I'm using Avid DNxHR HQX as an intermediate codec to go from Resolve to Premiere, but I can't find a viewer that will play it.

MPC-HC, MPC-BE, MPDN, Windows Media Player even the dreaded quicktime player all refuse to play it. The only thing that works is ffplay.

Anyone know of a player that can handle this codec yet?


Potplayer plays the HQX HR file I generated using ffmpeg. You have to tell Potplayer to use ffmpeg's MP4/QT demuxer by setting Preferences -> Filter Control -> Source/Splitter -> MP4/QT to FFmpeg MP4 Source/Splitter.

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    Or use mpv player from mpv.io – Paul B. Mahol Aug 24 '17 at 7:15
  • Thanks for the suggestions, I'm using mpv now, looks pretty good! – stib Aug 26 '17 at 2:09

Here is the link to the White Paper on the codec.


You can download the codecs for Quicktime here:


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  • I have the codecs installed, but I still can't play back DNxHR, only DNxHD. Maybe there's something going wrong. – stib Aug 30 '17 at 13:22

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