A GXF file, the abbreviation of General eXchange Format, is used to transfer compound clips that contain Motion JPEG (M-JPEG), MPEG, or DV-based video codec, associated audio, time code and user defined metadata, which is very similar to MXF video format intended for daily operations of a TV station or network. However, as technology has progressed, GXF has been phased out, while MXF has earned very high praise and gained wide acceptance, which is slowly replacing GXF in newer systems.
Although a GXF file can be encoded by various video and audio codecs, it doesn't seems to be a big deal for most modern media players. To confirm this conjecture, I specially prepared a few GXF files that stored different video & audio compression standards for playblast. As expected, all the videos play smoothly in the latest version of VLC, PotPlayer, MPC-HC, GOMPlayer and KMPlayer. But iTunes and Window Media Player didn't support this file type.
As a general user, it could be difficult to play GXF videos on some models of devices like large-screen TV, smartphone as usual. The videos cannot be recognized and decoded due to uncommon format. If you're not a tech-savvy guy, it's an advisable option to convert GXF video to the universal MP4 or other mainstream formats you like. In view of this, a GXF converter is necessary. Compared with other free video converters in the market. Free HD Video Converter Factory is highly recommended for its ease of use, user-friendliness. Install this program and I'll guide through the GXF to MP4 conversion process.
Run Free HD Video Converter Factory and open "Converter", you can either click "Add Files" button or a simple drag-and-drop to import your GXF files. All videos will be listed in the interface with brief metadata information.
Click on the format profile on the right side to unfold all 500+ presets categorized in different formats and devices. Head over to "Video" category and select "MP4" profile. If you want to convert GXF to MOV, MKV, AVI, etc., just select the corresponding profile.
Click on the inverted triangle next to the folder icon at the bottom of the program to specify a directory to save the converted video file. Finally, press the big "Run" button to start the GXF to MP4 conversion.
Before the conversion, you're able to trim, rotate, merge, flip and watermark video on each video editing toolbar of this GXF converter. For advanced users, click on "Parameter settings" button to customize video resolution, bit rate and other preferences as you wish. Additionally, this program is also equipped with an online video/music downloader that allows you to locally save favorite media content from the Internet. Most importantly, this multifunctional program is completely FREE, which is superior to other video transcoders of this kind. Any question or problem, feel free to contact me for help.
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