How to Play QuickTime Video on iPad/iPhone/Android

This article mainly shows you the way for playing QuickTime files via getting a suitable video player app and converting them to playable format for iPad/iPhone/Android.


QuickTime is a player for computers to play various formats. The QuickTime movie file format, often abbreviated to QuickTime file, is a special file format that contains multiple tracks for storing different kinds of media. However, it's sometimes hard to play QT video on iPad/iPhone/Android devices. Below are the questions:

Q1: Hi, I have been trying to play QuickTime on my Galaxy Note for about two weeks without success. I have tried both the stock Internet browser app and Dolphin Browser HD. Could you please let me know how to do it? Thanks.

Q2: Now I have an issue with a QuickTime movie failing to run on my Android slate. Perhaps it won’t play at all, or perhaps you’ve got a picture, but don’t have any sound? What's the problem? 

In that case, you can either get a video player that support QuickTime video, or convert them to theire comingtable format. You can also refer to this following guide to learn how to do it.

Part 1: Get a Video Player App That Supports QuickTime Video


1. VLC media player

VLC media player is an lightweight, open-source multimedia player that supports nearly all digital audio and video formats (e.g. H.264 ,MKV, TS (but not from Technisat DigiCorder), MPEG-2, mp3, AVI, MPEG-4, Ogg, DivX, aac, ...). It can also transcode and convert media files, and act as a streaming server over unicast or multicast and IPv4 or IPv6. VLC does not need any codecs to work.

2. The KMPlayer

The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as TS (also from Technisat Digicorder), VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others. It handles a wide range of subtitles and allows you to capture audio, video, and screenshots in many ways. 

3. BSPlayer


BSPlayer is the first software movie player ever to enable its users to focus on watching the movie instead of dealing with poor computer capabilities or running around looking for a proper setting and codec. Also, it has very low CPU and RAM requirements.


4. MX Player

MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies.


a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder.


b) MULTI-CORE DECODING - MX Player is the first Android video player which supports multi-core decoding. Test result proved that dual-core device’s performance is up to 70% better than single-core devices.


c) PINCH TO ZOOM - Zoom in and out with ease by pinching and swiping across screen.


d) SUBTITLE SCROLL - Subtitles can be scrolled to move back and forth faster.


e) KIDS LOCK - Keep your kids entertained without having to worry that they can make calls or touch other apps. (plugin required)


5. RealPlayer Cloud

RealPlayer is Now RealPlayer Cloud. With RealPlayer Cloud you can move videos between your PC, Tablets & Smartphones. Plus, you can share videos privately with family and friends. RealPlayer Cloud enables you to move, watch and share your videos. When you share videos with friends and family they’ll be able to play them on any device or operating system, without downloading the RealPlayer Cloud app.

Part 2: Convert QuickTime Video to a Format Compatible with Your iPad/iPhone/Android

First of all, download and install Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate or iMedia Converter for Mac, which is the best tool to accomplish your goal by converting QuickTime Video file to best supported mp4 format by iPad/iPhone/Android. 

Convert QuickTime Video file to playable MP4 file for iPad/iPhone/Android

Step 1. Run the best QuickTime Video file Converter, click "Add Video" and load your QuickTime file.

Step 2. Clicking the "Format" menu, here you are suggested to choose "Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)" format for playback on iPad/iPhone/Android.

Step 3. If you like, modify profile settings such as video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc to get optimized video and audio playback.

Step 4. Return back to Video Converter Ultimate main interface, and hit the "Convert" button to start encoding QuickTime Video to MP4. Once it finishes, open output folder, locate the created file and you can transfer QuickTime Video to your iPad/iPhone/Android.

, or even conveniently upload MOV videos to YouTube, Vimeo or any other online video sharing sites.


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