Play Sony/Canon/Panasonic MXF Files on Android Phone/Tablets

Diana Joan

Mar 04, 2016 06:22 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Is there a way to play .mxf video on Android?

According to, the Android supports the playing of video using the H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG4 SP and VP8 codecs. However, I want to play a video encoded in the .mxf format (Material eXchange format) in my Android phone. How do I go about it?

Play MXF files on Android

Tips: MXF generally contains MPEG-2 / AVC video with profile/levels not supported by the decoders in the android devices. Specifically IMX is 422 profile at main level and HD MPEG-2 MXF is generally 422 profile at high level.

Free way to play MXF file on Android

There are some free MXF video player apps that you can download to your Android phone or tablet. Such as MX Player, VLC Media Player, GOM Media Player, KM Player, etc. You can play MXF files from Sony/Canon/Panasonic P2 camcorders with those free MXF players app.

Convert MXF files for Android phone/tablet

If you don't want to install above listed free MXF players on your Android phone/tablets or the free players listed above fail to do the MXF conversion work for you, you can convert MXF files to Android phone/tablets playable formats.

To get the job easily completed, here, we would like to recommend you to download Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan) , which not only helps to convert Sony/Canon/Panasonic MXF files to Android device supported AVI, WMV, MP4, etc formats, but also enables you to directly output Android phone/tablets preset profile formats.

In addition, there are some beneficial features to help you achieve better video viewing experience on Android phone/tablets. You can adjust the output MXF aspect ratio to make it fit with the display aspect ratio of your Android phone/tablets, compress MXF files by trimming video length, reducing video file size or lowering video bit rate, split large MXF files into small by file size, length, count, etc.

How to Convert and Play Sony/Canon/Panasonic MXF Files on Android Phone/Tablets?

Step 1: Load MXF files to the program.

Start the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import MXF videos to the application.

Load MXF files to the program

Step 2: Output Android phone/tablet preset profile format.

Click the Format bar, you can choose to select "Android Phones 1080p Video(*.mp4)" or "Android Tablets 1080p Video(*.mp4)" video under "Android" main category. This format will be compatible with all Android phones and tablets. You can also opt to output specific device preset formats according to the Android device model that you own.

Choose Android phone/tablet preset profile format

Step 3: Adjust output aspect ratio to fit with Android phone/tablet.

Open "Video Editor" window, under "Crop" tab, click "Advanced Mode" in the right panel, then select "Keep Ratio" option in the left panel, from "Display aspect ratio" drop-down list, you can either keep the original aspect ratio by choosing "Original" or keep the cropped aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:1, etc from the aspect ratio lists.

Adjust output aspect ratio

Step 4: Convert MXF to Android phone/tablets.

After all the settings is completed, clicking the right-bottom "Convert" button on the main interface to start MXF to Android phone or tablets conversion.

When the conversion is completed, you will get no problem to transfer and play converted files on Android phones or tablets.

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