Apple QuickTime Player

Apple QuickTime Player
  • Company Apple
  • Version 10
  • Platforms
  • License Freeware
  • Category Video
3.1 / 5 (127 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Plays most common audio and video files
  • Provides a clean user interface with simple playback controls
  • Delivers HD video using H.264 compression
  • Allows users to record their own audio and video

2. Software Overview

Apple QuickTime Player is a free media player bundled with macOS. It allows users to play most common audio and video files, including .MOV, .MP4, .MP3, and .WAV files.

Using QuickTime Player, you can open and play just about every media file you encounter, whether it's audio, video, or even a series of still images. The player uses H.264 video compression to play videos in vibrant HD, and its simple user interface makes playing and sharing media a breeze.

QuickTime Player also allows users to record their own audio and video. You can record audio using a microphone, record video using your computer's camera, and even create a screen recording using QuickTime Player.

If you’re an Apple user, QuickTime Player is one of your best options for audio and video playback. It supports an impressive selection of media files and, thanks to its slick user interface, is quite easy to use. The fact that QuickTime Player comes pre-installed on Macs seals the deal.

NOTE: QuickTime Player was previously available for Windows, but Apple no longer supports the Windows versions of QuickTime Player.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.MOV - Apple QuickTime Movie
Other file extensions used by Apple QuickTime Player:
# File Extension Name
1 .3GA 3GPP Audio File
2 .3GPP 3GPP Media File
3 .3GPP2 3GPP2 Multimedia File
4 .3P2 3GPP Multimedia File
5 .AC3 Audio Codec 3 File
6 .AIFC Compressed Audio Interchange File
7 .AIFF Audio Interchange File Format
8 .AL A-Law Compressed Sound Format
9 .ALAC ALAC Encoded Audio File
10 .AMC AMC Video File
11 .AMR Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec File
12 .AU Audio File
13 .AVI Audio Video Interleave File
14 .AX DirectShow Filter
15 .CAFF Core Audio File
16 .CPD Compressed PhotoDefiner Image File
17 .DIF Digital Interface Format
18 .DIVX DivX-Encoded Movie File
19 .DV Digital Video File
20 .DVX DivX Video File
21 .EAC3 Dolby Digital Plus Audio
22 .FLH FLIC Animation File
23 .FLV Flash Video File
24 .FLX FLIC Animation
25 .GPD Graphic PhotoDefiner Image File
26 .H264 H.264 Encoded Video File
27 .HDMOV QuickTime HD Movie File
28 .IFF Interchange File Format
29 .JPD Joint PhotoDefiner Image
30 .JPG2 JPEG 2000 Image
31 .JPX JPEG 2000 Image File
32 .LRV Low Resolution Video File
33 .M1A MPEG-1 Audio File
34 .M21 MPEG-21 File
35 .M2A MPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio File
36 .M2P MPEG-2 Program Stream File
37 .M2V MPEG-2 Video
38 .M4A MPEG-4 Audio File
39 .M4P iTunes Music Store Audio File
40 .M4V iTunes Video File
41 .MAC MacPaint Image
42 .MIDI MIDI File
43 .MJP MJPEG Video File
44 .MMV MicroMV Video File
45 .MOVIE QuickTime Movie File
46 .MP21 MPEG-21 Multimedia File
47 .MP4.INFOVID Parrot AR Drone and Gyro Flyer Video
48 .MP4V MPEG-4 Video
49 .MPA MPEG-2 Audio File
50 .MPE MPEG Movie File
51 .MPEG MPEG Video
52 .MPEG MPEG Movie
53 .MPEG1 MPEG-1 Video File
54 .MPEG4 MPEG-4 File
55 .MPG MPEG Video File
56 .MPG2 MPEG-2 Video File
57 .MPG4 MPEG-4 Video File
58 .MPV2 MPEG-2 Video Stream
59 .MQV Sony Movie Format File
60 .MXF Material Exchange Format File
61 .OGG Ogg Vorbis Audio File
62 .OGX Ogg Vorbis Multiplexed Media File
63 .PIC QuickTime PICT Image
64 .PLUGIN Mac OS X Plugin
65 .QPX QuickTime Player Extension
66 .QT Apple QuickTime Movie
67 .QTCH QuickTime Cache File
68 .QTIF QuickTime Image File
69 .QTL QuickTime Link File
70 .QTP QuickTime Preferences File
71 .QTPXCOMPOSITION QuickTime Composition File
72 .QTZ Quartz Composer File
73 .RBS MP3 Ringtone File
74 .RGBA RGB Bitmap
76 .RTS QuickTime Real-Time Streaming Format
77 .SB Signed Byte Audio File
78 .SD2 Sound Designer II File
79 .SD2F Sound Designer 2 File
80 .SDII Sound Designer 2 Audio File
81 .SDP Session Description Protocol File
82 .SDS MIDI Sample Dump Standard File
83 .SDX Sample MIDI Dump Exchange
84 .SKM SK Telecom 3GP Video
85 .SMF Standard MIDI File
86 .SMI SMIL Presentation
87 .SMIL SMIL Presentation File
88 .SML SMIL Slideshow Presentation
89 .SND Sound File
90 .SND Macintosh Sound Resource
91 .SNG MIDI Song File
92 .SPIFF Still Picture Interchange File Format
93 .SPX Ogg Vorbis Speex File
94 .TGA Targa Graphic
95 .U AU Audio File
96 .UB Unsigned Byte Audio File
97 .UW Unsigned Word Audio File
98 .VFW Video for Windows
99 .VP3 On2 Streaming Video File
100 .VRO DVD Video Recording Format
101 .WAV WAVE Audio File
102 .WAVE WAVE Sound File
103 .WMA Windows Media Audio File
104 .WMF Windows Metafile
105 .WMV Windows Media Video File
106 .XVID Xvid-Encoded Video File
107 .Y Subsampled Raw YUV Image

Updated: October 14, 2020

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