As the default media player in Windows operating system, Windows Media Player, makes it easy to play audio, video and view images for Windows users. VLC Player is one of the best open source media players out there, especially for HD video files. However, many people encounter problems while playing their video with Windows Media Player and VLC. Most of the questions that you might encounter in search engines are how to play XAVC/XAVC S files with Windows Media Player or VLC? How to open XAVC/XAVC S in Windows Media Player or VLC? Can Windows Media Player or VLC support XAVC/XAVC S format? According to some users and our experience, it’s not smooth and Windows Media Player or VLC like to turn to crash sometimes. Well, there is a workaround for you. Learn in detail.
As a new video codec, the XAVC/XAVC S footage captured by Sony PXW-F5, F55, FS7, X70, Sony A6300, Sony A7S, Sony A7R II, etc are not supported well by Windows Media Player or VLC media player. One the other hand, Sony XAVC marketing is all about 4K(They support HD as well). Although Windows Media Player or VLC adds support for 4K video playback with latest update, it still can’t handle 4K videos perfectly. There are always stuttering, jumping issues. A possible solution to open and view XAVC/XAVC S files with Windows Media Player or VLC flawlessly without any trouble is to convert XAVC/XAVC S to Windows Media Player or VLC most friendly format.
Since (4K) XAVC/XAVC S can’t be supported well by Windows Media Player or VLC media player, an ultimate solution is to encode XAVC/XAVC S to Windows Media Player or VLC most friendly format like AVI. UFUSoft XAVC/XAVC S Video Converter is the utility for you. With it, you can fast convert XAVC/XAVC S to AVI that can be easily played in Windows Media Player or VLC. Besides, this video convert app can allow you to convert any other popular video and audio format like MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MTS, MXF, 3GP, VOB, AC3, MP3… with ultra-fast speed and zero quality loss. If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version UFUSoft XAVC/XAVC S Converter for Mac to transcode XAVC/XAVC S files to Windows Media Player or VLC on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra, EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included). Once you download the video converter, follow the steps below.
Detailed steps about how to play Sony XAVC and XAVC S on Windows Media Player or VLC:
Step 1: Download, install and launch the smart Video Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to load Sony videos to this best XAVC/XAVC S Converter. You can also directly drag the files to the main interface.
Step 2: For playing Sony XAVC and XAVC S videos on Windows Media Player or VLC media player smoothly, you can hit the “Format” bar to choose “HD Video >> HD AVI Video (*.avi)” as best output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Now everything has been settled, and don’t forget to set the file location. Click “Convert” button to start the XAVC/XAVC S to Windows Media Player or VLC conversion work and click “Open” when you finish your conversion to check your converted files.
Now, you can enjoy playing Sony XAVC and XAVC S videos on Windows Media Player or VLC without any hassles.