MXF Reader

DirectShow filter for reading and demultiplexing MXF files and playlists.


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The MXF (Material Exchange Format) Reader is a DirectShow filter for MXF playback. It reads MXF files and demultiplexes it into its DV-DIF, MPEG ES Video, JPEG2000 and PCM Audio data streams for further processing or rendering. The filter performs the function of both file reader and splitter (demultiplexer) and should be the source filter in a graph.

The MXF Reader filter also supports MXF playlists. For a complete playout solution please see Broadcast Automation Platform.

This product replaces the previously available MXF Splitter filter.


  • MXF Operational Patterns: OP1a and OPAtom.
  • Handled Essences: DV-DIF, D10(MPEG IMX), MPEG ES Video, JPEG2000, AVC(H264), AES3-BWF Audio.
  • Supports SONY IMX and PANASONIC AVC-Intra files.
  • Extracts and decripts essences encripted by AES algorithm.
  • Extracts header metadata to XML stream.

Supported MXF Standards

  • SMPTE 336M: Data Encoding Protocol using Key-Length-Value
  • SMPTE 377M: Material Exchange Format (MXF) - File Format Specification
  • SMPTE 378M: Operational pattern 1A (Single Item, Single Package)
  • SMPTE 379M: MXF Generic Container
  • SMPTE 381M: Mapping MPEG Streams into the MXF Generic Container
  • SMPTE 382M: Mapping AES3 and Broadcast Wave Audio into the MXF Generic Container
  • SMPTE 383M: Mapping DV-DIF Data to the MXF Generic Container
  • SMPTE 386M: Mapping Type D-10 Essence Data to the MXF Generic Container
  • SMPTE 390M: Specialized Operational Pattern "Atom" (Simplified Representation of a Single Item)
  • SMPTE 422M: Mapping JPEG 2000 Codestreams into the MXF Generic Container
  • SMPTE 429-6 / ISO 26429-6:2008: MXF Track File Essence Encryption
  • SMPTE 434: XML Encoding for Metadata and File Structure Information
  • Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd. Specification of Content Data Structure on P2 Card.

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