QuickTime 7 System Requirements

(Macintosh)

  • 400 MHz Power PC G3 or faster Macintosh computer
  • At least 128MB of RAM
  • Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4.9 or later

(Windows)

  • Pentium processor-base PC or compatible computer
  • At least 128MB of RAM
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
 

For viewing videos purchased from the iTunes Store:

(Macintosh)

  • 1 GHz G4 processor or better
  • 256MB RAM
  • 16MB video RAM
  • QuickTime 7.1.3 or later
  • Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4.9 or later

(Windows)

  • 2.0 GHz Pentium-class processor or better
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 32MB video RAM
  • QuickTime 7.1.3
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
 

For viewing 640x480 standard definition (SD) H.264 video:

(Windows)

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium class or better processor
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 64MB or greater video card
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
 

Recommended Hardware Configurations for H.264 High-Definition (HD) Playback

To play high-definition video, a large amount of data must be processed by your computer. A powerful system will deliver the best playback experience.

For 852x480 (480p) video at 24 frames per second:

(Windows)

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 64MB or greater video card
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
 

For 1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second:

(Macintosh)

  • 1.8 GHz PowerMac G5 or 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer
  • At least 256MB of RAM
  • 64 MB or greater video card

(Windows)

  • 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 64MB or greater video card
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
 

For 1920x1080 (1080p) video at 24 frames per second:

(Macintosh)

  • Dual 2.0 GHz PowerMac G5 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 128MB or greater video card

(Windows)

  • 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium D (dual-core) or faster processor
  • At least 1GB of RAM
  • 64MB or greater video card
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
 

QuickTime 7 Supported Audio/Video Formats

Supported Video Formats

  • Animation
  • Apple BMP
  • Apple Pixlet (Mac OS X v10.3 only)
  • Apple Video
  • Cinepak
  • Component video
  • DV and DVC Pro NTSC
  • DV PAL
  • DVC Pro PAL
  • Graphics
  • H.261
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • JPEG 2000
  • Microsoft OLE (decode only)
  • Microsoft Video 1 (decode only)
  • Motion JPEG A
  • Motion JPEG B
  • MPEG-4 (Part 2)
  • Photo JPEG
  • Planar RGB
  • PNG
  • Sorenson Video 2
  • Sorenson Video 3
  • TGA
  • TIFF

Supported Audio Formats

  • 24-bit integer
  • 32-bit floating point
  • 32-bit integer
  • 64-bit floating point
  • AAC (MPEG-4 Audio)
  • ALaw 2:1
  • AMR Narrowband
  • Apple Lossless Encoder
  • IMA 4:1
  • MACE 3:1
  • MACE 6:1
  • MS ADPCM (decode only)
  • QDesign Music 2
  • Qualcomm PureVoice (QCELP)
  • ULaw 2:1

*QuickTime also supports import of multiple images and layers in TIFF, FlashPix and Photoshop files.

**Playback of program and elementary streams available via QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component, sold separately in the Apple Store online.