Material eXchange Format ( MXF ) is a open-standard container or a wrapper format for digital audio and video media defined by a set of standards defined by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers ( SMPTE ). There are many camcorders use MXF format, like Canon XF105. Unfortunately Canon XF105 MXF is not an easy format to handle both on Windows and Mac. In this article, we aim to offer you an easy way to help you play Canon XF105 MXF with VLC media player freely.

The basic way to get Canon XF105 MXF files played:

Find a media player that can support playing Canon XF105.mxf files as well as be compatible with the Mac or Windows OS.

VLC media player is the most successful free open source cross-platform multimedia player in Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Playing Canon XF105 MXF files on VLC is by using the Mainconcept Reference codec, by installing this codec you can directly run your Canon XF105 MXF files on the VLC media player.

While, there are still groups of people complain of the imported with low video quality or incapability of video playback. Here is an example:

“I can play the MXF files from my Canon XF105 in VLC, but the audio is choppy or non-existant…The video plays without a hitch. But no audio. Any fixes for this problem, or am I the only one? :)”

An quick workaround to get Canon XF105 MXF files played:

Convert the Canon XF105 MXF files to common formats (like AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, etc) to fit the local VLC media player.

UFUShare Video Converter for Windows or Mac, it’s a professional mxf converting software helping you to transcode MXF files by Panasonic P2, Canon XF, Sony XDCAM series camcorders to any common video formats for Windows, like AVI, MKV, MP4, MPG, WMV… And it has preset the optimized settings for the different output format and players. Users can feel free to specify the target files. With it, you can fast convert Canon XF105 MXF to AVI that can be easily played in VLC by downloading a codec like divX codec. If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version. Just download it and start the conversion following the tutorial below.

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Transcoding Canon XF105 MXF to AVI for VLC player:

This guide uses MXF Converter Windows (Windows 8/10 included) version screenshots. The way to change Canon XF105 mxf for VLC on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

Step 1: Install and launch this best MXF to AVI Converter; click the Add button to import the Canon XF105 MXF files to the converter.

Canon XF105 MXF for VLC

Step 2: Click Format bar to choose output format and you can choose MP4, AVI, MKV or other common formats. Here we choose “HD Video -> AVI HD Video (*.avi)” as example, which is supported by nearly all player and portable devices.

Convert Canon XF105 MXF Files to HD AVI

Step 3: You can adjust the parameters by clicking “settings” button, choose the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you want.

Step 4: Click Convert button to start encoding Canon XF105 MXF files to VLC player.

After the conversion, tap the Open icon in the main interface and you can locate the converted files there. Just add the files to your VLC, and you can play the converted Canon XF105 MXF on VLC easily without any issues.

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