The QuickTime Player, the application provided with OS X and available as a download for Microsoft Windows. QuickTime is Apple's protocol for video and media creation and playback.

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FLAC audio support for OS X 10.9

Someone please remind me of what software I need to install to get as full support for FLAC audio as possible. I've figured out how to do this, and then forgotten again, perhaps a dozen times over ...
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Quicktime records a green screen

When I record a screen with a standard QuickTime Player functionality, I get a completely green video. I'm using Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, and a Retina MacBook Pro 15". Does anybody know what is ...
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Keynote 6.0 - How to add animated gif?

I recently got Keynote 6.0 and I'm having trouble animating a gif in it. Using Insert > Choose... easily adds the gif to the slide, but without animation. I have searched and found other sources ...
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Can these 10 steps for creating a podcast episode be automated?

This is my first time trying to put together a recording of something which will become a podcast, and it seems like I have 10 "post processing" steps which I am currently doing manually. It's ...
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Rotating a video in QT player 10

I'm trying to rotate an iPhone 4S vid 90degrees Counter Clockwise. I've seen lots of posts and answers that say there is an 'Edit > Rotate Left' option in Quicktime Player. I can't see it! I have QT ...
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What is the best way to convert MPEG-2 videos to MP4 H.264?

I've been playing around, trying to find the best settings for converting DVD files (MPEG-2) to H.264 so that I can store everything in iTunes and watch it on the TV. Most of the stuff I have has been ...
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Get Perian to work in Lion

I've been trying to get Perian to work in Lion, basically QuickTime simply refuse to play any files other than the standard QuickTime supported file types (Perian is supposed to add this ...
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How do I full-screen QuickTime Player on an external monitor in Lion?

I am trying to play a QuickTime video in Lion on an external monitor. How do I get it to play full screen on the external monitor, not on the laptop screen?
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Is Quicktime always pre-installed on the Macintosh OS?

Does the Mac come with Quicktime pre-installed? If so, what OS version (minimum) could be expected to have come with it pre-installed?
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What software extends quicktime to support codecs as an alternative to Perian?

Now that Perian is closing its doors (and thus ending support), I'd like to know if there are any alternatives to Perian - specifically alternatives that add Quicktime support for more filetypes (and ...
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trim video without transcoding on lion

On Snow Leopard Quicktime allowed you to easily cut clips from videos and store them as .mov with the trim function (invoked with Command+T). On Lion Quicktime, the trim function still exists. But ...
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Can I configure my iPhone to play audio files through ear speaker instead of the bottom speaker?

My company utilizes a voicemail system which sends audio files as email attachments. These audio files playback via QuickTime in iOS which pushes the audio out via the phone's speaker. Which is great ...
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How to create a playlist in Quicktime Player for many files in separate subfolders?

I have a folder of .mov files that are all part of a video tutorial session. The directory looks like: Tuts/ Tut1/ Chapter1/ 1-1.mov 1-2.mov 1-3.mov Chapter2/ ...
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Why does QuickTime's screen recorder make my MacBook Air very slow while recording?

On Snow Leopard (10.6), the screen recorder on QuickTime Player worked just fine. However, since I have upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8) QuickTime screen recorder has been making my 2010 MacBook Air ...
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How can I avoid re-encoding of video in iMovie and use it for cutting only?

I have a video that was created on a surveillance camera with the (for video) unsusual resolution of 1280x1024. It's encoded with H.264 and encapsulated in an MP4 AVC container. The quality is rather ...
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MP4 object: 10.8 webkit browsers “Missing Plug-in”, other browsers display video via QuickTime

My organization's web site uses object tags to display MP4 video files. Here's an example: <object width="494" height="388" codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" ...
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Is there an easy way to reduce quality of .mov files taken from an iPhone?

I've noticed the small movies I take on my iPhone 4 result in large .mov files. For example, a 1 minute movie results in almost a 100MB .mov file. This is running through my cloud storage (Dropbox) ...
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Which standalone player or system plugin works well for WMV media on Mac OS X?

I want to be able to play a WMV file on my Mac, but can't decide which plugin/software to install. In particular, I need something that will interface with Adobe Acrobat reader, as Adobe currently do ...
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How do I hide Quicktime Player's controls when the video is paused?

I'm trying to take a screen shot (using Grab) of a quicktime video that is paused. The problem is that the video controls don't disappear, and thus are shown in the resulting shot as seen below: ...
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Can the iPhone play Quicktime VR files?

Couldn't find anything anywhere. Does the iPhone support Quicktime VR files?
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Can I get system sound along with QuickTime Player screen recording?

In Lion, Quicktime can do screen recordings. Is there a way to capture system audio also and then sync the two tracks into a movie with both system video out (The screen) and system audio out? I own ...
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iMovie cannot load Sony-MPEG videos

I recently moved from Windows to OS X, so maybe I'm asking a frequently-asked question. But I did some googling and didn't find a solution yet. I have a lot of videos on my drive from my SONY camera. ...
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How can I edit a m4v movie file and retain subtitles?

I made a copy of a DVD and two sets of subtitles (Hebrew and English). Both subtitles are optional and only VLC can display them. I am trying to edit out a scene of the movie. QuickTime can do this, ...
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How can I display Quicktime's “New Movie Recording” function in ASCII

I wonder if anyone could master this one? So Quicktime can play movies in ASCII mode as per the link below: ...
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How can I export a QuickTime File with Chapter Markers from iMovie HD?

I have a video with chapter markers in iMovie HD 6.03 (267.2). What settings do I need to use when exporting to get a file with chapter markers viewable by QuickTime and iTunes?.
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How to save an iTunes Podcast to a USB stick?

