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Pro Posh look and comfortable interface
QuickTime is developed by Apple company, which is known for it's plain, but gorgeous design. Video player is included in list of default programs on Mac OS X system, so it is a good free option for beginners and users, who love style and comfort.
Pro Easy to use streaming features
QuickTime video player has "Zero-configuration streaming" - video player automatically determines best connection speed. Plus, it can automatically reconnect, if the connection was lost. Step by step video file stream or broadcast guide can be found in the source.
Pro Recording and editing is possible
Unlike other video players, QuickTime offers recording and editing opportunity. To unlock this features QuickTime Pro 7 is required, which is a fee-based software (29.99$). Program features include possibility to record video and audio directly from microphone, FireWire camcorder and iSight camera. Speaking of video editing, cutting, deleting, resizing, flipping, or rotating a movie is possible.
Con Some common video file formats are not supported
DivX and .wmv – two video file formats QuickTime video player does not support
Con Crashes after OS X update
Sometimes after an OS X update, if the video player wasn’t updated for a long time, QuickTime can crash for no reason
Con Video player can interfere with other software
QuickTime 7 video player disables ability to play some games on OS X, for example Civilization IV and The Sims 2