QuickTime Broadcaster for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.5.3
  • 3.5
  • (13)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Broadcast your event live with Quicktime, an Apple Standard.

Some events need to be broadcast. Whether you're having a destination wedding and want to show off your nuptials to the folks back at home or you're starting a regular live show, Quicktime Broadcaster is a feature filled and professional program. Get your live feed out on the internet and download for free today!

Good features for free

When you're a novice streamer and want to quickly stream your event live, you don't want to fiddle with settings and configuration. Quicktime Broadcaster comes packaged with all the presets you need to quickly and effectively distribute your event to a live stream using one of the several supported services. Support for fire wire devices like web cameras and microphones for input as well as devices that connect via USB if that's all there is available. Whatever your hardware setup, this software will be able to support it. All of your video is automatically stored on the hard drive before it's streamed, so you'll have both a live stream and a historical recording to watch or distribute later. Video can be stored in a number of ways, including MPEG-4, a recognized standard. This is software that isn't overly complex that works. Period. Perfect for one off events that you want to stream.

Professional options

Professional video streamers are becoming more and more common as more viewers are flocking to places like YouTube and Twitch to watch live streams of skill based activities or talk shows. Quicktime Broadcaster can still be used for users that want to start up a professional streaming show. Using the expanded view you can make changes and save your own templates to make your customized, standardized stream profile. This means that all your customizing is saved from show to show and, as you find settings that work, you can keep track of what you've done. All the standard presets still exist, and can be used as starting places for your own custom templates. Support for all devices on USB and firewire still exist. While the configuration settings might not be quite as robust as a professional streamer requires, there is more than enough features and power here for a starting streamer to get their feet wet and learn the ropes of the industry.

In conclusion

Quicktime Broadcaster gives novice streamers a great entry point into live broadcasting to the internet. Presets mean that broadcasting can start right away with little fear of technical problems and, as experience grows, custom templates can be created and saved in order to fine tune details. Local saving of media files and support for mobile device streaming makes this software a great entry point in the industry for the best cost there is: free! Download and start streaming today!


  • Feature rich broadcasting software for free
  • Presets for novice streamers as well as advanced features for professionals all bundled together in one package
  • Support for streaming to 3G phone service for effective distribution to mobile devices


  • As an apple product, supports mostly apple hardware and not recommended to use with PC
  • Last updated release was quite some time ago

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QuickTime Broadcaster for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.5.3
  • 3.5
  • (13)
  • Security Status

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