QuickTime Player’s simple-clean interface and cutting edge technology makes it the best media player available for Mac OS X.

QuickTime Version 7.7

    • New H.264 codec delivers up to HD resolution
    • Access to QuickTime HD Gallery
    • Enjoy an enhanced Media Experience
    • Watch Videos on your Mac
    • View videos on thousands of websites

QuickTime Player’s simple and clean interface gets out of the way, letting your audience focus on your message, rather than advertisements from other parties. The standalone QuickTime Player is easy for anyone to use and enjoy. You can also easily embed QuickTime movies in a Web site.

Many of today’s leading authoring, multimedia and entertainment applications rely on QuickTime to do the heavy lifting. QuickTime contains contains a rich set of developer APIs for handling almost any audio, video and media task. Easily make your application multimedia-enabled with QuickTime.

The QuickTime file format is a track-based, container-like format that enables you to combine almost any media (audio, video, still images, text, VR, chapters and even alternate languages) in a single movie. What’s more, you can automate your digital media workflow on both Mac and Windows with AppleScript and Automator support.

The new QuickTime 7 Player for Mac not only delivers startling quality, but it’s easier to use than ever. It requires no set up for content that streams over the network. Instead, QuickTime for Macintosh Player automatically determines your system’s connection speed and chooses the highest quality stream for the amount of bandwidth you have available. And if you ever lose a connection while watching streaming video, QuickTime Player for Mac automatically reconnects. Now, that’s convenience.

Quicktime for Mac

QuickTime Player for Mac

Supported Video & Image Encoders / Decoders

  • Animation
  • Apple BMP
  • Apple Pixlet (Mac OS X v10.3 only)
  • Apple Video
  • Cinepak
  • Component video
  • DV and DVC Pro NTSC
  • DV PAL
  • DVC Pro PAL
  • Graphics
  • H.261
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • JPEG 2000
  • Microsoft OLE (decode only)
  • Microsoft Video 1 (decode only)
  • Motion JPEG A
  • Motion JPEG B
  • MPEG-4 (Part 2)
  • Photo JPEG
  • Planar RGB
  • PNG
  • Sorenson Video 2
  • Sorenson Video 3
  • TGA
  • TIFF

QuickTime Player for Mac

Supported Audio Encoders / Decoders

  • 24-bit integer
  • 32-bit floating point
  • 32-bit integer
  • 64-bit floating point
  • AAC (MPEG-4 Audio)
  • ALaw 2:1
  • AMR Narrowband
  • Apple Lossless Encoder
  • IMA 4:1
  • MACE 3:1
  • MACE 6:1
  • MS ADPCM (decode only)
  • QDesign Music 2
  • Qualcomm PureVoice (QCELP)
  • ULaw 2:1

Types of Files QuickTime Supports

You can open (import) dozens of types of media with QuickTime. Some of the formats you can open in QuickTime include the following:

Video formats: MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,1 MPEG-4, 3GPP, 3GPP2, JPEG, DV, Motion JPEG, AVI, MQV, H.264

Audio formats: AIFF/AIFC, Audio CD, CAF, MOV, MP3, MPEG-4, AU, WAV, iTunes audio

Still-image formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG/JFIF, JPEG 2000, PDF, MacPaint, PICT, PNG, Photoshop, SGI, Targa, FlashPix, TIFF

Animation formats: Animated GIF, FLC, Flash, PICS

Other formats: KAR (Karaoke), MIDI, QuickDraw GX, QuickTime Image File, QuickTime VR, Text

* QuickTime also supports import of multiple images and layers in TIFF, FlashPix and Photoshop files.

** Playback of program and elementary streams available via QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component.

What’s new in QuickTime Player for Mac?

QuickTime Player, available for Mac OS X Tiger and Leopard, Panther and Windows, is a major release which includes a host of new features.

  • H.264 video. Ultra efficient new codec delivering stunning quality at remarkably low data rates from 3G to iChat AV to HD.
  • Mutlchannel audio playback. Experience full, surround sound audio playback with QuickTime 7 Player.
  • Live resize. With QuickTime 7 you get clear, fluid playback even as you change the size of your player window.
  • New playback capabilities. Adjust playback settings as you would on a DVD player or VCR with the new jog shuttle and playback speed control panel.
  • Zero config streaming. QuickTime 7 delivers an effortless streaming experience by automatically determining your connection speed to ensure you get the highest-quality content stream possible. If you lose your connection to a stream, QuickTime 7 even reconnects for you.

  • These are just a sampling of the new features in QuickTime player for Mac.

How popular is QuickTime Player for Mac?

QuickTime is a leading cross-platform multimedia technology. More than 10 million copies of Macintosh QuickTime are downloaded every month. And more than 20,000 applications and content CDs include QuickTime, with hundreds more licensed every month. In addition, more than 200 models of digital video cameras use QuickTime to capture or display their files.

Instructions for using QuickTime

Learn everything you need to know about QuickTime 7

Download the QuickTime User Guide PDF File.

Download Quicktime Player

QuickTime Player 7 for Lion, & Mountain Lion

Fully compatible with Snow Leopard, Mac OS X v10.6.3 and above

10.65 MB Download QuickTime Player 7.6.6

QuickTime 7.7 for Leopard

QuickTime 7.7 software update improves security and is recommended for all Mac OS X v10.5 - v10.5.8 Leopard users.

68.85 MB Download QuickTime 7.7

QuickTime 7.6.4 for Tiger

QuickTime 7.6.4 includes changes that improves reliability, compatibility, and enhance security for Mac OS X v10.4.11, & Mac OS X v10.5 - v10.5.8

47.93 MB Download QuickTime 7.6.4

QuickTime 7.5 for Panther

QuickTime 7.5 improves application compatibility and addresses security issues for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher.

51.39 MB Download QuickTime 7.5


Quicktime 7 System Requirements

For Mac OS computers:
• A 400 MHz or faster G3 PowerPC or Intel Mac computer
• At least 128 MB of RAM
• Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later

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