I have downloaded WWDC 2010 podcast from iTunes. How can I find the Podcast file and save it to a USB Memory stick so people who doesn't have iTunes can play it using quicktime?
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VLC won't become default for MP3 or MP4

I have tried a number of times to make VLC Media player the default for MP3 and MP4. I open a file and tick the "Always open with" checkbox, but they still open with iTunes and QuickTime by default ...
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How to find out frame rate (FPS) of an AVI video on OS X?

Pretty straightforward question: How can I find out FPS of a video file on Mac OS X? (QuickTime does not open the video because of not installed codec; but VLC does, though.)
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How to configure OS X 10.5 to always open .WAV files with QuickTime?

I use iTunes to listen to my music, all of which is in .mp3 and .aac files. I periodically want to listen to .wav files, however these are never music. Most often, they're voicemails sent to my by our ...
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Has coreaudiod been fixed in Lion yet? [closed]

I tried Lion a few months ago, but had to revert to 10.6 because of the "coreaudiod bug" – where audio via QuickTime would stop working every few minutes, requiring a killall coreaudiod each time. ...
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How do i stop Quicktime from opening previous videos?

I'm on OSX Lion and this is driving me crazy. Whenever i watch a video in quicktime and close it, then open another video, the previous video that i played also comes up. Is there a way to not have ...
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Paralells Desktop changes default Application to play .mp4 files

Even though I have selected the option "Always Open with" Quicktime Player for my .mp4 files. The changes never take effect and instead when I open a video, parallels desktop launches Windows Media ...
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Pause screen recording in QuickTime X

I found a screen recording feature of QuickTime X very useful. Except you can't pause the recording, as in most other screen recording programs. Or can you?
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Can I put a “marker” on a QuickTime movie?

Is there any way for me to put a "marker" in the timeline of a QuickTime movie? This would be very helpful in certain cases, for example quickly marking parts of long movies from my digital camera ...
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Concatenate two videos recorded with Snapz Pro

I've recorded two videos with Snapz Pro, and I'd like to concatenate them (i.e., have one immediately follow the other in a single file). What's the easiest way to do that? I have iMovie '08 ...
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Video (.mp4) playing in QuickTime but not in Finder Quick Look or iTunes

I just used ffmpeg to convert a video file's container from .mkv to mp4 (just changed the container; didn't re-encode). The resulting mp4 vid plays well on QuickTime and am very pleased with the ...
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In iMovie 11, how do I export at my custom resolution/aspect ratio? It only allows 16:9/4:3?

I see a few posts that say it will also export at the aspect ratio you imported at, but how? I recorded a portion of my screen with Quicktime's screen recorder, and it came to a resolution of ...
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How to synchronize QuickTime video playback with 3 different Macs?

Do you know a method to play three (QuickTime) videos in sync on three different machines? At least I would trigger the space bar to start them in sync.
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Want to post an iphone 4 video on youtube, but it needs to be rotated

I filmed something with my iphone 4 by rotating the phone so that it looks wide. Like a widescreen TV. But when I upload the .mov to youtube, the video is sideways and tall & skinny. How do I ...
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What is the real native maximum resolution of mid–2010 iMac's iSight camera?

I had understood that the pre-2011 Macs & Apple displays have a built–in iSight camera which sensor is capable of VGA (640 x 480) resolution—unlike the FaceTime HD cameras, which replaced the ...
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Program for simple editing of MOV files

I need a program for editing moves, specifically, only MOV files. Only simple editing required - cropping, splitting, trimming, etc. One requirement is that the program does not re-render the video ...
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iTunes on Windows Refuses to Upgrade

I've been having a problem when trying to upgrade iTunes on Windows (7 x64). Every time I try to upgrade it, I get the error message: QuickTime was not found. QuickTime is required to run ...
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MP3s cause QuickTime to crash - how do I reinstall QuickTime on Mountain Lion?

QuickTime crashes whenever I try and play an MP3. It says 'QuickTime Player quit unexpectedly'. This is for all MP3s. Ableton Live also refuses to load any MP3s, either because QuickTime is broken, ...
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Efficient MKV H.264 player with GPU decoding for Mac OS X

How can I play MKV files from QuickTime in Mavericks? I used to use Perian but it hangs and the other third party players are very inefficient as QuickTime is the most optimized software among the ...
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How to test if video is local or stream?

If I watch a video in QuickTime Player, how I can test in my AppleScript, if this video file is on my Mac or is it streamed live from the net?
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How to play AAC 5.1 audio through S/PDIF on Mac OSX?

I've gone through a bunch of tutorials as well as video players (QuickTime, mplayer, VLC, MPlayerX, Movist) and haven't been able to figure out how to get AAC 5.1 to play correctly on my Mac mini or ...
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Quicktime screen recording on Retina display

On OS X 10.8 I'm trying to record screen using Quicktime. But for some reason the resulting video resolution is only 1280 by 800, even thought I'm on Retina display. How can I record screen in Retina ...
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Export Keynote slides with looped video clips to Quicktime movie

I have put a little video clip in my Keynote presentation, which loops back and forth while other animations beside it are running. When I export my Keynote presentation to a Quicktime movie, the ...
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Watch youtube moview on a Mac using QuickTime

Is it possible to watch youtube videos on a Mac using QuickTime as it is on iOS? How to force Safari to render youtube video stream in QT plugin.
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Automator Start Capture action doesn't detect stop in Quicktime in OS X 10.8.2

I am attempting to create an Automator application that will launch Quicktime, create a new audio capture, start that capture, and then save it with a specific filename after the stop button is ...