You need to install Soundflower in order to run it on El Capitan. El Capitan requires kext to be signed in order to load them. This one gets its kext installed in /Library/Extensions/.
This is due to System Integrity Protection
Then, you have to create a multi-output device with: Audio MIDI Setup.app, which is found in /Applications/Utilities/ :
Sounds like a permissions problem. If it’s a bug I suspect it will be fixed in a future macOS update. Not much help, I know.
Until then, you have to peek behind the curtain:
Unsaved recordings are stored at ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX/Data/Library/Autosave Information/
The file will be called Unsaved QuickTime Player Document....
This answer will be short: VLC. Has everything you need except the rotation. It's a media player, not a video editor.
To alter the playback speed in VLC: Go to to Playback → Playback Speed. You can also alter the playback speed using ⌘= and ⌘-.
For rotation, as user Iwillnotexist Idonotexist notes in the comments below, you can go to Window → Video Effects ...
If you have ffmpeg installed, it is quite easy to do it
ffmpeg -i input.mov output.mp4
If you don't, install it as follows:
Press Command + Space, type "Terminal" and press enter/return key.
Run this command in the Terminal app:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
and press enter/return key.
If the ...
In short, you (often) need to include the argument -pix_fmt yuv420p when using ffmpeg to generate H.264 content for Apple software/devices, and a bunch of other decoders that don't handle yuv444p.
# ffmpeg -i input.avi -pix_fmt yuv420p output.mp4
This is not mentioned in the output when using the defaults, but can be found in their Encode/H.264 guide.
defaults write com.apple.iphonesimulator ShowSingleTouches 1
How did I find this setting?
Hidden options can be found by running the command below and then, well, figuring out what they do. They are undocumented and can be removed at any time.
strings /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Applications/Simulator.app/Contents/MacOS/Simulator | grep -E '...
With a recent version of VLC, go to the "Window" menu and choose "Media Information" (or press ⌘ I). If you have more than one video in your playlist, make sure the desired one is selected.
Switch to the "Codec Details" tab, then click to expand the details for each stream until you find the video stream. The frame rate is listed there.
You can use Quicktime 10.x to split the movie into multiple clips, and then trim the individual clips. When you're done editing the individual clips and you save/export the movie, you get exactly what you want: one single, continuous movie, sans the parts you trimmed.
Split a movie into clips
In QuickTime Player, drag the playhead (the small ...
Most of this is documented:
How do you convert video within 10.7 without any 3rd party software
The Finder has built in video encoding and you could even use these to set up watch folders and attach a pre-set conversion using Automator if you found one setting that you prefer...
As of OSX Sierra, it's here:
In there, there is a container/package/directory called Unsaved QuickTime Player Document.qtpxcomposition that contains a Screen Recording.mov file with the actual video. You can copy-paste that mov file wherever to save it permanently.
You can ...
Start by selecting "New Video Recording" from the File menu.
Quicktime Player will open a preview window streaming your webcam video. Resize and position as desired.
Select "Float on Top" from the View menu.
Now start your screen recording.
QuickTime has had this feature for a while now, well before Sierra.
Open a video with QuickTime Player.
View > Float on Top.
Right-click or Control-click on the QuickTime Player icon in the Dock.
Options > Assign To: All Desktops. (This is available for any app.)
iMovie (not lossless, but better than before)
iMovie v10 (released some time after the question was originally asked) now better handles more media types, so avoids the import re-encode for most H.264 (mp4, m4v, mov, AVHDC, mts, mt2s) content.
It will still, however, re-encode on export so cannot be technically lossless—another new feature, however, is the ...
VLC for macOS is the video player you are looking for. It includes support for wide variety of audio and video codecs. Get the latest version from the download page or install via Homebrew by running:
brew cask install vlc
Once installed, open VLC Preferences by going to VLC → Preferences in the Menu bar or using the keyboard shortcut Command + ,. Click ...
Turns out this is actually possible by employing a double link trick. In the terminal:
$ cd ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX
$ mv Data Data_bak
$ ln -s /Volumes/SSD/QuicktimeScratch DataSSD
$ ln -s DataSSD Data
and voila! This sets up Data as a link pointing to the local DataSSD file, which in turn is a link pointing to the actual SSD ...
Try this script:
tell application "QuickTime Player"
set newScreenRecording to new screen recording
tell last item of documents
It will make a new recording for 3 seconds (edit the delay 3 line to change the length), which gets ...
I regularly watch MKV files with H.264 1080p video on my retina MBP 15" (late 2013, Intel GPU only), and up until now, I did so using the latest version of VLC. Unfortunately the battery drains pretty quickly with this setup and I decided to investigate alternatives. In trying to be a little scientific, I created a spreadsheet listing the CPU time used (...
You have inadvertently wandered into the murky realm of video codecs.
The screen recording you made with Quicktime was initially saved using the extremely efficient H.264 compression algorithm.
H.264 is a codec optimised for distribution of video. It is designed to store video using the least possible amount of data at the cost of using a lot of CPU time ...
For those wanting to record their voice or the sounds coming from the speakers...
No extra software is required.
You just need to click the little arrow to the right of the record button and change it from None to Internal Microphone.
Not sure why this is defaulted to None but I was caught by surprise when I changed from an old Macbook to a new one with a ...
Audio tracks can be removed from QuickTime movies using Automator.
will remove the audio track from all the files in the Movies folder on the desktop.
Note this will remove the audio tracks in situ so please take a copy of them if you want to keep the audio.
Quicktime Player (X or version 7) doesn't support playlists to my knowledge. You could add the files to a playlist in iTunes, or download VLC. I'd highly recommend VLC, it's free, it can tackle pretty much any format you can throw at it (including .mov), and you can just drag and drop files to a playlist to queue them up very simply.
If you create your own movie player using the QuickTime Framework it's possible to add whatever functionality you want. QuickTime Player itself does not appear to offer playlist capability on Mac OS X. Here's a few screen captures of my movie player using a playlist:
I made a graphical tool that uses ffmpeg to let you losslessly trim videos by selecting the start and end points on the timeline:
It is open source and cross platform.
I use mplayer in its Cocoa form MplayerX like VLC it can't edit the video but just plays it. (There is a version in the Mac App Store but it is old as Apple does not now allow some of the functions the are needed (although I had no issues with it until I upgraded to Yosemite)
To increase speed go to AVS->Increase Speed (or decrease) or ⌘] or ⌘[
I prefer ...
The touch events don't get captured on iOS 9 and lower, so you'll need to either set up a camera to capture the taps and present that side by side with the detailed capture or use it to overlay the taps in post production.
This is such a great idea, that I've filed a bug report to officially ask Apple to support this.