Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Click and hold sound files

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beans
    34

    Click and hold sound files

    Has anyone else noticed that if you click and hold on a sound file you hear a preview of that sound? I've noticed that only *.wav and *.ogg work... not sure how to get mp3s to work (if you do lemme know).

    Am I really awesome for discovering this cool little feature... or am I really late hoping on this bandwagon?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    IA & NC
    Beans
    289
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    I had no idea.... are you running feisty??? I do not have any .ogg or .wav on my system I do not believe so I will not be able to test it.. I'd love to hear if someone else has....
    Our Society has replaced Heroes with Celebrities, the quest for a well informed character with the search for a flat stomach, and substance and depth with image and personality.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    IA & NC
    Beans
    289
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    Holy Cow... It does work for me with .mp3s as well!! Except I do not click the files.. I just hover the mouse over them, and they eventually start playing.. this works in Dapper as I had mentioned I am running it.
    Our Society has replaced Heroes with Celebrities, the quest for a well informed character with the search for a flat stomach, and substance and depth with image and personality.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beans
    34

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    WOW you're right, i can just hover over them.... this is really neat! Kudos to who's ever idea this was!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bucharest
    Beans
    460
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    This used to work for me in Dapper. I only needed to hover over music files (even .mp3's). In feisty, I can't get it to work anymore . Of course Edit -> Preferences -> Preview -> Sound Files is set to Always, but it still doesn't work. Not even for .ogg files .
    [ Blog # A Programmer's Ride ]
    Linux: it really whips the penguin's butt.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Montréal
    Beans
    298
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    I found if you move the mouse to the music file then move to the speech bubble it appears ,it play the music.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    /earth/europe
    Beans
    1,450
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    i think you need to install package:

    mpg123 or

    mpg321 <-- this one is a free implementation of the above me thinks
    Last edited by zekopeko; May 26th, 2007 at 02:31 AM.
    WARNING: "sudo rm -rf /" = BAD Read this for more information.
    Q6600-Abit IP35-2 GB RAM-250GTS 1GB

    *Docky FTW!*

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Canada!
    Beans
    1,709
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    Um, that's a really old feature that's been in various distros of linux for quite a while now. But yes, you can also just point at them, you don't have to hold. I think the idea was that "if images and movies have a thumbnail, why shouldn't a sound file!" but there are lots of plugins to get to be able to play all files, including mp3. I've got all of them, so here's a list:

    Gstreamer series:
    -Gstreamer extra plugins
    -Gstreamer ffmpeg video plugin
    -Gstreamer plugins for mms, wavpack, quicktim, musepack
    -Gstreamer plugins for aac, xvid, mpeg2, faad

    Xine series:
    -Xine extra plugins
    Get all those and you can play anything!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Beans
    273
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    yeah i found it a little while ago. very cool

    I think I actually found it by mistake!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bucharest
    Beans
    460
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Click and hold sound files

    I can easily play all kinds of music & video, with any player, Rythmbox or anything, so I have all the plugins I need. But it still doesn't work . Funny thing is, when I was on Dapper, I couldn't get Rythmbox to play mp3's, but I could listen to samples from nautilus
    [ Blog # A Programmer's Ride ]
    Linux: it really whips the penguin's butt.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •