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Compiled List of Common Media Types

We have compiled a full list of Internet Media Types which you can easily use while development.

Internet Media Type” is the same as a MIME type. MIME types were originally created for emails sent using the SMTP protocol. Nowadays, this standard is used in a lot of other protocols, hence the new naming convention “Internet Media Type” whereas a “Content-type” is simply a header defined in many protocols, such as HTTP, that makes use of MIME types to specify the nature of the file currently being handled.

Suggested Read: List of all MIME’s, their Type, Extension Name and Description

Here are a few of the more popular media types used on the internet.

  • Application-Specific Media Types
  • Vendor-Specific Media Types
  • Audio Media Types
  • Image Media Types
  • Multipart Object Media Types
  • Text Media Types
  • Video Media Types

Application-Specific Media Types

S.No. Media Type Description
1 application/atom+xml Atom news feed
2 application/ecmascript ECMAScript
3 application/javascript2 JavaScript
4 application/json JavaScript Object Notation
5 application/mathml-content+xml Content MathML
6 application/mathml-presentation+xml Presentation MathML
7 application/mathml+xml MathML
8 application/octet-stream Nonspecified binary data
9 application/ogg Ogg multimedia container
10 application/pdf PDF document
11 application/postscript PostScript
12 application/rdf+xml RDF document
13 application/rtf RTF document
14 application/sgml SGML document
15 application/smil+xml SMIL document
16 application/soap+xml Simple Object Access Protocol
17 application/sparql-query SPARQL
18 application/sparql-results+xml SPARQL Query Results
19 application/xhtml+xml XHTML document
20 application/xml XML document
21 application/xml-dtd DTD file
22 application/xslt+xml XSL Transformations
23 application/zip ZIP archive file

Vendor-Specific Media Types

S.No. Media Type Description
1 application/vnd.googleearth.kml+xml Google Earth file in XML
2 application/vnd.googleearth.kmz Google Earth file
3 application/msword Microsoft Word file
4 application/ Microsoft Excel file
5 application/ Microsoft PowerPoint file
6 application/ OpenDocument Graphics
7 application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation OpenDocument Presentation
8 application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet OpenDocument Spreadsheet
9 application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text OpenDocument Text

Audio Media Types

S.No. Media Type Description
1 audio/mpeg MPEG audio, for example, MP3
2 audio/ogg Ogg Vorbis, Flac, and other audio
3 audio/vorbis Vorbis Encoded Audio
4 audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media Audio
5 audio/vnd.wave WAV audio

Image Media Types

S.No. Media Type Description
1 image/gif GIF image
2 image/jpeg JPEG image
3 image/png PNG image
4 image/svg+xml SVG vector image
5 image/tiff TIFF image
6 image/ ICO image (icon)

Multipart Object Media Types

S.No. Media Type Description
1 multipart/mixed MIME e-mail
2 multipart/alternative MIME e-mail
3 multipart/related MIME e-mail; used by MHTML (HTML mail)
4 multipart/form-data MIME web form
5 multipart/signed Digital signature
6 multipart/encrypted Encrypted messageDigital signature

Text Media Types

S.No. Media Type Description
1 text/css Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
2 text/csv Comma-separated values
3 text/html HTML
4 text/javascript JavaScript; obsoleted in favor of application/javascript
5 text/plain Textual data
6 text/xml Extensible Markup Language

Video Media Types

S.No. Media Type Description
1 video/mpeg MPEG-1 video
2 video/mp4 MP4 video
3 video/ogg Ogg Theora or other video
4 video/quicktime QuickTime Video
5 video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media Video

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