Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

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Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by tml4191 » Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 pm

I attempted to convert an MXF file to mp4, and it just crashed. I've deleted handbrake since then, but I'm now wondering if it's even possible. If it is, then I might d/l it again. I don't have any logs to share right now, but does anyone know if 4K MXF files convert to MP4 files well on handbrake?
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Re: Does handbrake convert mfx files to mp4?

Post by BradleyS » Thu May 18, 2017 6:39 pm

Support for MXF is included in Libav, which HandBrake uses to open such files. So it should work. If not, perhaps we can get a small sample from you to fix this.

Make sure to read Where to get HandBrake. Some third-parties, mostly Linux distros, are shipping broken builds. Sadly, we have little control over this.

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Re: Does handbrake convert mfx files to mp4?

Post by tml4191 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:51 pm

BradleyS wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Support for MKF is included in Libav, which HandBrake uses to open such files. So it should work. If not, perhaps we can get a small sample from you to fix this.

Make sure to read Where to get HandBrake. Some third-parties, mostly Linux distros, are shipping broken builds. Sadly, we have little control over this.
I just redownloaded it off the site you linked, and I noticed that handbrake doesn't convert anything at all! That's strange since it worked well when it was integrated with vegas pro 14 a few months ago. It started malfunctioning out of the blue, so I deleted it. Fast forward to today, and it's not working at all, even as a solo program. This is all I get: http://imgur.com/a/SsaXF

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by BradleyS » Thu May 18, 2017 7:54 pm

Well, that's a bummer.

Are you running the Windows 10 Creators Update? What about RivaTuner?

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by musicvid » Fri May 19, 2017 5:52 pm

MXF is a wrapper.
That means Handbrake can support or NOT support many encoders that can be wrapped as MXF. For instance, Sony MXF has some support, while Avid MXF does not.

Post complete MediaInfo for your file and where it came from if you would like specific help.

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by BradleyS » Fri May 19, 2017 5:56 pm

Ah, yes. My brain forgot the nature of MXF entirely. MediaInfo would help immensely, and please post a HandBrake activity log as well.

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by tml4191 » Sat May 20, 2017 8:59 am

Here is a sample file:
General
Complete name : D:\alienware\BibleLove.MP4
Format : XAVC
Codec ID : XAVC (XAVC/mp42/isom)
File size : 3.33 GiB
Duration : 4 min 28 s
Overall bit rate : 107 Mb/s
Encoded date : UTC 2017-02-24 04:29:52
Tagged date : UTC 2017-02-24 04:29:52

Video
ID : 2
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L5.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=16
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 4 min 28 s
Bit rate : 105 Mb/s
Width : 3 840 pixels
Height : 2 160 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.529
Stream size : 3.28 GiB (99%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2017-02-24 04:29:52
Tagged date : UTC 2017-02-24 04:29:52

Audio
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : twos
Duration : 4 min 28 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 49.1 MiB (1%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2017-02-24 04:29:52
Tagged date : UTC 2017-02-24 04:29:52

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by musicvid » Sat May 20, 2017 1:11 pm

That looks the same as XAVC-S which is mp4.
The Sony version opens flawlessly in Handbrake.
Lodging a ticket with libav might produce an easy fix.

Meantime, there's a middling chance that muxing MXF to MP4 in ffmpeg before Handbrake will get you up and running. It goes quickly. Try something like:

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    ffmpeg -i "file name.mxf" -vcodec copy -acodec copy "file name.mp4"  

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by tml4191 » Sun May 21, 2017 11:27 pm

Nothing works at all. Handbrake worked flawlessly a few months ago on this same computer, but now any file that I attempt to render results in a complete stoppage of the program. Thank you all for giving me input, but I think I'll have to pass on HB for now.

I tested other files and attempted different settings, and it completely just stopped working every time.

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by BradleyS » Sun May 21, 2017 11:35 pm

Really sorry to hear you're having trouble. Maybe take a look at these troubleshooting tips: https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.0.0/help ... ssues.html

To help more we'll need to see an activity log, and a crash log if you have one. Good luck.

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by mduell » Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 am

"I've posted none of the required information and gotten no help!"

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by musicvid » Mon May 22, 2017 3:16 am

Oh, the drama.
Best of luck.

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by tml4191 » Fri May 26, 2017 5:09 am

mduell wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 am
"I've posted none of the required information and gotten no help!"
This is as far as it gets when I attempt to render any file. Thank for the tips though. I'm just wondering how come it worked previously and stopped out of the blue.
It doesn't let me click anything else besides close program.
http://imgur.com/a/oEkda

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Re: Does handbrake convert mxf files to mp4?

Post by BradleyS » Fri May 26, 2017 5:22 am

This docs article explains where to find the activity log: https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.0.0/help ... y-log.html

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