MXF File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a MXF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MXF files.
What is a MXF file?
MXF is an acronym for for Material Exchange Format. The MXF file format was designed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Files that contain the .mxf file extension are often referred to as the digital equivalent of video tape. These files contain video and audio data as well as other data bitstreams. They can be used in video recorders, cameras and on computers.
The MXF file format is a container format and MXF files can be converted into other video formats when needed. However, the proper video codec must be present in order to play the video that is contained in the MXF container file.
How to open MXF files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MXF for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MXF openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension MXF
While we know of one file format using the .MXF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MXF file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of MXF files. Remember, different programs may use MXF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.