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The QuickTime Player, the application provided with macOS. QuickTime is Apple's protocol for video and media creation and playback.

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Mac OS apps like numbers, pages, keynote & QuickTime freeze when closing unsaved files

I just upgraded to MAC OS 12.4 and if I do CMD+Q i.e quit an application with unsaved document I get the following At this point none of the keys respond namely DELETE or CANCEL. And application ...
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Is there any chance audio can be recovered from a video recording which appears in QuickTime and other apps to have no audio track?

Running macOS 10.12 with a security app called EvoCam that records ".mov" MP4 files. It records in one hour segments using the built-in iSight camera and microphone. In one hour long segment ...
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Are *.mov and *.m4v files from older iPhones today (2022) to be considered legacy?

I have made many videos with different generations of iPhones. The vast majority of my videos are in *.mp4. However, I still see older videos in *.mov and *.m4v. Are *.mov and *.m4v files considered ...
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How do I proportionally reduce the size of my video?

I want to resize the video pixels to a very small size so that I can use it to mosaic the original video through iMovie. Unfortunately, QuickTime player no longer supports custom arbitrary size. Is ...
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Setting a video file to loop when played on Windows

We made some videos and downloaded others for a funeral, but the funeral home has Windows. On the Mac, the only way I know of to make them loop is to play them within QuickTime or Photos. (Saved/...
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How to set individual locations for screenshots and screen recordings

So, ⌘ + shift + 5 opens up a dialog containing various options, notably where you want screenshots to be saved. However, when I open up QuickTime Player, to record videos, that location is somewhat ...
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Making an M4V or MP4 repeat

Assuming I can coerce Photos.app to export a video that works, how do I make it repeat? Photos only outputs one format, M4V, but I convert it with Handbrake to MP4 (for a huge size reduction). It ...
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What is the equivalent of Shift-Command-4 for video recording?

Is there an equivalent of Shift-Command-4 to select a specific window and then record all the mouse clicks and key strokes and action on that window only? Having to select the area for recording with ...
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How can I delete old screen recordings made by MacOS QuickTime?

Most of the time, I only make screen recordings for temporary use, e.g. when filing a bug report. It often takes several tries to get the recording right. How can I delete the extra recordings that I ...
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Which video formats does QuickTime Player's Touch Bar support?

Some video files, when played with Apple's QuickTime Player on a macbook pro, show thumbnails on the Touch Bar that you can "scrub" through to quickly peek around. Others don't. Is there ...
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screen recording not saved

On my mac (Big Sur) I ended a screen recording and then in a preview mode I tried to share it via email. The email application crashed and the recording was not saved. I looked into mac temporary ...
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AppleScript - When QuickTime is finished recording, don't open the recording file

I'm trying to automate a screen recording with Python and AppleScript. Basically I have an excel file with links that I need to record for roughly 10 seconds each. I managed to get the basics to work, ...
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Quicktime shows "The operation could not be completed" when trying to record a movie on macOS

When I go to File > New Movie Recording I see the following error message I tried to remove some caches and preferences from Library folder, but didn't fix the issue. Any other ideas are ...
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screen sharing on google meet and QuickTime player at a time

I am using iPad and Mac. This is about using google meet share screen and QuickTime player share screen at same time. When I share my iPad screen on google meet, this is stopping me from sharing my ...
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Fastest way to record audio macOS Big Sur?

The fastest way I currently have is: cmdspacequienter (Open QuickTime Player.app) cmdw (close the Open dialog) cmdshiftn (New Audio Recording) Is there already a faster way to prepare to record ...
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Internal Microphone not available for QuickTime When Screen Recording [duplicate]

My Mac is Early 2015 MBP with MacOS BigSur. When I select File -> New Audio Recording option from within QuickTime, I see this On the other hand, when I choose File -> New Screen Recroding, I ...
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Cast iPad screen to Windows PC with cable

I like the feature on MacBooks that allows me to plug in my iPad and get a mirror of the screen using QuickTime so that I can project it using the MacBook. Work machine is a PC and I would like to do ...
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QuickTime save as m4a

I opened an m4a, I trimmed it (cmd t), now I want to save the new audio. For some reason it's forcing me to save as MOV, instead of allowing me to save as m4a (the original format in the first place). ...
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How to record audio with Quicktime, when I have a meeting i.e. with Facebook Messenger and I use headset?

