The File Extensions Database

.MXF File Extension

  • Developer by: SMPTE
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MXF file?

.MXF is Material Exchange Format File

Multimedia format used by digital audio and video programs; contains captured audio and video data as well as metadata that describes the media stored in the file; designed by Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as a standard container for audio and video data; can be converted into other formats, such as .AVI or .MOV.

MXF files were designed to streamline workflows between different platforms, such as cameras, digital editing equipment, and servers. The file format adopts a subset of the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF), which was designed to help standardize the interchange of video between multiple vendors and platforms.

NOTE: Like any other media container format, the appropriate codec must be available in order to play the media stored within an MXF file.

Programs that open Material Exchange Format File
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Avid Media Composer
Grass Valley EDIUS
Avid Pro Tools
OpenCube XFReader
OpenCube XFConverter
VideoLAN VLC media player
Aiseesoft MXF Converter
Apple QuickTime Player
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Avid Media Composer
Avid Pro Tools
VideoLAN VLC media player
Aiseesoft MXF Converter for Mac
VideoLAN VLC media player
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player
File Type 2 Maxis Font File
Developer by: Electronic Arts Category: Font Files Format: Binary

Font file used by Maxis SimCity 4, a life simulation game; stored in the \Fonts\ directory of the game installation and contains a font such as Arial, Courier, or another font; used for displaying game text.

NOTE: Maxis is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts that develops SimCity games.

Programs that open Maxis Font File
Electronic Arts SimCity 4

How to solve problems with MXF files

  • Associate the MXF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any MXF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MXF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MXF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .MXF is Material Exchange Format File. Because only the current version supports the latest MXF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the SMPTE manufacturer website after an available .MXF is Material Exchange Format File update.
  • To make sure that your MXF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.