Saturday, 26 November 2011

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

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.

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

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"

If you liked this post, you may like check out:-
Things to do after moving to openSUSE 12.1 (Asparagus)

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