTTP protocol, and includes the file extensions that are most commonly associated with such files.

Full HTTP responses usually include the content type of the document in a Content-Type header.

MIME Types

MIME Types
MIME Type Extension
application/octet-stream .bin .dms .lha .lzh .exe .class
application/postscript .ai .eps .ps
application/rtf .rtf
application/x-compress .Z
application/x-gtar .gtar
application/x-gzip .gz
application/x-httpd-cgi .cgi
application/zip .zip
audio/basic .au .snd
audio/mpeg .mpga .mp2
audio/x-aiff .aif .aiff .aifc
audio/x-pn-realaudio .ram
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin .rpm
audio/x-realaudio .ra
audio/x-wave .wav
image/gif .gif
image/ief .ief
image/jpeg .jpeg .jpg .jpe
image/png .png
image/tiff .tiff .tif
image/x-cmu-raster .ras
image/x-portable-anymap .pnm
image/x-portable-bitmap .pbm
image/x-portable-graymap .pgm
image/x-portable-pixmap .ppm
image/x-rgb .rgb
image/x-xbitmap .xbm
image/x-xpixmap .xpm
image/x-xwindowdump .xwd
text/html .html .htm
text/plain .txt
text/richtext .rtx
text/tab-separated-values .tsv
text/x-sgml .sgml .sgm
video/mpeg .mpeg .mpg .mpe
video/quicktime .qt .mov
video/x-msvideo .avi
video/x-sgi-movie .movie

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