Some videos shot using HD camera like Sony and Panasonic, are saved in MXF file format. If you load them off your camera to a computer, you may fail to open the MXF files on your Windows PC or Mac. The pre-installed media players on Windows, like Windows Media Player, Movies & TV, Windows Movie Maker, can’t open MXF files on Windows computer. If you are looking for a MXF player for Windows or a solution to convert MXF to other file format, you are at the right place.
Get the MXF player for Windows
To play MXF files on windows, get this media player & converter first.
You can download and use the free trial version to play MXF videos on Windows without any fee. To do that, simply drag the MXF file from File Explorer and drop it to the video converter and player. Move your mouse cursor above the video thumbnail in the media program to show the play button and click on it to start playing MXF video on Windows computer.
Convert MXF files to other formats
The above video converter can also help us easily transcode MXF files to other file formats and video codec. Select a video format that is compatible with the device you want to play it, like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc. Advanced users can make use of this converter to customize video codec, audio codec, frame rate, video resolution, bitrate, etc. Finally hit the Convert button to convert MXF files to the selected format.
Open the output folder to find the converted video file, you can then play it with your favorite player, transfer it from your PC to other devices.
Update Jan 2020: this article was originally published in Jan 2019. In this update, the old free trial was removed.