How to Play MXF files on Mac

Olga Weis
Elmedia Player
MXF Viewer Mac


MXF is a container format for professional digital video and audio that supports different streams of coded "essence" and encoded with a variety of compression formats. Numerous camcorders use MXF container, e.g. Sony XDCAM series and Panasonic P2 series. Being highly professional MXF is not easy to handle for the most of players including QuickTime and VLC. Most of the times players cannot deal with MXF directly.

To be able to play MXF on your Mac, you can try various third-party players, install MXF codec packs, use converters. Or you can install Mac MXF player that is capable of handling this complex format without an effort.

Elmedia Multiformat Player - MXF Viewer Mac App

Elmedia Multiformat Player is a pro level MXF viewer for Mac that is comprehensive enough for anyone to use. Elmedia offers a variety of settings. It can play MXF files by Panasonic P2, Canon XF, Sony XDCAM series camcorders with ease.

Follow the guide below to play MXF on Mac with Elmedia Player:

  1. Buy and open the application

    Purchase Elmedia Player Go to Mac App Store to buy Elmedia Multiformat Video Player with your Apple ID. Click the price tag (Buy) under the app icon. After the purchase is complete the download will start. As soon as the player is downloaded you can open it.

  2. Play MXF files

    Elmedia offers several convenient ways to add files to it:

    • ★ Drag the selected MXF file onto the open player or on its Dock icon. Purchase Elmedia Player
    • ★ Right-click on an MXF file in Finder to choose "Open With" and then Elmedia Player.
    • ★ Open "File" menu from Elmedia Player, then "Open..." option.
  3. Play all movies you have
Free MXF Viewer Mac App

Elmedia Player is so popular because additionally to MXF files it offers brilliant playback for FLV, MKV, MP4, AVI, MP3, OGG, M4A, AAC, F4V, and many more. You can easily watch online videos on YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and other resources directly from Elmedia without opening a web browser; Open Online Video option helps eliminate noisy ads often included in online videos.

Elmedia Player for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 40.65MB free space
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