QT File Type- The quick facts
What are QT files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a QT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a QT file?
A .QT file is a QuickTime movie file.
QT is an acronym for QuickTime. Files that contain the .qt file extension are Apple QuickTime movie files.
The QT file format was developed for the purpose of creating, editing, publishing, and viewing multimedia files for Apple's QuickTime Player, a media player that is used to play movies, video clips, and other multimedia files. QT files can contain movies, videos, animations, graphics, and virtual reality content.
Oftentimes QT files are compressed, making it easier to download and distribute the files via the Internet. Compression also makes it easier to stream the videos online.
The QT file format is nowadays supported by both the Mac and Windows operating systems, and most modern media players are able to display these videos.
How to open QT files
We have identified 2 QT openers that are compatible with this specific type of QT file.
Programs that open QuickTime movie files
Last updated: March 13, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension QT
While we know of one file format using the .QT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .QT file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of QT files. Remember, different programs may use QT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.