When comparing QuickTime vs ShareX, the Slant community recommends ShareX for most people. In the question“What are the best free screen recording software tools?” ShareX is ranked 2nd while QuickTime is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose ShareX is:
ShareX is licensed under GPL with source code available on [GitHub](https://github.com/ShareX/ShareX).
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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.
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 Screen recording is a easy
Pro Elegant look and comfortable interface
QuickTime is developed by Apple, which is known for its plain, but gorgeous and user-friendly design. QuickTime is included in the list of default programs on macOS systems, so it is a good free option for beginners and users who love style and comfort.
Pro Posh smell
Look up Posh and see if you think a software movie player should be POSH. What a hoot.
Pro Free and open source
ShareX is licensed under GPL with source code available on GitHub.
Pro Allows uploading to a vast number of different services
Designed as file uploader in the first place, ShareX supports overhelming amount of services for you to upload your files to and the list is expanding.
Pro Can capture video too
Apart from still images, ShareX allows the user to record unlimited video with all the options available for normal image capture.
Pro Has an editor
It has its own screen editing tool.
You can choose what shortcut key to bind your command to, as well what host it uploads the file to.
Pro Capturing (screen, video, a window, etc.) with annotation + automation
Capturing (screen, video, a window, etc.) with annotation + automation makes for some powerful workflows.
Annotation is key for research on any project size. Capturing screenshots, editing them ("annotating"), converting to a PNG, removing the background to make a transparent version, saving to google drive, creating large+med+sm sizes, uploading thumbnails, is an example of a workflow you could create. The list goes on...
You'll find the same strength & depth in features for image handling also for text, videos, other files by type, and on and on..
Pro It has a dead simple way for creating animated GIFs
It is great for creating software tutorials or highlighting new features in a sales function - nothing beats a well-placed animated GIF in an email.
Pro Freezes screen when you capture
When you enter a capture mode, the screen content is preserved as it was when you started capturing by default. However there is a special "Light" mode where the screen does not freeze.
Con Some common video file formats are not supported
QuickTime does not have native support for some common formats such as DivX, .wmv, and .mkvs.
Con Can't play .srt subtitle files
Con Video player can interfere with other software
Leaving QuickTime's video player running in background doesn't play well with certain software, especially games and full-screen software.
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 Scrolling window capture doesn't work always as expected
Sometimes might need to use another screen capture software to capture a scrolling page.
Con The editor is rather simplistic
Con Too complicated
This is extremely customizable, but extremely complex! If you want something simple and intuitive out of the box, stay away from ShareX.