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Windows 7: Media playback inside Preview pane

30 Nov 2014   #1
jimhoyle

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Media playback inside Preview pane

Is there any way to get media playing inside the Preview pane? Like in OSX, the Quick Look (toggling with spacebar) plays the media (videos, mp3 etc.).


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01 Dec 2014   #2
jimhoyle

Windows 7
 
 

I found out that if you set the "Open with" -> "Choose default program" as Windows Media Player for certain media formats, you will actually get a player in the Preview pane. However, there are problems. 1) The player doesn't play immediately, you have to press the play button and I couldn't find a shortcut key for that. 2) The player is bad, for example it can show the wrong aspect ratio and it doesn't support modern video formats.

So is there any other player that supports this Windows Preview pane functionality (if it is a feature of the player)?
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