- Official portal for the SMPTE MXF Implementers Group (SMPTE W25.10): http://www.smpte-mxf.org/
MXF is a container used by the broadcasting industry.
MXF is also the official container for Digital Cinema Material. http://www.dcimovies.com/DCI_Digital_Cinema_System_Spec_v1.pdf
Open source implementation can be found here: www.freemxf.org
FFmpeg implementation: mxf.c
More info can be found at http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/152 and http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000013.shtml#specs.
The file may start with up to 64k "garbage". Then follows a partition pack, given by the following byte sequence:
byte 0-10 0x06, 0x0E, 0x2B, 0x34, 0x02, 0x05, 0x01, 0x01, 0x0D, 0x01, 0x02 (may not appear in the "garbage") byte 11 version (currently 0x01) byte 12 structure type (here 0x01 for partition) byte 13-15 depends on structure type