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QuickTime was released by Apple in 1991 and was used back then to play movie files on the Mac - but also on Windows. Back then, QuickTime was used on Mac System 7, but it can still be found today on Macs running macOS or on older systems running Mac OS X.
QuickTime forms the basis, which is also used in the QuickTime Player. This app is located in the "Applications" folder on the Mac and can not only be used to play movies or audio files, but also to cut video files or combine several files into one file.
On Wikipedia page In my view, the core feature of QuickTime is summarized relatively well:
The QuickTime architecture allows a complete production process (capture & import, dubbing, compositing & effects, compression & export, delivery and playback) to be performed from start to finish on a single media platform.
That, along with the versatility of the format, is probably the reason why many filmmakers resorted to QuickTime at the time.
Since there is so much information out there about Apple's QuickTime, I'd like to summarize some of the information below simply in bullet point form for your quick reading.
More info: What is QuickTime Player on Mac?
However, in 2016 Apple stopped supporting the Windows platform and stopped developing the Windows version of QuickTime. Security gaps were also not removed in the Windows version afterwards, which is why it is better to remove the software from the PC, if it is still there.
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