Play MXF files with VLC Media Player with Video and Audio Sync

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“I am using vlc to play some mxf files. The files play fine but it seems I cannot seek. Whenever I try to click to a position on the scrollbar the video will freeze and jump to the beginning. I am wondering is this a known issue? “

“I have trolled the forum for an answert to this. I want to play .mxf video and .mxf audio files (JPEG2000 files) from our Digital Cinema Projector on my PC. I can play the audio fine. But the video just scrolls through the video as if it was playing but no vide actually shows. I am running v1.0.6, Can someone suggest what is needed to play .mxf (JPEG2000) video/audio files?”

Material eXchange Format ( MXF ) is a open-standard container or a wrapper format for digital audio and video media defined by a set of standards defined by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers ( SMPTE ). There are many camcorders use MXF format, like Sony XDCAM series, Panasonic P2 series and canon XF series. Unfortunately MXF is not an easy format to handle both on Windows and Mac. In this article, we aim to offer you an easy way to help you play MXF with VLC media player freely.

VLC player is an open source media player developed by the Video Lan project. It is a very useful tool for viewing many different media formats, on multiple computer platforms. Playing MXF files on VLC can be achieved by some methods. To be able to play them you can use Avid or Canopus editing software, or use UFUSoft MXF Converter (for Mac) and use any of these to convert the MXF files into .AVI files that can be easily played in VLC by downloading a codec like divX codec. Another method for playing MXF files on VLC is by using the Mainconcept Reference codec, by installing this codec you can directly run your MXF files on the VLC media player. Through this you should be playing MXF files on VLC media player with ease.

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Transcoding MXF to AVI for VLC player:

Step 1: Install and launch this best MXF to AVI Converter; click the Add button to import the MXF files to the converter.

Step 2: Click Format bar to choose output format and you can choose MP4, AVI, MKV or other common formats. Here we choose “HD Video -> AVI HD Video (*.avi)” as example, which is supported by nearly all player and portable devices.

Then you can adjust the parameters by clicking “settings” button, choose the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you want.


Step 3: Click Convert button to start encoding MXF files to VLC player. After the conversion, tap the Open icon in the main interface and you can locate the converted files there. Just add the files to your VLC, and you can play the converted MXF on VLC easily without any issues.

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