.MXF File Extension

File Type:
Material Exchange Format File

Having trouble opening .mxf extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mxf files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mxf files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MXF file?

Mxf file extension has Material Exchange Format file type, developed by SMPTE, which is associated with the "video files" category.

Typically used by digital audio/video programs, the file is used for storing captured audio/video data. It may also include metadata describing the media, which is saved within the file. Users can convert MXF files into other formats, including .MOV and .AVI.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

mxf file icon
File Type:
Material Exchange Format File
Video Files

How to open MXF file?

Double click the mxf file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mxf extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mxf extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mxf file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MXF files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mxf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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