4K MXF in QuickTime: How to Play 4K MXF files in QuickTime Player?

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Read this article to learn how to freely play 4K MXF files in QuickTime.

You may had a camcorder or camera can record 4K MXF videos at hand and wanna know how to play it on Quicktime. Well, in this article we focus on how to play 4K video in QuickTime on computer, as there are many users are facing the trouble viewing 4K MXF in QuickTime.

QuickTime crashed:

“I got a lot of 4K MXF videos from Canon XC15 shared with my best friend. When I am trying to watch these videos, Quicktime Player on my Mac crashed. What’s wrong?”

Can’t view 4K MXF file in QuickTime:

“I am now on High Sierra. QT player would not play 4K MXF videos, just shows error. Can I not play a 4K MXF video on my system?”

In fact, Apple has offered 4K playback support on OS X Mavericks. But the issue is that it can not afford MXF video format natively. If you wanna play 4K MXF videos smoothly on QuickTime player, you’d better convert 4K MXF video to QuickTime playable format first. To resolve all the issues, we can recommend you UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, which is an all-in-one tool that can help you to convert 4K MXF videos within one stop.

With it, you can fast convert 4K MXF to QuickTime playable format with least quality loss. Plus, this 4K video converting software provides the optimal presets for portable devices like iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tablet, Surface Tablet, Kindle Fire HDX; editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC, etc for better enjoying, editing 4K MXF files. If you are a PC user, pls turn to UFUSoft Video Converter Windows version. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Convert 4K MXF to QuickTime MOV format on Mac

STEP 1. Add 4K MXF files

Launch the program and click “Add” button to load 4K MXF files you want to convert. You also can simply drag&drop the files to the software’s window list directly.

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P.S. If there are subtitles information included in your source MXF videos, our software will display them for you so that you can keep the subtitle after conversion.

STEP 2. Select output format

You can choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format. The default setting will work great, you also can customize video and audio output parameters, such as resolution, bit rate, audio channel, etc and save them as your profile.

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STEP 3. Start Conversion

Just click “Convert” to encode 4K MXF to QuickTime MOV. The conversion windows will pop up immediately.

In a couple of minutes, your videos will be successfully converted into MOV. Then, you can click “Open” to find your converted QuickTime MOV videos quickly. Now, you can import the converted MOV files to play in QuickTime player without issue.

Additional Tip:

VLC player should afford 4K MXF videos without conversion. If QuickTime player is not your unique player installed on computer, try VLC. It is much powerful.