Saturday, 26 November 2011

Audio,video and doc preview features in Nautilus 3.2.1 GNOME 3.2.1

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How to activate  audio ,video and document preview in Nautilus 3.2.1 / GNOME 3.2.1/openSUSE 12.1 ?

 I you are searching for a way to activate nautilus based document and multimedia preview features in Nautilus 3.2.1 / GNOME 3.2.1 then you have landed at the correct place.This post talks about activating preview feature in openSUSE 12.1 specific terms. You many need to strain your grey matter a little if you want to implement this on other distributions.


Step1:-
To enable the preview features first you need to ensure that preview functionality is turned "ON" in Nautilus settings


Step2:-
Ensure that you install all the relevant gstreamer plugins  from packman repository using YaST or zypper.The gstreamer plugins you may need are "bad","bad-orig-addon","good","good-extra","ugly","ugly-orig-addon"


Step3:-Install "Sushi".Sushi is a quick previewer for Nautilus, the GNOME desktop file manager.Sushi is available under "OSS repository". This can be done through YaST too.

 All your set ups are done and now . You can test your preview feature by selecting any mp3 file and hitting "spacebar" on the keyboard .You can use preview feature for a lot of file formats like simple text file,pdf documents etc:
Of course you may need to install relevant packages like evince in case of previewing pdf files.You can see images below demonstrating preview feature on mp3,image,pdf and a simple text file.






Nautilus Tip :- Q:How to  delete/move any file/files to Trash or "recycle bin" in GNOME 3.X  / Nautilus 3.X onwards using keyboard?A:Select the required files and press the key combination "ctrl+Delete"

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Things to do after moving to openSUSE 12.1 (Asparagus)

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