If no headset is used I can select the external microphone as audio source, and I can hear the talking on recorded video, mine and the partner's also. But not when headset is plugged. I have 3 option ...
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Running QuickTime 7 Pro on post-Mojave macOS

I have a number of old video files and will likely continue to receive new ones that contain QuickTime 7 Pro TextTracks as subtitles and would like to find a future-proof way of being able to access ...
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mp4 media file opens as text document

I've downloaded a video which is being shown as a document file in finder. When clicked on, it opens with TextEdit instead of QuickTime player. When I run the following command in terminal, file vid ...
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AE/AF lock on iPhone - turn off display?

I'm using an iPhone as a camera source via USB to record video using Quicktime on my Macbook. I want to use AE/AF Lock, but when I do, the recorded video will show the yellow square and AE/AF lock ...
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Applescript - create a shortcut to control several applications simultaneously?

I have two instances of the Quicktime application running. I use two different video sources (Facetime camera and iPhone camera via USB), and I use "Movie recording" to record them. I also ...
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Monterey: mirror iPad screen on Mac in separate window

It seems that now it is possible to mirror an iPad/iPhone screen on your mac over wifi connection. However, if you do this, you cannot do anything esle on your mac, just watch the screen. My question ...
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MP3 file having trouble in built-in Music app or QuickTime Player, but does work in VLC

I have an MP3 file that I listen to very often using the built-in Music app. Yesterday it stopped playing all together. I put my AirPods in and clicked the track & it didn't play. I tried another ...
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How to recover a deleted file which is open in QuickTime?

I am using Mac 10.13.6, my QuickTime is Version 10.4 (928.13). I opened a .mov file in QuickTime, and then accidentally deleted it for good (using the Terminal). Fortunately, the opened window in ...
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Can Mac (Big Sur) System extensions collect data?

I've been meaning to install Blackhole or Background Music or other third party audio driver in order to record audio output while screen recording through QuickTime. What I'm not sure of is whether ...
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Looking for a screen and microphone audio recording software for Mac apart from QuickTime

I've been using Quick time to record all my classes this year, but the problem is that it takes up an insane amount of space. I tried to record the same meeting using Zoom and it was just 500mb, ...
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How to compress a video recorded using QuickTime without reducing the quality

I've been using QuickTime to record my online classes, unfortunately the video sizes are very large (about 2.5GB for a 2hr long video). I tried recording the same classes using Zoom and the the file ...
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Quick time player has a bug and doesn't play the video after a certain time in a long recording (around 1 hr)

So I have online classes for 2 hours daily and I'm recording them using Quick Time player. Earlier it was working just fine. Now after a certain point (let's say 1hr 30 min) it gets stuck on a certain ...
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How to open, convert 3DMF files?

3DMF is a Mac-Classic-era QuickTime data format for describing 3D objects. However, QuickTime 3D was not supported in OS X, so neither QuickTime X, nor QuickTime 7, open them. I do have OS9 in ...
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Open Image Sequence in QuickTime from Command Line

You can open a video in QuickTime from the terminal with open video.mov, but is there a way to do that with an image sequence? The only way I know how is to open QuickTime, hit cancel on the open ...
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What is the difference between /Library/QuickTime/ and /Library/Components/

In legacy versions of OS X (e.g. Snow Leopard), QuickTime supported third-party video components. For example, it was possible to play files encoded with the UT Video codec by copying the third-party ...
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Recover deleted screen recording Big Sur

Yesterday, I recorded an important session on my MBA M1 Big Sur 11.5.1. When I stopped the video, I clicked on the floating thumbnail that appeared in the bottom right corner to replay the video, but ...
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Video not playing in Quicktime when resolution is small

So I have a video that I need to be in the resolution 8x8. No matter which way I get it in this resolution, it just won't display anything. I tried exporting from Final Cut Pro and resizing the video ...
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"Photos cannot play this video because the resource is unavailable."

