Open MXF file

The most commonly used .mxf file type: Material Exchange Format video

How to open mxf files?

mxf file icon Have you had trouble opening the mxf file on your computer? What are mxf files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is mxf file?

Files with mxf extension can be most notably found as video files saved in the Material Exchange Format, a subset of Advanced Authoring Format. It is a container format used for multimedia content exchange between cameras, video recorders, computer systems etc.

Material Exchange Format video description

File extension mxf is primarily associated with the Material Exchange Format, which was originally developed by the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) to act as an container format for wrapping video, audio, and other related metadata.

MXF format is also known as "digital equivalent of videotape" because the linear structure of MXF reminds classic video tape. Video and audio in MXF container can be encoded by various codecs supported by SMPTE D10 specification for professional video format. It is also known as a subset of the AAF (Advanced Authoring Format).

It is optimized for multimedia content interchange, or archiving and easily can be implemented in devices, like cameras, video recorders, computer systems etc.

Suggested software to open mxf file

Adobe Premiere Pro

A timeline-based video editing software from Adobe

Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac

Mac version of Adobe's prime video editing software

Apple Final Cut Pro

A professional video editing software from Apple

Other MXF file name extensions using the same .mxf suffix

.mxf - Maxis SimCity font

Files with mxf extension can also be found as font files from some SimCity game titles from Maxis.

Open mxf file with: SimCity 3000

.mxf - Microsoft Windows Media Center program guide list

An mxf file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows Media Center. An mxf file stores program guide list.

Open mxf file with: Microsoft Windows Windows Media Center

.mxf - MX Editor remote control data

An mxf file extension is related to the MX Editor remote control data format.

Open mxf file with: MX Editor

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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