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Questions tagged [quicktime]

QuickTime is a media framework developed by Apple. It is mostly known for its QuickTime Player, which is available for Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

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How do I rotate video (MOV) file on Windows?

I recorded a video (on iPhone) in portrait mode. Now I need to rotate it. Right now I have a MOV file. I'm using Windows. What program can I use to rotate and save this video without losing quality?
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Why can't Quicktime play a movie file encoded by FFmpeg? [duplicate]

When I try to open a movie I just created with the command: ffmpeg -pattern_type glob -i '*.JPG' -s 640x480 movie.mp4 I get an error from QuickTime: The document “movie.mp4” could not be opened. ...
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What parameters should I be looking at to reduce the size of a .MOV file?

My Canon 60D creates .MOV files when recording video and I've found out that the .MOV container has an H264 video stream and a PCM audio stream. I've used ffmpeg and GSpot to look at some of my ...
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How do I repair a broken .mov (QuickTime) file? [closed]

I have a video file (.mov > QuickTime) which was recorded with a VHoldr ContourHD camera. One of the problems with this camera is that when the battery dies, it doesn't terminate the video file ...
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How to start QuickTime recording at command line?

How to start QuickTime video recording on a MacBook at the command line?
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How to extract audio from mov, or directly convert mov 2 ogg, on OSX

I have a number of sound-only mov files that I need in an audio format, preferably wav or ogg. What are the options to achieve this conversion on a Mac? Thank you!
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Trimming / cropping a movie file?

Now, I'm not really sure what's the exact term here. As far as I saw, cropping is related to video size. I need a program to trim some parts of the video file. On a timescale, for example, from 0-60s,...
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How do I stop QuickTime from repeatedly stealing file associations?

Every time I update Quicktime on both Vista and XP, I lose file associations I made for VLC (my preferred player). I only keep QT around for the odd browser video, and would prefer to keep it without ...
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Remove Quicktime from Firefox

No matter what I try, the Quicktime plugin in Firefox on Vista will not go away. I have deleted all of the plugin files in "Mozilla Firefox/plugins" as well as unistalling the program itself and ...
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How to crop Screen Recordings under Snow Leopard?

Quicktime Player for Snow Leopard now allows you record the screen. Awesome! Once you have a movie it will let you trim screen recordings for length. Is there a way to crop the movie's dimensions, ...
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Windows 7 File Associations .mov

I created a new windows 7 SP1 base image. Everything is all fine and dandy with that. So i am now installing standard applications I would like Quicktime to manage .mov files. The only problem is ...
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Recovered video files won't play

I have an SD card with pictures and video which malfunctioned. I was able to recover the files with Photorec. The pictures are OK, but wen I try to open the vide files (*.mov extension) in get the ...
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Reduce MOV file size

I have a folder full of MOV videos taken by my DMC-FX10. The problem is that the occupy too much space, and I am wondering if it is possible to compress them without losing quality? All videos have a ...
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How do I play back a video encoded with x264 in QuickTime?

I recently encoded a screencast using x264. The video is here: http://www.libsys.und.edu/dev/ssl.avi It works fine in VLC, but QuickTime claims it needs extra components to play it. I'm confused. ...
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Disable autoplay for HD trailers in QuickTime X

Since QuickTime X came out, whenever I watch HD trailers from Apple, they automatically begin playing as soon as possible. Is there a hidden preference to disable that? My question may be similar to a ...
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How do I force QuickTime to open on a second monitor?

When I launch a movie in QuickTime I'd like for it to always open up on my second display (not the default primary one). I'm actually opening the movie via AppleScript from iTunes so an applescript ...
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QuickTime plugin for Firefox

I'm using Firefox 3.6.3 on Win 7 x64. Some web sites require QuickTime plugin. How can I install Firefox QuickTime plugin without installing Apple's QuickTime? I definitely don't want to install ...
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Save QuickTime movie trailer files to computer without Pro

Is it true that a few months ago, QuickTime allows users to save the movie trailers without using the Pro version? Right now, it seems like we need to pay $29.99 to save the movie trailer clip onto ...
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Why does QuickTime lag in Firefox if I don't put my mouse over it?

This has happened for me as long as I can remember. Since the first version of Firefox, on multiple computers and under different versions of Windows. QuickTime plays fine in IE and Chrome (even ...
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How do I remove QuickTime as the default png viewer in Internet Explorer?

On Windows 7, I have (unfortunately) installed Apple Quicktime. It seems to have decided that it's the chosen application for displaying .png files in Internet Explorer (when clicking on .png links). ...
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Free software that will allow me to burn a .mov video directly to DVD [closed]

Is there an easy way for me to burn a .mov file to a video DVD without having to convert it? Either a free burning app that's capable or some kind of patch that will allow me to use Windows DVD Maker ...
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How to watch .MOV files without QuickTime?

How can I watch .MOV files without QuickTime? I've found a solution to use the "3ivx codec", but it doesn't work. Any idea?
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Convert large .mov file to .avi or other small file format

I have a large 3G .mov file that I need to post online or attach in an email (hopefully the final output will be less then 100mb). What is the best way for me to do this, quickly and for free?
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How do I fix Handbrake mp4s that produce Error -2041 when loaded in QuickTime?

After encoding a DVD video to MP4 using Handbrake 0.9.4(2009112300) using the High Profile preset, my video will not open in QuickTime. The video itself does not appear to be corrupt, I can play it ...
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Combine MOV video files

I'm on Arch Linux 4.13.10 and I'd like to combine multiple .MOV files shot with a Canon EOS camera. I tried to convert the files to transport streams (.ts files) using FFmpeg, as shown here, but ...
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How does one get Vista to display .MOV thumbnails as a frame from the movie?

