17 things you can do with QuickTime Player on Mac

QuickTime Player on MacBook

QuickTime Player is a versatile application that comes pre-installed on Mac, with features that extend beyond basic video playback. In this article, we'll explore 17 things you can do with QuickTime Player on Mac to enhance your media experience and streamline your workflow.

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 a 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 it's 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 Player 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 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...