If the video / movie files you want to view are in a format that is not supported by QuickTime, you may be able to convert them into a compatible format with Video Converter for Mac.
If you would not like to convert videos, we recommend you use VLC Media Player to play the videos. It is a free and open source cross-platform media player supporting most audio and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...) from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many network streaming protocols.
QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, media clips, sound, text, animation, music, and interactive panoramic images. It is available for Mac OS classic, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The latest version is QuickTime X (10.0) and is only available on Mac OS X Snow Leopard. QuickTime is integrated with Mac OS X, and it was an optional component at install for earlier versions of Mac OS. All Apple systems ship with QuickTime already installed. QuickTime for Windows systems is downloadable, either as a standalone installation or bundled with iTunes.
The QuickTime family of digital media creation, delivery and playback software lets you deliver live or pre-recorded video and audio to an audience of any size. When combined with QuickTime Player and QuickTime Pro, these applications work together to provide the industry’s first end-to-end, cross-platform, standards-based digital media delivery system.
QuickTime is available for Mac OS X and Windows operating systems, and is distributed free of charge. Some other free player applications that rely on the QuickTime framework provide features not available in the basic QuickTime Player. For example:
Any application can be written to access features provided by the QuickTime framework.
The included QuickTime Player is limited to only basic playback operations unless the user purchases a QuickTime Pro license key, which Apple sells for US$29.95. Apple's "Pro Applications" (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Logic Studio) come with a free QuickTime Pro license. Pro keys are specific to the major version of QuickTime for which they are purchased. The Pro key unlocks additional features of the QuickTime Player application on Mac OS X or Windows (although most of these can be accessed simply by using players, video editors or miscellaneous utilities from other sources). Use of the Pro key does not entail any additional downloads.
Features enabled by the Pro license include, but are not limited to:
The latest version of Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard", includes QuickTime X, the latest version of the player. This version lacks cut, copy and paste and will only export to 4 formats, but its limited export feature is free.
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