How to Get VLC Open and Play MXF Files

This article provides the ultimate solution to open and view MXF in VLC player with the best quality. 


You probably saved some MXF media your computer from a Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 or Canon XF camcorder. The problem is that it's a bit hard to open and play MXF files. Some guys turn to use VLC to play MXF files, which is one of the most successful free open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files, but some playback issues still exist: 

"I read that VLC can easily play MXF but it's not working on mine. I have the latet VLC player. Any solutions?" 

“I can play the MXF files from my XF-100 in VLC, but the audio is choppy or non-existant... The video plays without a hitch. But no audio. Any fixes for this problem, or am I the only one? :( " 

Actually, the question is which kind of MXF files can be played in VLC. There are so many flavours, codecs, etc. I think it's nearly impossible to build a player, that plays all of them. The ultimate solution to get MXF files played in VLC media player is to convert the MXF files to common formats (like AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, etc) to fit the local VLC media player. 

Brorsoft Video Converter is the solid tool to help users convert all types of MXF to VLC playable H.264 MP4 video on Windows (Windows 10 included) without quality loss. Besides, it also supports converting MXF files to iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Tab, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Avid Media Composer and more to meet your different needs. If you wanna solve the MXF in VLC playback issues on Mac OS X(including macOS Sierra, El Capitan), please turn toVideo Converter for Mac



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Convert MXF for playback with VLC freely 

1. Add MXF media 

Run the MXF video converter and then import your .mxf files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion. 


2. Set output format 

Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode MXF to mp4, .mov, DivX .avi for playing with VLC. 


Tip: You can also check the "Settings" box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your VLC player. 

3. Start conversion 

Click the "Convert" button start encoding MXF files to VLC player. After the conversion, click the Open icon to locate the converted files there. Then drag & drop the files to your VLC, and you can play the converted MXF on VLC perfectly. Enjoy. 


Editor's Note: As far as I know, in addition to playing video files, VLC can also convert kinds of videos freely. Learn a full guide on how to convert videos using VLC.

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  • #1

    seks telefon (Tuesday, 17 January 2017 04:18)


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    psychics (Friday, 20 January 2017 07:36)


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    love spell (Saturday, 21 January 2017 13:33)


  • #4

    Robert Michaels (Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:30)

    Pretty great! I've been using this: to edit my mxf files but I needed another player to load them and re-check the editing, and VLC will work great! Thanks for the tip! :)

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