MXF File

What are MXF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MXF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a MXF file?

MXF files have multiple uses, and Material Exchange Format Video is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Material Exchange Format Video File

MXF is an acronym for Material Exchange Format, a file format designed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. MXF files are often referred to as the digital equivalent of videotapes.

These files contain video and audio data as well as other data bitstreams. They are created by digital video recorders, cameras, and computers.

The MXF file format is a container format, and MXF files can be converted into other video formats if needed.

How to open MXF files

We have identified three MXF openers that are compatible with this specific type of MXF file.

Programs that open Material Exchange Format Video files

Last updated: January 16, 2023

All known file formats using extension .MXF

While Material Exchange Format Video File is a popular type of MXF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .MXF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Picasa Movie Project

We know that one MXF format is Picasa Movie Project. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

MXF opener for Windows

We have identified one MXF opener that is compatible with this specific type of MXF file.


More file formats using the MXF extension

Through our research of MXF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

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Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
TS PlayerTS PlayerUser submitted
Avid Pro ToolsAvid Pro ToolsUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
GuPlayerGuPlayerUser submitted
VideoPad Video EditorVideoPad Video EditorUser submitted
GU PlayerGU PlayerUser submitted

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