What Is QuickTime?


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QuickTime is an Apple software technology that is used to encode and decode audio and video digital media. QuickTime offers a variety of coding options that can compress the media into several sizes for storage and transmission.

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QuickTime digital files can be streamed to a compatible device using the Internet, or stored locally for viewing. The quality of the video files created with the software and encoded using the H.264 video codec can reach high definition resolutions and colors. QuickTime files can also be manipulated during playback, allowing the user to playback video and audio files at twice or three times the normal speed of the file.

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