Handbrake is a free and open-source multithreaded transcoding app, it can transcodes video and audio from nearly any format to a handful of modern ones. Input files supported by Handbrake are listed as below:
DVD-Video from disc or ISO image, Matroska(MKV), Audio Video Interleave(AVI), MPEG-4 Part 14, MPEG Transport Stream (TS), BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream(M2TS)
Problems to convert MXF files with Handbrake
“Handbrake is not properly converting MXF files. When importing the converted track and playing in Premiere, the audio drops out at the end, and the video stops playing, although there is still time left on the file.”
MXF outputs audio in two mono channels instead of a single stereo channel, however, when importing MXF to Handbrake for converting, Handbrake does not handle the two mono channels, therefore, you will get output videos with dropped audios. To get all those issues fixed up, you will need a Handbrake alternatives to convert MXF files on both Windows and Mac.
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How to convert MXF Files with Handbrake Alternatives on Mac OS X El Capitan?
Step 1: Add MXF files to the program.
Install and launch the application, click “File” > “Add vieo/audio” to load MXF files to the program. You can add multiple files with the batch loading function.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Select output format according to your own needs. For playing MXF files on QuickTime player, select output file format from “Format” drop-down bar by following “Common Video” > “MOV – QuickTime(*.mov)”.
Tips: For outputting multiple audio tracks from MXF files, you can download Pavtube iMixMXF to convert MXF file to Multi-track MOV(*.mov) format.
Step 3: Customize output profile parameters.
Adjust output file parameters such as video codec, size, bitrate, frame rate and audio codec, frame rate, bit rate and channels to ensure a better video playback quality.
Step 4: Convert MXF files on El Capitan with Handbrake Alternative.
After all the settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start converting MXF files to your desired format.