QuickTime sample files

This document links to sample movie files in several formats.

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To save a sample file to your computer, Control-click (or right-click) the icon of the file to open a contextual menu, then choose the option to download or save the file. The file is compressed as a ZIP archive, so it must decompressed before using it with apps like QuickTime Player. If you're using iTunes to play back movies, you need iTunes 5 or later. 

QuickTime filename File format File size Download Notes
sample_iPod.m4v
Encoded for iPod
H.264 2.1 MB Requires QuickTime 7 or later.
sample_iTunes.mov MPEG-4 2.8 MB

Requires QuickTime 6 or later. 

sample_mpeg4.mp4 MPEG-4 232 KB Requires QuickTime 6 or later.
sample_3GPP.3gp 3GPP       28 KB Requires QuickTime 6.5 or later.
sample_3GPP2.3g2 3GPP2 28 KB Requires QuickTime 6.5 or later.
sample_mpeg2.m2v MPEG-2 1 MB Requires QuickTime 6 or later and the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component. This component isn't necessary or installable in OS X Lion or later, which includes built-in MPEG-2 functionality.
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