15. Music & Video Applications

OS X comes with three applications that enable you to enjoy music and video on your Mac:

iTunes lets you play audio and video files, as well as purchase or rent content to listen to or watch on your Mac.

QuickTime Player enables you to view, record, edit, and share QuickTime-compatible media files.

DVD Player allows you to play movies and other video stored on DVD media on your Mac.

This chapter introduces these three applications and explains how you can get started using them to play and share music and video on your Mac.


iTunes is a digital media application that enables you to do a wide variety of things:

• Play digital audio files saved in a ...

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