Do you guys watch movies in quicktime or itunes?

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  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Gonna import a bunch of movies and was wondering if I should save them all in a "movies" folder and watch them via quicktime, or if I should put them all in itunes and watch through there?

    Which will give me better quality? Or is it all the same? Thanks : )
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I watch them in Plex. Before Plex, I had my movies and TV shows and such copied onto my hard drive and watched them with QuickTime.
     
  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to have my movies on my ipod without having them in itunes?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes. So long as a video file is iPod-compatible and you have the "manually manage music and videos" option selected, you can just drag it from Finder onto the iPod's icon in the iTunes sidebar.
     
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    :eek: I learn something new every day!

    Getting back to the question at hand, I use QuickTime for most of my movie-viewing. iTunes tends to have a "laggy" UI and it frustrates me.
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I use QuickTime X to watch movies over iTunes too. The interface is much more slick and streamlined. iTunes is just clunky.
     
  7. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How can I make QT my default movie player? When I open movies they default to itunes.
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Select a video file in Finder, File -> Get Info -> Open with -> QuickTime.app, Change All.
     
  9. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  10. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Quicktime X. It's much cleaner and quicker to use.
     

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