how to make quicktime play Mp3 & MP4?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by retinaMD, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. retinaMD

    retinaMD Guest

    does anyone know how to do this, without upgrading to quicktime pro of course;)
     
  2. berniej

    berniej Active Member

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    It should be able to play those format by default. Just do a File --> Open and point to the file you wish to play
     
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    or you can just control-click on the file you want to play then choose Open With > Quicktime Player..
     
  4. PatrickGaerlan

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    Or drag the file to the QuickTime Player icon in the Dock (at the bottom of the screen).
     
  5. mendozil

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    yup, i now make it a practice to drag the file to the player icon on the dock. i find it very....umm.....Mac. :)

    oh, you can also try to get the VLC player. it'll play almost anything. and it's free. and you can amp the volume with it in case your Mac has a weak sound (my MacBook has weak audio, so VLC helps a lot).

    peace out! :D
     
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  6. keemiao

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    yeah. VLC is a great alternative to quicktime. I'm now using it to play all my .avi videos.
     
  7. PatrickGaerlan

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    You can actually boost QuickTime Player's volume by hitting shift-up arrow multiple times while the file is playing. As far as I can tell, it increases the volume to VLC levels.
     
  8. retinaMD

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    So you can actually drag an icon onto the player's icon. Cool!
     

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