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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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keep/stretch a frame for more time during a video

How can I do this with QuickTime (sorry I don't know the exact nomenclature): I have a saved recording of my screen (i.e. the question is about/for mov files) I want to replace the video (only!!!; ...
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Hard crash with Quicktime on simple edits, no help from Apple

I use Quicktime player as a direct and simple way to trim the head and foot of videos I record in ecamm. I'm on a Mac Studio with Apple silicon and plenty of ram and hd space. Sonoma 14.5 and ...
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Fix Metadata on a .mov file?

I have a .mov file that I believe has corrupted metadata. Every player thinks its duration is 1 second, but it's really over a minute long. I've tried converting it with ffmpeg -i input.mov output.mp4 ...
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How to recover a deleted screen recording that was recorded using Screen Recorder on a Mac?

I'm exploring the possibility of recovering deleted screen recordings that were created using the default system Screen recorder application on a Mac Monterey OS version 12.2.1. Where will the ...
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QuickTime Player audio recordings editing

As per here, The QuickTime Player is capable of perform simple editing tasks, such as trimming the audio file, splitting it into clips, merging and rearranging sound clips. I using the latest MacOS (...
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How to make Quick Time Player support .avi files?

I have an .avi file that I wanted to play via Quick Time Player only. But when I try to open an example .avi file, I get this error dialog pop-up given below: Note: I know that I can use advanced ...
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Videos downloaded from Google Photos won't play with QuickTime Player

I get this error when I try to play videos downloaded from Google Photos on the QuickTime player: This file contains some media which isn’t compatible with QuickTime Player. Would you like to open ...
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Is there a way to hide the recording icon on the menu bar?

Using Quick Time Player or the one which shows up on CMD+SHIFT+5 I get the following icon in the menu bar: Is there a way to hide that? If not can you recommend another free software which I can use? ...
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Unix command to save QuickTime Player recordings into custom folder

Using MacOS Ventura 13.5 Is there a Terminal command for macOS to specify a custom saving directory for QuickTime player videos? For screenshots I use: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location &...
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Spacebar for PLAY/STOP in Quicktime not working in Ventura M1, MacBookAir

In Ventura M1 MacBookAir the spacebar does not work. I often use Quicktime to quickly edit videos, and this feature is very important. I can't seem to find how to assign a key shortcut to this ...
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Quicktime player: merging multiple videos results in much greater file size than original clips

I used Quicktime player to merge multiple videos. Info: The file size of all the original clips that I merged is 3.06GB Used HEVC codec Source is also HEVC Resolution and size of merged videos ...
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Quicktime Apple Script Error -

I am getting the following error from a script that trims a .MOV, exports the new video and then closes the .MOV without saving. The script used to work just fine. (1 year ago?). The error is being ...
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Why is Screen Recording disabled in QuickTime?

Here we see that Movie Recording and Audio Recording are enabled, but New Screen Recording is not. Why would this be? I have stopped/restarted QuickTime several times now and this behavior persists....
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.movpkg conversion to normal format

I've bought a few movies on AppleTV and after downloading them I wanted to copy them onto an USB stick as an example so I can watch them on other devices easily. The problem here is though, that like ...
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How to close all quicktime windows from zsh?

I wish to close all the open windows of Quicktime from zsh, i.e. I want to automate from zsh the following two operations that I am currently doing manually: Bring Quicktime in forefront (i.e. I don'...
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How to recover a quciktime screen recording if you run out of storage while recording?

I just recorded a few hours worth of footage on QuickTime. At one point, the recording automatically stopped because I ran out of space. I deleted a few files, and made some room. After restarting the ...
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Make Audio Capture Engine (ACE) to act as an Input Device for Quicktime Screen Recording

so currently I am running macOS Ventura 13.1 on MacBook Air M1 model. For Discord, I managed to download Rogue Amoeba's Audio Capture Engine (ACE) for screen share audio. I am interested in knowing is ...
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Screen recording stop recording after a few minutes with Quicktime

When recording the screen with Quicktime or other software like Camtasia, the screen gets frozen after a few minutes. I'm recording the second monitor (4k), and after a few minutes of recording, I can ...
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How to permanently change the video player HUD to show time remaining?

In macOS Monterey (12.6.1) the native video player HUD shows two times -- time elapsed on the left of the progress bar, and total video time on the right. If one clicks the total time, the one on the ...
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How to change the resolution of screen recording on macOS (i.e. before recording)?

Pressing command + shift + 5 to start a new screen recording brings up a little menu, which has some QuickTime options. But I can't spot any way to reduce the resolution of the recording. I know a way ...
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QuickTime Player won't save compress file

I am using the following setup: macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 QuickTime Player 10.5 MacBook Pro (M1, 13-inch, 2020) I've compressed an MP4 movie file in QuickTime Player Version 10.5. When I try to export ...
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My MacBook recognizes my earphones as input device while Quicktime doesn't, how do I do?

I've plugged my earphones to my MacBook. The OS recognizes the earphones' mic as an audio input device. However, Quicktime screen recording doesn't seem to recognize that earphones' mic, how do I do?
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Quicktime player : Default window size

I'm using manim (Python) to create animations. When I preview the 4k MP4 files it generates with Quicktime player, the app displays the whole content at its original size. But I would like those MP4 ...
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Move video forward/backward in Quick Time Player PiP mode

I am loving Quick Time Player. Why? I use to watch a lot of video tutorials which I have to follow. I just add one video and drag & drop the remaining to get a long video; I just love it. Then, I ...
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Rewind/fast-forward in the background Music app while minimised

I'm trying to find a solution to fast forward a track in the Music app while it is minimised and while I'm working on another app. I got some ideas from Keyboard Maestro but not sure if the steps are ...
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Quicktime video recording doesn't work properly

This has happened on two occasions now where I'd make a 30minute video using quicktime's video recording and it only records like the first minute and the last minute, and the middle 28 minutes gets ...
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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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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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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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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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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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