25 Things You Can Do With QuickTime Player

QUickTime Player is a lot more than just a simple video playback app. You can record video too, record and play audio, do some basic editing, grab frames, combine images and much more.

Comments: 12 Responses to “25 Things You Can Do With QuickTime Player”

    wProthero
    2 months ago

    Excellent. I hadn't realized how powerful Quicktime has gotten.

    Kenneth Nellis
    2 months ago

    Our most frequent use of QuickTime Player is to display the iPhone screen image on the Mac. You connect the iPhone to the Mac with the lightning-USB cable and then in QTPlayer select File > New Movie Recording (⌥⌘N). In the dropdown menu to the right of the record button, select the iPhone.

    2 months ago

    Kenneth: Why not just use AirPlay for that?

    Claudio Silvaggi
    2 months ago

    thanks brother, very useful!

    Stella Goddard
    2 months ago

    Thanks for this - really helpful

    nick
    2 months ago

    Gary: if I recall correctly, in the past, when I exported videos in QT it created an .mp4 file which is pretty universal, now it's always .MOV which I'm not sure it would work if I send it to a Windows user. Is this even something to consider? thx

    2 months ago

    nick: Those are just file extensions. Change the file name to .mp4 and you'll see it usually works. Most formats inside .mov files generated by Mac apps are just mp4 videos. In those cases .mov and .mp4 are interchangeable.

    Dave Taenzer
    2 months ago

    Very useful. I was not aware of many of those QuickTime features. Thanks.

    Kenneth Nellis
    1 month ago

    In response, not sure AirPlay offers all the advantages of QuickTime Player, e.g. recording video from your iPhone, and displaying in a window instead of taking over your whole Mac screen. The latter makes it handy, e.g. in a Zoom session, to demonstrate iCloud syncking between iPhone and Mac.

    1 month ago

    Kenneth: Ah, you didn't mention you needed it to be in a window.

    Mick
    1 month ago

    Thanks Gary. When I import a sequence of jpegs the playback speed of the resulting stitched video is very fast, even at half speed. Is there any way of slowing down the playback speed even further. Regards Mick

    1 month ago

    Mick: The idea is to use this as a way to stitch together images for stop motion animation. It sounds like you are maybe looking for more like a slideshow? Search here (at the top) for "slideshow" and you'll come up with many better options like using Photos, Keynote or iMovie.

Leave a New Comment Related to "25 Things You Can Do With QuickTime Player"

:
:
:
0/500 (500 character limit -- please state your comment succinctly and do not try to get around this limit by posting two comments)