How to Make VLC play Sony XAVC MXF files

VLC cannot play Sony XAVC 4K .mxf videos? This article will give you right direction to play Sony XAVC MXF files in VLC player.

I am working with Sony FS7 video camera that records in XAVC codec as mxf files-Same as the F5 or F55. However neither Quicktime 7 nor VLC Player will open the mxf files. I tried everything mentioned on Google. After countless tests, I found a simple way to play Sony XAVC .mxf in VLC player.

As a new video codec, the XAVC footage captured by Sony PXW-F5, F55, FS7, X70, etc are not supported well by VLC media player. Although VLC adds support for 4K video playback with latest update, it still can’t handle 4K XAVC videos perfectly. There are always stuttering, jumping issues. A possible solution to open XAVC files with VLC flawlessly without any trouble is to convert XAVC to VLC most friendly format. What I used is Brorsoft MXF Converter.

With it, you can fast convert Sony XAVC .mxf to MP4 that can be easily played in VLC. If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to transcode .mxf files to VLC on Mac OS X (High Sierra, Sierra included). Just download it and start the conversion following the tutorial below.

Convert XAVC for playback in VLC

Step One: Start up MXF Converter as the best 4K XAVC Converter for VLC player. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to load your video files.

Step Two: Click on “Format” bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode XAVC to .avi, .mov, .mp4 for playing with VLC.

Tip: By clicking “Settings” icon, you can enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step Three: Tap “Convert” button to start XAVC MXF to VLC conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open” button to get the exported H.264 MP4 files for playback with VLC player fluently.

Editor Note:

This versatile XAVC to VLC Converter program not only can change XAVC to VLC playable format, but also supports converting XAVC to QuickTime, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs.

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3 thoughts on “How to Make VLC play Sony XAVC MXF files

  1. Wendy

    everything worked great, none of my 3 normal softwares for conversion were able to process the video, but yours worked great.


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