MXF file format is one of the highly-compressed file format, which has bad compatibility with popular media players like QuickTime, iTunes, Windows Media player, etc. Like any other media container format, the right codec must be available in order to play the media stored within an MXF file. If you find the MXF codec is beyond you, you can have a try with the following two easy-to-handle free MXF Players: VLC media Player and MXF file player.
VLC media player is an open source cross-platform multimedia player, which can play a wide range of multimedia files, including DVD, Audio CD, VCD, MXF, MPEG, MP4, MOV, 3GP, etc. Here the VLC media player acts as a free MXF player.
According to which OS your computer runs, here are two common download links.
After fully installed the VLC media player on your computer, just launch it. Then, click "File" to "Open File" to locate .mxf file into the VLC. Please refer to the below screenshot:
Anyway, I have discovered there are still groups of people complain of the imported with low video quality or incapability of video playback. Here is an example:
"VLC seems to be the only player that will not display a mxf file. The video takes a split second to load, but the video never plays. It will typically just flash a few frames on the screen and that's it."
MXF file Converter for Mac is the best MXF file player enables you to play MXF video on Mac without any trouble. Plus, you can refer to the its Windows version of MXF Player for play MXF files on Windows OS (Windows 7 included). Both of them share the same operating procedures.
First, you need to download the MXF file Converter on your Mac or Windows:
Then, load the .mxf file(s) into the software, then you can watch the MXF footages in the preview interface like this:
Note: In the section, you must have noticed the camera-shaped button, which allows you to make screenshot anytime.
Compared with VLC media player, the MXF file Player stands out with its stability and versatility.
1. The MXF file Converter can fully accept/transcode MXF codec and various video types like M2TS, MOD, MP4, MOV, MKV and so forth.
2. Meanwhile, it can also help you to edit the MXF files using FCP X, Final Cut Pro, FCE, iMovie, or watch MXF footages on the move with your devices like iPad, Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S, etc. Take a look at the kinds of output file types.
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