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Post Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:44 pm 
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Ok, I am trying to find a free player to watch .mxf files on my Mac (OS X)
the only thing I have found is flip4mac pro stuff that is $495. usd. and I am not going to fork out that kind of cash just to watch a few things.

Does anyone know of some software that will do the job?

ugh... yet another new format that has limitations and high prices.



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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:27 pm 
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What format are the files you are looking to play (inside the MXF)?

Although MXFLib does not contain a player, it does allow the audio and video to be extracted from MXF files and so you can probably then play the results.

If this is a help I could send you a Mac OS X binary (Power PC version)

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:59 pm 
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The .mxf files are A/V files created on the EVS.

NTSC 525 and possibly 1080i and 720p files too - those are the most common formats I use.

I'd rather just extract the video & audio and use it in FCP !
that would be better than just viewing it.

thanks for your help.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:45 pm 
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I have added a set of Mac OS X (PPC Darwin) files to the SourceForge download page at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=65032&package_id=121936&release_id=392993

You will either need to copy dict.xml to /usr/local/share/mxflib or specify it on the commandline to each application.

mxfwrap and mxfdump allow this with the option -d=./dict.xml however this isn't available for mxfsplit. You can still get mxfsplit to work with the dictionary in the current directory by loading it as an extra dictionary with option -dd=./dict.xml (just ignore the first error message when it can't find the main dictionary)

MXFSplit produces one file per essence stream in the MXF file, these get rather odd names (derived from the stream details) so you will want to rename them.


Hope this helps.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:48 pm 
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Matt,
Thanks...
I will try this and let you know the outcome!
Thanks,
I appreciate it.
dave

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