How to convert MXF to MP4 - 2023 Updated

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by Brian Fisher Proven solutions

If you are using video recorders or camcorders by Sony, Panasonic, or Canon, you would come across MXF files that is a video container format for storing digital video and audio as defined by SMPTE. Since MXF is not a regular video format, it is not compatible with the majority of the devices and players and moreover, proper codecs are needed to open the file. So, if you want to play your MXF files on your system, TV, mobile phone, and other devices, conversion to a more compatible format like MP4 is needed. A good MXF to MP4 converter is needed for the task.

Part 1: Best tool to Convert MXF to MP4- Wondershare UniConverter

One of the best conversion tools that support converting MXF to MP4 and other file formats on your Windows and Mac is Wondershare UniConverter. This professional and multi-functional software supports over 1000 formats and pre-set device profiles to look after all your conversion requirements. The files can be converted in batches and in lossless quality. The process of conversion using Wondershare is simple and takes place in just a few quick steps.

Steps to convert MXF to MP4 using Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1

Add MXF files to Wondershare UniConverter.

Launch the installed software on your system and from the main interface choose the Video Converter tab. Click on the + Add files or the + sign to import the MXF files from your system. For batch processing, multiple files can be added.

add video files
Step 2

Choose MP4 as the target format.

The added files will appear on the interface. Next, expand the drop-down list at the Output Format tab on the bottom-left corner. From the Video tab, select MP4 and also choose the output resolution.

choose output format
Step 3

Convert MXF to MP4.

To choose the desktop folder to save the converted files, use the File Location tab. Finally. Clicking on the Start All button at the bottom-right corner will start the conversion process.

convert mxf to mp4

On the software, interface check the converted files from the Finished tab.

Part 2: Online Converter to convert MXF to MP4

To convert your MXF files to MP4 without downloading any additional software, online tools can be used. One such powerful tool is Online UniConverter that supports all key video, images, and audio formats. Earlier known as, the tool allows adding files from the local system and from Google Drive and Dropbox for which free sign-up is needed. A maximum of 2 files can be processed at a time (up to 50MB) and there is also an option to change the basic video and audio parameters. After the conversion, you can choose to download the converted files locally or save them to Dropbox.

Steps to convert MXF to MP4 using Online UniConverter

Step 1. Run on your browser window and click on the Choose Files button to add the local MXF files. You can also add the files saved to Google Drive or Dropbox.

online uniconverter add video

Step 2. After the file is added, choose MP4 from the output format list. Click on the Settings icon if you need to edit the video and audio parameters.

choose mp4

Step 3. Click on the CONVERT button to start the file conversion.

convert it

After the file is converted, download it locally or save it to Dropbox as needed.

Part 3: FAQ

1. What is the MXF format?

Standing for Material Exchange Format, MXF is a container format that is majorly used by professional digital video and audio programs. In addition to the video and the audio data, the format also stores the metadata that describes the media in the file designed by SMPTE standards. MXF format helps in streamlining work among different platforms like equipment, servers, cameras, editing equipment, and more.

2. Can VLC play MXF files?

To play the MXF files using a VLC media player, you need to first download the Main concept Reference codec. Once this codec is installed, the MXF files can be directly opened on the VLC player.

Brian Fisher

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