Sharing videos with QuickTime Player

Sharing a video with QuickTime Player

  1. Click the Launcher or open the Applications folder.
  2. Open QuickTime Player.
  3. Open the video file or drag it to the QuickTime Player icon in the dock.
  4. Optional: Make simple cuts using the commands in the Edit (Rotate & Flip, Trim, Split Clip, etc.).
  5. Click the File menu and choose Share.
  6. Share by Email, Message, AirDrop to other nearby Macs, Vimeo, FaceBook, YouTube & Flickr.
  7. Choose an account or sign into the service (such as YouTube).
  8. Select options. For example, YouTube requires you to choose a category, title, description, tags and if you want to make the video personal so it won’t be shared with the public.
  9. Share your video. Wait for it to upload and process.
  10. Click the magnifying glass to see your video online.

Photo Booth is a great way to get started shooting video right from your Mac’s built-in FaceTime camera. Photo Booth shoots videos in mirror image – use QuickTime Player’s Flip command (in the Edit menu) to fix this. You may also take videos with an iPhone or iPad and import them to iPhoto. Either way, simply drag the video clip to the desktop and then follow the steps above.

Learn how to change sharing options with YouTube.

QuickTime Player handles most video file formats, including

  • QuickTime Movie (.mov)
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .m2v)
  • MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v)
  • 3GPP, 3GPP2
  • AVCHD
  • DV, DVC Pro 50
  • Codecs H.261, H.264, H.263, Sorenson Video 2 & 3

With Telestream Flip4Mac you can also open .wmv, .wma, .wm, .asf, .wvx, .wax, .wmx, .asx, .avi.

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