QuickTime 7.7.8

Apple's long-established video recording and converting tool

  • Category:

    Players

  • Version:

    7.7.8

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    5.8 (375)
QuickTime 7.7.8
QuickTime 7.75.80.95

QuickTime media player is an all-around must-have for anyone who wants to play media the way it was meant to be played. It is especially great for those who use Apple media files often. It was created for a predominately Apple market but is now available on Windows in order to allow for easier media sharing. This is great for those who do not want to use a Mac in their everyday life but like the media formatting.

QuickTime runs fairly intuitively for most users. The main buttons are large and clearly marked. Some more advanced users may find that when they look for relatively common features they are not readily available at first glance. The free version is great for those who wish to watch videos, listen to music, or make playlists. For those want flexibility and creative license to make changes to their media may find that QuickTime Pro is right for them. QuickTime Pro allows for converting files and editing. This is a great tool for those who want to be more hands-on with video especially.

QuickTime currently is available in eighteen different languages. This software obviously works for both Windows and Apple operating systems. There have been some complaints that it QuickTime does not run on Windows computers with operating systems older than Windows 7.

While QuickTime may not be native Windows software it is great for those who wish to watch media from Apple. If users do not use the MOV. format, they may not find this software to be the most helpful. When running on a PC, QuickTime can be slow. It is especially slow to start up. Once media is playing, there is no lag in the playback and the performance is excellent.

Pros:

  • Great for Windows users who play Apple media files
  • Completely free to download
  • Good quality playback
  • Pro version allows for editing and converting files

Cons:

  • A very basic interface that makes finding some options difficult
  • Slow start-up on Windows
  • More advanced users will need to invest in QuickTime Pro

QuickTime is a software program that allows users to enjoy videos, movie trailers, and other media on their favorite computer, tablet, or smartphone. Created by Apple, the program is reliable and backed by a solid reputation of cohesion for Macs and PCs.

Whether you want to watch videos from your digital camera or video clips on a website, QuickTime gets the job done. Built as a multimedia platform, its advanced technology has evolved over the years and now requires less bandwidth and storage. Gone are the days of grainy videos that require buffering; Quicktime uses H.264 codec for an uninterrupted and uncluttered video experience.

QuickTime was designed to be a user-friendly experience as well as visually pleasing. The controls are minimal and are coupled with an attractive user interface. The small size of the controls prevents them from interfering with the view of the video. And the slider bar allows users to slow down to half speed or speed up to three times as fast for easy skipping or backtracking. Additionally, if you're looking for a particular instant in a clip, you have the ability to search frame by frame.

Although the software is proprietary, QuickTime 7 Pro does allow for format conversions and provides some editing features. Approved third-party plugins also allow you to take Quicktime in different directions, making it even easier to stream video across platforms.

Pros

Will play videos without needing to download entire clip first

Works well on most devices includes computers, tablets, and smartphones

Cons

Software is proprietary, so allows for little editing even on QuickTime 7 Pro

System requirements may cause issues for Linux users

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