How to Play MXF Video with QuickTime Player?

Material eXchange Format (MXF), a container format for professional digital video and audio that supports different streams of coded “essence” and encoded with a variety of compression formats. Aimed at professional video and broadcast applications, MXF can be implemented in devices ranging from cameras to computer systems. If you’ve installed QuickTime Player on your Mac, you may have considered using it to play MXF files. Whether you record videos in MXF format with your camcorder or get them from other channels, the fact is that MXF is unrecognizable for Mac system, regardless of iOS applications (FCP, iMovie, QuickTime) or iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad.

Is there any way to play MXF video with QuickTime Player on Mac? If you have encountered the same problem when dealing with MXF videos, you are definitely in the right place. In this article, we aim to offer you an easy way to help you play MXF with QuickTime player freely.

How to Solve MXF Video Playback Problems on QuickTime Player?

There are many different solutions available that will help you to make MXF videos playable on QuickTime Player, the most common way is to convert MXF to MOV format- the most popular container format and has the best playback options since it works natively in QuickTime Player. Here, a smart MXF to MOV converter – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is recommended. With it, you can quickly get your ideal QuickTime MOV files from your MXF videos to fit the various MOV-compatible applications best, including QuckTime Player, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.

This powerful MXF conversion software is also able to convert MXF to MP4, AVI,MKV, WMV, etc. and convert MXF to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, Android, etc. The feature-rich MXF converter for Canon, Panasonic, Sony HD camcorder allows you to edit videos, like cropping, trimming, adding subtitle and watermark. Its simple design is also favorable, which requires less experience to control.

Free download the MXF to QuickTime Converter for Mac. The MXF Converter for Mac program can run on the macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, etc.


Supposed you are using Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10, please refer to the PC version of MXF Converter for QuickTime.

The step-by-step tutorial goes with Mac version of the program. Its Windows version has the same operating procedures.

How to Convert MXF to MOV with No Quality Loss in few clicks?

Step 1: Add MXF files

Install and launch MXF Converter for Mac. Drag and drop MXF files to the software. You can import multiple files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button. For importing a single file, you can click “Add video” button.

add video

Step 2: Select QuickTime as output file

Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box, you can access to the “Common Video”>”MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)”.


Step 3: Customize your MXF video files (Optional)

This Video Converter also provides video editing functions. Just click “Edit” to enter the video editor. Trim feature can let you trim any clip you want. Crop feature helps you to remove black bars or fucous on the screen area you want. If you want to add some cool effects to enhance your videos, Effect feature can meet you. Also, you can add subtitles, watermarks, etc.

video converter mac editing interface

Step 4: Start MXF to MOV (QuickTime) conversion

You can preview to check the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting MXF to QuickTime MOV for playing on QuickTime player. It will take you a little while.

When the MXF to QuickTime MOV conversion is finished, you’ve got a widely supported QuickTime MOV file. Enjoy!

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