I've discovered that the Windows Vista Explorer shell does not display proper thumbnails for .MOV files. As an example, a .JPG file will be shown in the Explorer shell thumbnail mode as a scaled down ...
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Why does quicktime stop showing video

Why does quicktime stop showing video Running version 7.6.2 of quicktime When I play my video every so often the video stops moving or goes away (still have audio). Files are .mp4 format. Would be ...
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Editting HD Quicktime .mov files in Windows

I recently purchased one of those new wave of point & shoot digicams (canon SD780) that shoot high definition 720p video. Unfortunately it only writes to Quicktime files. How can I go about ...
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How can I import h.264 encoded MOV files into windows movie maker?

I have a couple of digital camcorders that output .MOV files encoded in h.264 video/AAC audio. They won't load into Windows Movie Maker or Windows Media Player - I guess I need to install some codecs. ...
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No video shown in MOV files when played in VLC on Linux

Files with the .MOV extension are great with their tiny size! I'm trying to play these files on Linux using VLC, as it's a great cross-platform application, but the problem is that NO video is shown ...
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Why is my Quicktime plugin transport bar black?

For some reason when streaming quicktime movies with the browser plug-in the transport bar is completely black. I can still use it but I can't actually see any of the buttons. Any clue how to fix this?...
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Edit QuickTime movie and track headers

I have files captured with a GoPro camera that was not properly set up with the correct time and date, leaving me with a set of .mp4 videos that have invalid timestamps in the headers. Exiftool ...
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QuickTime X incorrect aspect ratio for H.264 video

I'm running Snow Leopard and have a serious issue with QuickTime X. I have a Samsung HMX-H100N/XAA camcorder that records H.264 video in either 720p or 1080i. In either of these resolutions, QuickTime ...
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Is there a working method for recreating a quicktime video resource fork?

A few years ago, I backed up a directory of family movies in quicktime format to my NAS. Unfortunately, only the data files went, and NOT the resource forks. Months later when I went to import those ...
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USPTO site asks for Quicktime Plug-in which I already have installed. Why?

Whenever I try to watch the images of a patent in the USPTO site (example) using Firefox, the browser asks me to download the latest Quicktime, manually. This is totally strange because I already HAVE ...
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How VLC player achieves playing MOV files without any codecs installed?

What is the "magic" and why picasa or windows live galery, XnViewer can not play them in the same way?
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How can I change the language metadata with ffmpeg without converting video?

I want just to change in a MOV video the language from English to Spanish. I'm using ffmpeg -i in.mov -metadata:s:1:1 language=spa out.mov I add out.mov because is mandatory, but I don't want to ...
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Lossless H.264 MP4 file created from images cannot be played in QuickTime

I'm trying to find the optimum settings for creating a .mp4 file that will load easilly both on Mac and Windows. Right now with these settings f image2 -pattern_type glob -i '*.png' -vcodec libx264 -...
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Disable quicktime tiff support

I want to stop Quicktime from handling TIFF files without uninstalling Quicktime or disabling the plugin. I have Cannon iR3045 scanner/fax/printer/copier. When you scan documents, they are available ...
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My WMP only plays sound for my .mov files. How to fix it?

My friend created some .mov files with his mac. Now I'm trying to play them in my Windows 7 machine with Windows Media Player and I only see sound but not image. There must be an encoding issue. But ...
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Firefox Flash & Quicktime plugins under Debian and OpenSolaris?

Please excuse this newbie question: I've got installations of Debian 5 and OpenSolaris 2009.06, both of which have Firefox 3.5.3 setup and running. Unfortunately: 1.Firefox under Debian can't play ...
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Re-encode 4K video to H.265/HEVC with FFmpeg for playback in QuickTime

I have a one hour 4K video which was weighing in at 10 GB. I thought I'd try re-encoding to HEVC using FFmpeg to try to save space, something I hadn't tried before. However, I switched the container ...
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Customize subtitles for QuickTime + Perian

How do I customize the display of subtitles (e.g. font, size, color, outline, drop shadow) in QuickTime + Perian? I've seen articles on how to do it but it requires Jubler to edit the subtitles. Is ...
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Command line way to flatten a multi-channel-audio .Mov into a single-channel-audio .Mov?

Caveat: I'm not very familiar with audio codecs and terminology, so it could be that I'm not using the correct words to describe what I want to do. I've attempted to make that clear. I'm using ecamm'...
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How to open avi / wmv files in Quicktime (Windows)

I want to add a couple of movies in wmv / avi format to my itunes library. I plan to use QuickTime to create a reference movie which can be read by itunes. But for that i need to be able to open these ...
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How do I compress multiple videos for the web using a Mac?

I'm uploading some videos to Google + and it's taking forever! So I'd like to compress the videos so they don't take so long to upload. I am aware that quicktime has a compression feature to upload ...
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Turn off QuickTime 'start page'

When I start Apple QuickTime (regular non-pro version), it comes up with this page of content including "Hot Picks", "Quick Hits" and other advertising, which I assume it is getting from the internet. ...
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Why is QuickTime’s volume significantly softer than VLC’s?

I have a Unibody Macbook running 10.5.5. When I play videos in QuickTime the audio is low even after I raise both the QuickTime volume meter and the system volume meter to the maximum. When I play the ...
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How can I install Quicktime player to Windows 10?

I would like to play a movie in the web and a webpage ask me, download Quicktime plugin. I opened up this web page and I tryed download and install Quicktime But when I tried install I get this ...
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Finite looping a video file in quicktime or MP4 container and keeping file size down to single loop original size?

I'm trying to find a way to create a very long but finite (limit of 100x) looping movie from a 2 mintue clip, and keep the file size down to only the original single loop. (So am hoping a container ...