What is a .QT File And How To Open It – Apple (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .qt extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .qt file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .QT file?

The file extension .QT comes from Apple QuickTime Movie. It was developed by Apple. The format of this file is binary, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .qt file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .QT file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .QT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .QT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .qt file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player and Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .QT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .QT file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .qt file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Eltima Elmedia Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, Roxio Popcorn and Eltima Elmedia Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .QT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Eltima Elmedia Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .QT file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .qt file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .QT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .QT file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .qt file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .QT file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Videolabs VLC for Android software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the Videolabs VLC for Android software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .QT file?

If you are still unable to open the .QT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .QT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .qtch – Apple, .qti – Apple, .qtif – Apple, .qtindex – Adobe Systems, .qtl – Apple. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .QT file with the Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, Eltima Elmedia Player, Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, Roxio Popcorn programs on Mac, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux and Videolabs VLC for Android software on Android.