.MXF File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .MXF file extension:

  1. Material Exchange Format File
  2. Maxis Font File

1. Material Exchange Format File

Material Exchange Format File

An MXF file is a video saved in the Material Exchange file format. It contains video and audio data, as well as metadata that describes that data. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) created the MXF format to allow different video equipment, applications, and users to exchange videos more easily. MXF files can be converted to other video formats, including .MP4, .AVI, and .MOV.

You can open an MXF file and play the media it contains in VideoLAN VLC media player (cross-platform). To do so, select File → Open File... from VLC's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your MXF file.

How do I convert an MXF file to other video formats?

You can also use VLC media player to convert an MXF file to a more common video file format, such as MP4. To do so, open VLC media player and select File → Convert / Stream.... When the Convert & Stream window appears, select your MXF file, choose the format you want to convert the file to, choose a save destination, and click Save.

A variety of other video conversion and editing programs, such as Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows, Mac) and Avid Media Composer (Windows, Mac), also allow users to convert MXF files to other video formats.

Updated: April 17, 2021

2. Maxis Font File

Maxis Font File
  • Developer Electronic Arts
  • Popularity
    3.2 (6 votes)
  • 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.

Software's name License Platforms
Electronic Arts SimCity 4 Electronic Arts SimCity 4 Commercial MacWindows

Updated: April 22, 2011

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