If you are using the QuickTime Player application on your Mac to watch videos, you might be interested in learning how to turn on picture-in-picture mode so you can continue watching while doing other things.
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How to enable picture-in-picture mode in QuickTime Player
Open QuickTime Player on Mac to watch the video or movie you want. To activate the picture-in-picture (PiP) function, follow these steps.
1. In the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, press the far right button “Picture in picture“.
2. The QuickTime Player window will then shrink and move to the corner of the screen. You can resize it by simply pulling on one of the edges. But you can also move this window by simply clicking on it and dragging it to the desired location. When you position it where you want it, the app will snap to the closest corner of your screen.
3. Use the buttons to control playback. Play and Pause…
4. Click “×” in the corner of the window or the “Picture in picture»To return to the original size of the player.
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Picture-in-Picture Notes in QuickTime Player
Here are a few additional points to consider when using the picture-in-picture feature in QuickTime Player on Mac.
- You can turn on the picture-in-picture function while playing a file. The window will be able to resize but still play the video continuously.
- When you enable picture-in-picture, the QuickTime player window will play on top of other open application windows, even if other applications are in full screen mode.
- Picture-in-picture mode currently only works for playback, not for QuickTime recording.
- You can exit picture-in-picture mode while the file is playing, and just like activating the function, the video will play until the window returns to its original size and position.
The picture-in-picture feature in QuickTime Player is a nice addition to the application. It makes it possible to provide an active entertainment mode, watching videos or movies in parallel with work or games.