When Apple replaced its aging QuickTime Player 7 with the newer QuickTime X, it touted the change as a ground-up rebuild to supplant the band-aided framework that had kept QuickTime 7 going for so many years. QuickTime may now be better poised to handle future media types and implementations, but since its announcement QuickTime X has not really done much, and has left many without obvious approaches for some of the basic controls that have been conveniences over the years. Continue reading
There are several ways to capture your iPhone or iPad’s screen on your Mac; however, many of these approaches call for third-party software and setups that you might not have. For instance, you might consider setting up an airplay server to capture the display stream from your iPhone, or install other special software that will capture your iOS device’s output. While these approaches might have their merits, there is an easy way built into OS X to view and record your iPhone or iPad’s screen. Continue reading
If you need to record a quick sound bite, or other audio to your Mac, then while you might find yourself looking for a third-party program, or even to programs like Garageband to do the job, you can also look no further than Apple’s included QuickTime Player. In other words, no purchase necessary.
In order to record on your Mac, you can use your Mac’s built-in microphone, or a third-party mic Continue reading
Apple provides you with a number of media-handling options in OS X, with QuickTime being the core service for displaying video; however, there will likely be times when you have downloaded a video file that simply will not play in QuickTime. Even if the document looks like a QuickTime file, when opening it you may receive an error that prevents you from viewing its contents. Continue reading
MIDI files are similar to digital sheet music, where notes on individual tracks are played with a selected instrument from a central sound library. This allows the relatively small MIDI file of only a few kilobytes to play anything from simple piano music, to full symphonic arrangements.
When Apple introduced QuickTime X in Mountain Lion, it unfortunately removed support for MIDI file playback. Continue reading