Shows a video running in every corner of the screen

Snaps to any corner

After Pipvid is activated, the player windows of both VLC and QuickTime will be magnetized and snap to any corner of any screen attached to your Mac.

Screenshots from Sintel © Blender Foundation


Keep a video running while working on other tasks.

  • Play a tutorial video while you work on the example project.
  • Transcribe the contents of an interview.
  • Simply enjoy your favorite series while you browse the internet.
Shows a desktop coding along with a video playing in the bottom right corner
Shows a video floating above a Notes window

Floats on top

Pipvid will automatically toggle Floats on Top for VLC and QuickTime when activated.

Enhances QuickTime on macOS Catalina

Pipvid 2 can optionally trigger QuickTime's native Picture-in-Picture mode on macOS Catalina instead of Pipvid's custom implementation.

Animated gif showing Pipvid triggering QuickTime's native PiP mode

Simply resize the window

You can customize the maximum width up to which Pipvid should manage the video player's window.

This means you can use VLC and QuickTime like normal when the window takes up a bigger part of the screen and then automatically switch into picture-in-picture mode when you shrink the window down.

Shows Pipvid's preferences screen where you can modify its behavior
A screenshot of the registration window.
Try a limited version of Pipvid for free.

Try it!

If you install the free trial version you can use it for free for a few minutes.

Works across spaces

Optionally assign QuickTime and VLC to all your desktops, making sure the window travels with you when you switch spaces.

Note: this is an experimental feature, enable it first in Preferences.

Shows a video running while switching between spaces

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  • Snaps the player window to any corner of any screen.
  • Automatically toggles float-on-top.
  • Automatically shows the window on all spaces.
  • Compatible with VLC for its excellent video playback options.
  • Compatible with QuickTime because it's already on your Mac.
  • Triggers QuickTime's native PiP mode on macOS Catalina.