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Apple QuickTime Movie (QT) is a file format that Apple developed for movie clips. It is very similar to MOV in that it is a container that can hold various types of multimedia files, including 3D and virtual reality (VR). It is an older format, whereas MOV is newer.
By default, a QT file opens with QuickTime. If the QT file is Version 2.0 or earlier, then it can open with Windows Media Player, but more-recent versions will not open in this player. If unable to open a QT file with QuickTime, then use VLC media player, which works across many platforms, including mobile.
Developed by: Apple Inc.
Initial release: 2001
MPEG-4 (MP4) is a container video format that can store multimedia data, usually audio and video. It is compatible with a wide range of devices and operating systems, using a codec to compress file size, resulting in a file that is easy to manage and store. It is also a popular video format for streaming over the Internet, such as on YouTube. Many consider MP4 to be one of the best video formats available today.
MP4 files open in the operating system's default video player. Simply double-clicking the file opens it. There is no need for third-party software. On Windows, it opens in Windows Media Player. On Mac, it opens in QuickTime.
On some devices, particularly mobile, opening this file type can be problematic. MP4 is a container that contains various kinds of data, so when there is a problem opening the file, it usually means that data in the container (an audio or video codec) is not compatible with the device’s OS. To resolve this issue, try VLC media player.
Developed by: Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Standard: ISO/IEC 14496
Initial release: 1999
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