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How to Convert MXF to MP4 on Windows, Mac, and Online

Jane Zhou posted on May 26, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

MXF stands for "Material eXchange Format." It is a container format that stores video, audio, and metadata. This video file format supports full-time code and metadata, which allows professional use of the video contents, especially in TV broadcasting. 

However, it is not a popular format that is supported by most devices and programs. For example, you can't edit or play MXF files with iMovie and other popular video editors. If you want to play the MXF file on your desired players, which don't support the MXF file, you can convert MXF to MP4. In this post, you will learn about five free and efficient methods to convert MXF to MP4 on Windows PC, Mac, and online.

How to Convert MXF to MP4 on Windows 

There are two programs for Windows users to convert MXF to MP4 quickly. One is EaseUS Video Editor, and the other is Adobe Media Encoder.

1. EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is a fantastic video editor for beginners and pros. It allows you to convert file formats easily and quickly, as it supports many key video and audio formats. Moreover, you can create a stunning movie with its abundant editing tools.

EaseUS Video Editor key features:

  • Enable you to split, crop, cut, trim, reverse and rotate videos with ease
  • Provide a lot of filters, overlays, and transitions effects to enrich your video
  • Support numerous formats conversion, such as convert MKV to MP4, convert MPEG to MP3, and so on
  • Allow you to upload your video to social media platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and many more

If you want to convert MXF to MP4 effortlessly, you can use EaseUS Video Editor by following the tutorial steps.

Step 1. Import the source file

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the home screen, you can import the source file by either clicking the "Import" option or simply dragging the video to the appropriate area.

import file

Step 2. Add to project

You need to add the imported file to the track by choosing the "Add to Project" option, or you can drag and place the file to the track as you want.

add to project

Step 3. Export the source file

Now you can click "Export" on the main menu on the top.

export

Step 4. Save as MP4

Under the "Video" tab, choose MP4 as the desired video file format.

add to project

On the right pane, you can edit the file name, customize an output folder and settings, and then click "Export".

add to project

 

2. Adobe Media Encoder

Adobe Media Encoder is a video media trans-coding utility developed and marketed by Adobe through Adobe Creative Cloud. It can help you convert MXF to MP4 in the following steps.

Step 1. In the top left corner, click "+" to import the MXF file that you want to convert.

Import mxf file

Step 2. Choose H.264 as the output file format.

Choose MP4 format

Step 3. Click on the words listed in the Preset column to launch the Export Settings window. Then choose the quality of your converted file.

Adjust the video quality

Step 4. Click the "Output File" to choose the saving location of your converted file and change a new name for it.

Choose the location of the converted file

Step 5. After all down, Press the green play button located in the top-right corner of the queue to convert your video. Then you can get the MP4 version file. 

Start conversion

How to Convert MXF to MP4 on Mac

Below are two pieces of free software for Mac users to convert MXF to MP4. You can check the following detailed tutorial steps.

1. VLC Media Player

VLC is an open-source media player. It is not just an excellent tool for playing videos; it can do many other things, like converting videos into different formats. If you want to convert MXF to MP4, you can do it efficiently with its help.

Check out the following steps to convert MXF to MP4 with VLC.

Step 1. Install and open VLC.

Step 2. Import MXF file. In the top left corner, click "Media"> "Convert/Save". 

Import MXF file with VLC

Step 3. Choose the "Add" button to select the MXF file that you want to convert. Then from the Convert/Save dropdown at the bottom, click "Convert."

Import file to VLC

Step 4. Select the format from the Profile dropdown menu. Click "Browse" to choose the destination where you want to save the converted file. After that, click "Start." A few moments later, you will get an MP4 version.

Convert mxf to mp4

2. HandBrake

HandBrake is an open-source video transcoder. With HandBrake, you can convert videos nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. It is a good option for you to convert MXF to MP4.

Below are the tutorial steps to convert MXF to MP4 with HandBrake

Step 1. Download and install HandBrake.

Step 2. Open HandBrake and Click "Source" to choose the MXF file that you need to convert.

Import MXF file to Handbrake

Step 3. Click "Browse" to choose the location where your converted file will be saved. Then select "MP4 File" as the output file format.

Choose a destination for the converted file

Step 4. At last, click "Start" to convert MXF to MP4. You will get an MP4 version later.

Concert MXF to MP4 with HandBrake

How to Convert MXF to MP4 Online for Free

Apart from offline software, you also can convert MXF to MP4 by online converters. 

CloudConvert is one of the most popular online MXF to MP4 converters. It supports nearly any audio, video, image, and document format. Using it, you can convert MXF to MP4 without installing software. Now let's see how it works to convert MXF to MP4.

Step 1. Upload your MXF files to CloudConvert.

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the output format.

Step 3. Click "Convert" and download the MP4 version a few minutes later.

Convert MXF to MP4 with CloudConvert

Try https://cloudconvert.com/mxf-to-mp4

Conclusion 

This post shows you five programs to convert MXF to MP4, including offline software and online tools. You can find the right software that works best for you. Among those programs, we strongly advise you to use EaseUS Video Editor if you are a Windows user. 

EaseUS Video Editor is an all-in-one video editor. It not only allows you to convert your files but edit your videos with a few clicks. You can add over 300 filters, overlays, transitions, and elements to make your video stand out. After that, you can directly share your amazing videos to social media platforms. All in all, EaseUS Video Editor is definitely worth a try.

Convert MXF to MP4 FAQs

There are some questions related to converting MXF to MP4. You can have a look.

1. What is an MXF file?

MXF stands for "Material eXchange Format." It is a container format that stores video, audio, and metadata. This video file format supports full-time code and metadata, which allows professional use of the video contents, especially in TV broadcasting.

2. How do I convert MXF files?

To convert MXF files, you need to download and install EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor and import the MXF file.

Step 2. Drag and drop the file to the timeline. Here, you can edit your video with many editing tools.

Step 3. Click "Export" and choose "MP4" button. Then select the "Export" button, you will convert MXF files successfully.

3. Is MXF better than MP4?

Yes. It's better in some ways.

  • MXF is a verbose and redundant format that makes it more robust and easier to repair than MOV or MP4.
  • For MXF, all metadata "travels" inside the MXF files from beginning to end of the workflow, which saves a lot of headaches to all the production and post-production crew.
  • MXF is a competent and extensible format.

4. How do I convert MXF to MP4 with VLC?

Step 1. Open VLC and click "Media" > "Convert/Save" > "Add". Then choose the MXF file and select the "Convert" button from the Convert/Save dropdown.

Step 2. In the Convert window, choose MP4 format and click "Start." Later, you can get a converted file.

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