A step-by-step guide on how to extract and convert the MXF files from a HD camcorder card to mpeg or other formats using the Videolan VLC media player for the use of uploading them to YouTube , for example.
If someone gave me the choice of picking just one media player to take to a deserted island, I would most definitely plonk for VideoLan’s VLC Media Player. VLC, the free media player popular for its capability to play most media formats(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg…) While, no-one seems to know much how to import and play MXF files in VLC Media Player ?
[size="4"]But Can VLC play MXF files directly?[/size]
MXF format is one of the supported file types of VLC, so once you have VLC Media Player installed on your computer just drag your MXF file over top of the main program window to get it to play.
Important Note: Though as it claimed, VLC Media Player supports MXF format, there are still groups of people complain of the imported with low video quality or incapability of video playback. Here is an example:
“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?”
Then, what to do if you want to open and play MXF with VLC? Well, just cast aside VLC and turn to Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac , which can help you convert MXF to all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. Besides, the built-in editor allows you to trim, crop, adjustment video effect, etc. to get the best overall video effects. For converting MXF for VLC on Windows, you can use Brorsoft MXF Converter . Just download it and start the conversion following the tutorial below.
How to play MXF with VLC media player
This guide uses MXF Converter Mac version screenshots. The way to change mxf for VLC on Windows is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.
Step 1: Add MXF files
Install and launch this best MXF to VLC Converter; click the Add button to import the MXF files to the converter.
Step 2: Choose VLC most compatible format
Click Format bar to choose output format and you can choose MP4, AVI, MKV or other common formats.
Tip: You can adjust the parameters by clicking "settings" button, choose the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you want.
Step 3: Convert MXF to VLC
Click Convert button to start encoding MXF files for playing in 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.
This versatile MXF Video Converter for Mac program not only can change Avid MXF to VLC playable format, but also supports converting Avid MXF to iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs.
If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips " or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column "to get your solutions.
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