Play MXF files in VLC smoothly

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This article offers you a basic way to play MXF files with VLC player freely. Get the tricks here.

“I read that VLC can easily play MXF but it’s not working on mine. I have the latet VLC player. Any solutions? Thank you.”

“I am struggling to make MXF videos play in VLC smoothly. I think VLC is powerful enough for affording MXF videos. However, MXF is still played lag&choppy in VLC. What should I do?”

Before importing MXF videos into VLC for playing, the question is which kind of mxf files can be played. There are so many flavours, codecs, etc. I think it’s nearly impossible to build a player, that plays all of them. Therefore, if you wanna get a fluent playing experience, you’d better encode MXF format to VLC more friendly formats first.

Brorsoft MXF Converter, a professional software for transcoding MXF files by Panasonic P2, Canon XF, Sony XDCAM series camcorders to any common video formats for Windows, like AVI, MKV, MP4, MPG, WMV… is highly recommended here.

With it, you can fast convert MXF to AVI that can be easily played in VLC by downloading a codec like divX codec. If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version named Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to transcode .mxf files to VLC on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included). Just download it and start the conversion following the tutorial below.

How to Open MXF videos in VLC

One: Install and launch this best MXF to VLC Converter; click the Add button to import the MXF files to the converter.

Two: 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.

Three: Tap Convert button to start encoding MXF files to VLC player.

After the conversion, tap the Open icon and you can locate the converted files there. Just add the files to your VLC, and you can play the encoded MXF on VLC easily without any issues. Enjoy!

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