xberk wrote on 9/22/2020, 6:38 PM

I use good old Windows Media player .. I like VLC too.

Rich Parry wrote on 9/22/2020, 6:49 PM

I guess I should mention I avoid using VLC since it has severe stutter (1fps) when playing my .mxf files and Windows Media player won't play my .mxf files at all, it doesn't recognize the extension.

Musicvid wrote on 9/22/2020, 6:59 PM

What's inside your .mxf wrapper? May not be a player issue, but a system issue. Here's the link, but you know the drill.

lenard-p wrote on 9/22/2020, 8:23 PM

I have used the MPC-HC video player for many years but it is no longer under development since 2017.


It was taken over in 2018 and regularly updated since then

Rich Parry wrote on 9/22/2020, 11:44 PM


The only link I found said MPC-HC development ended in 2017. I'm glad to see someone picked up the ball in 2018. I have downloaded the latest version. Thank you for your time and solution.


andyrpsmith wrote on 9/23/2020, 6:41 AM

Have a look at PotPlayer

Uwe-Erbrich wrote on 9/23/2020, 11:23 AM

Regarding PotPlayer: I had serious problems with the sound becoming asynchronous with the video over time (XAVC-S).

Uwe-Erbrich wrote on 9/23/2020, 11:24 AM

VLC worked fine for me.

Rich Parry wrote on 9/23/2020, 1:14 PM


To answer your question, "What inside the wrapper" that prevents Windows Media Player from playing the .mxf wrapper file, below are the details and here is a sample file.

Inside the wrapper ...

Rich Parry wrote on 9/23/2020, 1:22 PM

Thank you to all that responded. leonard-p pointed me to the latest version of MPC-HC which is currently supported, so from my point of view, this matter has a happy ending. I'll continue to use MPC-HC.

I retract my comment that VLC didn't play the file, it seems to play the file fine.

I've also downloaded PotPlayer as suggested by use-erbrich, I haven't tried it yet.

thanks again,


Musicvid wrote on 9/23/2020, 7:18 PM

Yeah, glad you can play it.

I would rather call this an archive format instead of a delivery format. Your bpp indicates it will play beautifully using XAVC-S at around 60 Mbps. Should do fine on other folks' systems and players, too.