Software : Apple : QuickTime Player

Apple QuickTime Player

(as of 3/13/2014)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Provides a clean user interface with easy-to-use playback controls
  • Supports many video and audio formats
  • Delivers HD video with H.264 compression
  • Displays content from your desktop or on the web.

Apple QuickTime Player is a free media player that is bundled with Mac OS X and can be downloaded on the Windows platform. It supports various image, audio, and video formats.

In QuickTime Player, you’ll be able to play just about every media file you encounter, whether it’s audio, video, or even images. The player possesses H.264 video compression, which makes vibrant HD video possible. The player appearance is simple, displaying playback buttons and a volume slider. Some player options include different viewing sizes and A/V specs, such as bass, treble, brightness, and color.

For Apple users of QuickTime Player X or Windows users of QuickTime Pro, there are several advanced features. The application doesn’t just let you sit in the seats, it gives you several tools to create your own content. You can create your own movie recordings using your computer’s camera. You can record audio using your computer’s microphone or your own microphone. You can also make a screen recording of your own computer screen.

Whether you’re an Apple or Windows user, QuickTime Player is one of your best options for video playback. It supports an impressive amount of media files and has one of the best appearances of any available media player. The fact that it’s free seals the deal.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.MOV – Apple QuickTime Movie

Other file extensions used by Apple QuickTime Player X

Supported File Types
.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
.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 File
Additional Related File Formats
.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: March 13, 2014