Some people complain that the MXF video file shot by the Panasonic digital camera cannot be played in Windows Media Player. Next, we will tell you how to convert and play MXF file.
MXF (Material Exchange Format) is the audio/video format, defined by the standard SMPTE. This format is the solution to problems arisen from the unprofessional formats, and mainly used in the professional digital cameras for data storage. Many cameras, such as XF300/XF305 and Sony XDCAM, apply the MXF format. However, it is incompatible with many editing tools (Windows Movie Maker/iMovie included), players and devices. If you want to play the MXF file, you should convert it to the other formats, or use the MXF-supported players. It is suggested that you convert the format to MP4 because the converted file can be easily played and edited in the devices, especially Android phone, iPhone, iPad and iPad.
MXF is not widely used, and even some people don’t know this format. It is supported by few players, excluding the followings:
|Software that supports MXF file||VLC media player||Apple QuickTime Player||VLC media player|
|Zoom Player||Avid Media Composer||——|
|Any Video Viewer||Avid Pro Tools||——|
|Avid Pro Tools||VLC media player||——|
|Avid Media Composer||Aiseesoft MXF Converter for Mac||——|