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March 21, 2017

What is QuickTime?

Play and view videos, images and audio.

By Ellie Burns

QuickTime is multimedia software which lets users view and play video, sound, and pictures.

Developed by Apple, the proprietary software is classed as an extensible multimedia framework.

Currently, QuickTime is bundled with OS X – Apple’s desktop and server operating system. Although previously available as a standalone installation for Microsoft Windows, Apple ceased support for the Windows version of QuickTime in 2016.

QuickTime is available for free, but the QuickTime Pro version does require users to purchase a license key.


What added features do you get with QuickTime Pro?

QuickTime offers a number of features, but chiefly the software allows for the encoding and decoding of video and audio from one format to another.

QuickTime Pro takes it further than playback, allowing: editing clips, copy and paste functions, merging separate audio and video tracks, and placing the video tracks on a virtual canvas with the options of cropping and rotation.

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QuickTime Pro users can also export and save to any of the codecs supported by QuickTime.


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