Apple QuickTime Player

Version10(as of 1/20/2021)
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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

Software Overview

Screenshot of Apple QuickTime Player
Screenshot of Apple QuickTime Player

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.

Primary File Type

mov icon.MOVApple QuickTime Movie

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.3G23GPP2 Multimedia File
.3GA3GPP Audio File
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.ALACALAC Encoded Audio File
.AMCAMC Video File
.AMRAdaptive Multi-Rate Codec File
.AUAudio File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.CAFCore Audio File
.DIVXDivX-Encoded Movie File
.FLHFLIC Animation File
.FLVFlash Video File
.H264H.264 Encoded Video File
.HDMOVQuickTime HD Movie File
.JPFJPEG 2000 Image
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.M4PiTunes Music Store Audio File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MOOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP4MPEG-4 Video File
.MPGMPEG Video File
.MPG2MPEG-2 Video File
.MPV2MPEG-2 Video Stream
.MQVSony Movie Format File
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.PICQuickTime PICT Image
.QIFQuickTime Image File
.QTApple QuickTime Movie
.QTMApple QuickTime Movie File
.RGBRGB Bitmap
.RTSQuickTime Real-Time Streaming Format
.SBSigned Byte Audio File
.SMFStandard MIDI File
.VIDGeneric Video File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WMAWindows Media Audio File
.WMVWindows Media Video

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3GP23GPP Multimedia File
.3GPP3GPP Media File
.3GPP23GPP2 Multimedia File
.3P23GPP Multimedia File
.AIFCCompressed Audio Interchange File
.ALA-Law Compressed Sound Format
.ALAWA-Law Compressed Sound Format
.AXDirectShow Filter
.CAFFCore Audio File
.FLCFLIC Animation
.FLIFLIC Animation
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.M4EMPEG-4 Video File
.OGAOgg Vorbis Audio File
.OGXOgg Vorbis Multiplexed Media File
.PLUGINMac OS X Plugin
.QDATQuickTime Install Cache File
.QTIFQuickTime Image File
.QTLQuickTime Link File
.QTPQuickTime Preferences File
.QTRQuickTime Extension Resource
.QTXQuickTime Extension
.WAVEWAVE Sound File
.WMFWindows Metafile
Updated 1/20/2021