Strictly speaking, QuickTime is a collective name for a multimedia framework, where the QuickTime Player will play the leading role. Apple has given us so to offer more than a ‘bare’ player.
In addition, the QuickTime Player also features special technology that allows the player effortlessly displays video directly from the web. QuickTime plays content from many different sources and file formats. For example, it plays high-quality video format MPEG-4 videos.
When you open QuickTime Player, you’ll soon see that many options from the menu have inherited a ‘Pro’ label. The free version of the media player is limited to the standard playback work.
Although the media player claims to be web-ready, QuickTime refuses to play videos in FLV format. And that is exactly a format that is seen a lot on the web.
QuickTime provides an excellent media player for your PC and Mac, but does not deserves the label ‘indispensable standard application’. If you want a really good player, then look at VLC Media Player
QuickTime supports the following formats
MOV, MPEG-4, AAC, 3GPP, 3GP, 3GPP2, 3G2, Instant-On
- User-friendly interface
- Limited file compatibility