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Make a new QuickTime recording from the Dock

In QuickTime Player, to make a new recording from the Dock, Control-click QuickTime Player in the Dock, then choose an option.

Start movie recording in QuickTime Player

When making a new movie recording in QuickTime Player, press the Space bar to start recording.

Record only a portion of your screen in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to record only a portion of your screen when doing a Screen Recording, click the Record button, then drag the pointer to select the portion of the screen to record, then click Start Recording.

Upload a movie to YouTube from QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to upload a movie to your YouTube account, choose File> Share (or click the Share button in the playback controls), then choose YouTube.

Stop movie recording in QuickTime Player

When making a new movie recording in QuickTime Player, press the Space bar to stop recording.

Mute the volume in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Option-Down Arrow to mute the volume.

Insert a movie at the beginning of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to insert another movie at the beginning of your current movie, press Option, then choose Edit> Add Clip to Beginning.

Fit a movie to the screen in QuickTime Player

When viewing a movie in QuickTime Player, to fit the movie to the screen, choose View> Fit to Screen, or press Command-3.

Show mouse clicks during a Screen Recording in QuickTime

In QuickTime Player, to show mouse clicks during a Screen Recording, click the Options pop-up menu next to the Record button, then choose "Show Mouse Clicks in Recording".

AirPlay video from QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, click the AirPlay button in the playback controls to AirPlay compatible media to your HDTV via Apple TV.

Pause when recording in QuickTime Player

When recording audio or video in QuickTime Player, Option-click the Record button in the controller to pause the recording.

Show the Movie Inspector in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to show the Movie Inspector, choose Window> Show Movie Inspector, or press Command-I.

Choose an alternate language for a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to choose an alternate soundtrack language for a movie, if one is available, choose View> Languages, then select the language.

Play all open movies in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Command-Return to play all open movies.

Show the Export Progress window in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when exporting a movie, to show the Export Progress window, choose Window> Show Export Progress, or press Option-Command-P.

Turn the volume up in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe right using two fingers over the volume control to turn the volume up.

Rearrange clips in a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to rearrange clips in a movie, choose View> Show Clips, then drag the clips into the desired order.

Adjust the forward playback speed of a QuickTime movie

While playing a movie in QuickTime Player, click the forward arrow to play it forward at 2X, 4X or 8X speed.

Display a movie at actual size in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to display a movie at actual size, choose View> Actual Size, or press Command-1.

Share a movie via AirDrop in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to share a movie via AirDrop, click the Share button in the playback controls, then select AirDrop from the pop-up menu.

Turn the volume down in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left using two fingers over the volume control to turn the volume down.

Pause all open movies in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Command-Return to pause all open movies that are playing.

Save a movie to iMovie from QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to save a movie to iMovie, choose File> Export To> iMovie, then click Share.

Exit full-screen in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, when viewing a movie in full-screen mode, pinch closed to exit full screen.

View a full-screen movie as panoramic in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when viewing a movie in full-screen mode, to view the movie as panoramic, choose View> Panoramic.

Turn the volume down in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press the Down Arrow key to turn the volume down.

Shorten a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to shorten a movie, choose Edit> Trim, then use the trimming bar to select the portion of the movie that you want to keep, then click Trim.

Record your computer's screen in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to record your computer's screen, choose File> New Screen Recording, then click the Record button.

Show the playback controls in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to show the playback controls, move the pointer anywhere over the movie.

Stop playback and go back one frame in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to stop playback and go back one frame, press the Left Arrow key.

Share a movie to iTunes from QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to share a movie to iTunes, choose File> Export to iTunes, select a size, then click Share.

Hide the Movie Inspector in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to hide the Movie Inspector if it is showing, choose Window> Hide Movie Inspector, or press Command-I.

Rotate a movie clip to the right in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to rotate a movie clip to the right, choose Edit> Rotate Right, or press Shift-Command-R.

Increase the size of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to increase the size of a movie, press Command-Plus (+).

Turn the volume up to the maximum level in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Option-Up Arrow to turn the volume up to the maximum level.

Share a movie with others via email in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to share a movie with others via email by adding it to a new mail message in Mail, choose File> Share> Email.

Flip a movie clip horizontally in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to flip a movie clip horizontally, choose Edit> Flip Horizontal.

Jump to the next chapter in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when viewing movies with chapters, press Shift-Command-Right Arrow to jump to the next chapter.

Loop a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to loop a movie, choose View> Loop, or press Option-Command-L.

Show or hide chapter tracks in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when playing a movie containing chapters, press Command-R to show or hide the chapter tracks.

Stop playback and go forward one frame in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to stop playback and go forward one frame, press the Right Arrow key.

Show closed captioning in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when playing a movie that has closed captions, to view them, choose View> Show Closed Captioning.

Save a recording to a specific location from QuickTime Player

Before starting a recording in QuickTime Player, to save it to a specific location, click the down arrow in the controller and choose "Save to" from the pop-up menu.

Show audio when trimming a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when trimming a movie, to show audio waveforms in the timeline, choose View> Show Audio Track.

Fast-forward a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Command-Right Arrow while a movie is playing to cycle through each fast-forward speed.

Jump back to the beginning of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Option-Left Arrow to quickly jump back to the beginning of a movie.

Enter and exit full-screen mode in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Command-F to enter full-screen mode, and press Command-F again (or press Esc) to exit.

Rotate a movie clip to the left in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to rotate a movie clip to the left, choose Edit> Rotate Left, or press Shift-Command-L.

Decrease the size of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to decrease the size of a movie, press Command-Minus (-).

Turn the volume up in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press the Up Arrow key to turn the volume up.

Insert a movie at the end of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to insert another movie at the end of your current movie, choose Edit> Add Clip to End, then locate the movie to add and click "Choose media".

Split a movie into clips in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to split a movie into clips, drag the playhead in the timeline to the location where you want to split your movie and choose Edit> Split Clip.

Extract audio from a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to extract just the audio from a movie, and none of its video, choose File> Export and select Audio Only from the Format pop-up menu.

Keep a movie visible in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to keep the selected movie visible over all other windows, even when QuickTime Player is in the background, choose View> Float on Top.

Flip a movie clip vertically in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to flip a movie clip vertically, chose Edit> Flip Vertical.

Jump to the previous chapter in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when viewing movies with chapters, press Shift-Command-Left Arrow to jump to the previous chapter.

Show the time remaining in a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, click the total playback time in the bottom right corner of the movie playback controls to show the time remaining in the movie.

View a movie full screen in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch apart over a movie while it is playing to view it full screen.

Rewind a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Command-Left Arrow while a movie is playing to cycle through each rewind speed.

Change the quality of recordings made with QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, before starting a movie, audio or screen recording, click the arrow button in the controller to set the recording quality.

Change the playback speed of a QuickTime movie

When playing a movie in QuickTime Player on a Mac with a multi-touch trackpad, do a two-finger swipe across the movie to change its playback speed.

Exclude silent portions of QuickTime movies when trimming

When trimming a movie using QuickTime Player in Snow Leopard, choose Edit> Select All Excluding Silence to exclude beginning or end portions containing no sound.

Adjust the playback speed of a QuickTime movie

While playing a movie in QuickTime Player, click the reverse arrow to play it backwards at 2X, 4X or 8X speed.

Jump ahead to the end of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Option-Right Arrow to quickly jump ahead to the end of a movie.

Show audio when trimming video with QuickTime X

When trimming a video clip with QuickTime X in Snow Leopard, press the Option key to show the audio waveform in the timeline.