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How to reduce video size on iPhone and Mac

Capture Time Lapse Video iPhone

Video files can consume a lot of space on your Mac or iPhone. Movies, videos shot on your iPhone or other cameras, TV shows, etc, can eat up your storage space rapidly. If you're running out of space, then you can either delete some video files, or you can reduce the size of the file. The latter allows you to keep the files, and recover some space at the same time.

3 easy ways to record your screen on iPhone or iPad

iPhone TechSmith Capture Start Broadcast

If you ever need to record the screen on your device, there’s more than one way to do it. And the method you use depends on what you want the recording for and what you plan to do with it.

Maybe you want to record your iPhone screen to show a family member how to do something. Maybe you want to record your iPad screen for a how-to video on YouTube. Or maybe you want to record one or the other for a tutorial on your blog.

Whatever the reason, we’ll show you three easy ways to record your iPhone or iPad screen.

How to edit a movie with QuickTime Player on Mac

QuickTime Edit Movie Mac

You already know that you can play videos and record your screen with QuickTime Player on Mac. But what you may not know is that you can also edit movies. While there isn’t a wide range of robust video editing tools in QuickTime, there are a few handy ones for quick changes.

You can rotate or trim movies, split a movie into clips and rearrange them, and add another movie or clip to the video. So if you’re ready for a little movie editing magic, here’s how to edit a movie with QuickTime Player on Mac.

How to use picture-in-picture in QuickTime Player on Mac

Picture-in-picture QuickTime Player

If you use QuickTime Player on your Mac for checking out videos and watching movies, you’ll like the new feature brought with macOS Catalina. You can enable picture-in-picture in the app so that you can continue watching while doing other things.

You can use picture-in-picture in QuickTime Player on Mac easily and here’s how.

How to extract audio from video on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Extract Audio from Video on MacBook with QuickTime

Have you ever recorded video with your iOS device simply to capture the sound and weren’t concerned about the picture? Or, maybe you have a video of something where the audio is just as memorable and would like to save that sound as a separate file to listen to.

Pulling the audio from a video may sound like a complicated task, but it really isn’t. If this is something you’ve been wondering how to do, then we’ve got you! This tutorial shows you how to extract audio from video on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to loop a video in QuickTime on Mac

QuickTime Video Loop on Macbook Screen

Sometimes you just can’t get enough of a video. Whether it’s one you created or one that someone shared with you, whether its audio or visual, you can easily play it over and over without hitting a button. If it can be played in QuickTime, it can be looped in QuickTime. And, you can do this in just a few clicks.

Here’s how to loop a video in QuickTime on Mac.

Apple confirms QuickTime for Windows is no more

Following the disclosure of two new flaws in QuickTime 7 for Windows last week by software security firm Trend Micro, Apple has now officially confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it will stop releasing updates or patching security holes for QuickTime for Windows, marking the end of the road for the PC edition of the multimedia software after an eleven-year run.

The Cupertino firm added that keeping the software installed on Windows PCs may pose a security risk.

A support document on Apple's website details the steps that Windows users should follow in order to uninstall the software from their Windows PC.

Apple to end support for QuickTime for Windows

Apple reportedly has plans to deprecate support for QuickTime for Windows, according to a research note issued Thursday by software security firm Trend Micro, which found a pair of new vulnerabilities in the software. Apple will no longer be issuing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, the advisory cautions.

An Apple support document provides the steps that Windows users can follow to uninstall the software. QuickTime for Mac is unaffected.

How to record parts of your Mac screen with QuickTime

QuickTime is one of the apps that comes pre-installed in the macOS operating system that powers every Mac, but unfortunately, despite how powerful it is, it remains one of the under-used apps that people forget all about.

One of the useful features QuickTime offers is the ability to record your Mac's display, but did you know you can also use QuickTime to record just a cropped portion of your display rather than the entire screen?

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to keep screen recording limited to a specific portion of your screen with QuickTime.

How to rotate a video on your Mac

Every so often, you may come across the need to rotate a video after you've recorded it with your camera or iOS device because it didn't quite come out how you expected it to.

Fortunately, Apple's QuickTime app, which is built into the macOS operating system on your Mac, is powerful enough to do just that; and it's very easy to do.

In this tutorial, we'll be showing you how to rotate a video in any direction on your Mac using the QuickTime app.

How to record Apple TV video output on Mac

There are lots of reasons why you might invest in a USB Type-C cable for the new Apple TV. One of the most compelling reasons is because a USB Type-C cable allows you to record Apple TV video output. Via QuickTime's video capturing capabilities, first introduced in OS X Yosemite, it's possible to record and save direct-feed footage from the Apple TV to your Mac.

Yosemite’s QuickTime cleans up iOS status bar when screencasting so you don’t have to

The vast majority of Apple bloggers who grab screenshots of iPhone and iPad applications don't seem to be ashamed by the low or no cellular signal strength showing right in their status bar, or incomplete Wi-Fi or - worse of all - low battery.

And who could blame them?

Touching up the images to have the status bar show full cellular/Wi-Fi signal and 100 percent battery takes time and a great deal of effort to get it right.

I've seen folks like MacStories editor Federico Viticci obsess over the issue and even write scripts and devise complex workflows in order to correct the messed up status bar on their iOS screenshots. Having been constantly pressed for time, I'm not that particular about my screenshots.

Luckily, QuickTime in Yosemite includes a nifty little feature which automatically cleans up the status bar when capturing an iOS device's screen, so your screencasts look professional...