I see "Photos cannot play this video because the resource is unavailable." on my MacPro Catalina when I want to play a video. I think I deleted QuickTime Player accidentally when cleaning ...
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Why are Final Cut Pro X and QuickTime Player suddenly refusing to recognize the Targa (.tga) format?

I've recently been experimenting with video production on macOS (11.4), and have been using Targa files as frames to import into Final Cut Pro X (10.5.3). After a recent restart, I found that Final ...
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FFMPEG movie not compatible with QuickTime with yuv420p tag

I've recently downloaded and started using ffmpeg to convert a series of images to a .mp4 movie. It won't open in QuickTime, saying that the file is incompatible. In other threads I've seen that this ...
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How to change (increase) resolution of QT recording?

I want to know how to increase (or change) the video resolution/quality of a Quicktime video recording on Mac. I have OS Catalina 10.15.7. Is there a way to do this? Can someone pls help? thanks.
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Restart CoreAudio... to fix Safari problems?! Why?

On my M1 Macbook Pro (2020) running Big Sur 11.3.1, I've found that I need to restart CoreAudio to solve seemingly unrelated problems. For example: Safari will stop rendering content... Safari is ...
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Watched screen recording but it's not saved to the desktop

I recently recorded a session with my dad. I stopped the recording after the session ended (with the setting set to save to Desktop), clicked the icon that appeared on the lower right corner to open ...
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Unable to understand the instructions for building a symlink

I am not able to solve my problem using the instructions below: Change the default Quicktime screen recording cache in OSX Mojave to be on an external flash drive instead? I'm trying to change where ...
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Retrieve lost quicktime's record [duplicate]

I start recording my screen for two hours by clicking cmd+shift+5, after that I stopped the recording, and immediately a popped up video appear with an option to share recorded video, I click the ...
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Can't export HEVC videos from Photos app

I have a late 2012 iMac running Catalina (10.15.7) as it's too old to upgrade to Big Sur. Photos are synced from my phone with iCloud. I'm unable to export HEVC videos to other formats. When I drag ...
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Merging screen recordings without resampling

cmd+shift+5 is incredible for screen recording! Splitting a screen recording without resampling the video is easy with quicktime - Edit/Trim the first part and save, then reopen the original recording,...
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Any method of pausing Screen Recording in Quicktime is not working

I have mac Catalina 10.15.6. It runs QuickTime version 10.5 I am aware of this post. Nothing in this works for me, and the post is rather old: Pause screen recording in QuickTime X No suggested ...
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macOS: Is there a way to show an image constantly on screen (like a watermark)?

I'm looking for a very simple way to add a watermark to my screen which should be shown whatever I'm doing, is it during a Zoom call, or is it when giving a presentation, or similar (I don't ...
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Can't get QuickTime to record in stereo

My setup is a MacBook Pro 2013 (Big Sur), connected to Scarlett 2i2 via USB. The Scarlett has two channels, and I'm using two external microphones. My goal is to record music video with stereo sound. ...
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Audio missing in iMovie when importing screen recorded video

I have an iPhone 11 Pro. I've recorded a video using the screen recorder. When I play the video on the iPhone I hear a sound. When I import the video to my Mac and play it on Quicktime, I hear a sound....
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Does QuickTime automatically record stereo audio into mono?

I connect Zoom h4n Pro to my Mac via USB as audio interface. I then record audios with QuickTime. The input of h4n is stereo; the right & left inputs are not exactly the same. But it seems that ...
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