Viewer: Auto play audio files (or option for standard macOS quicklook?) [CLOSED]

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keepon3003
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Viewer: Auto play audio files (or option for standard macOS quicklook?) [CLOSED]

Post by keepon3003 » Mon May 31, 2021 2:28 pm

Hi,

love NC and bought it as it's the one file manager on macOS that let's me do most of the stuff with keyboard only (e.g. the quick filtering / search of files).

A little background to my request: I'm a DJ and from time to time I go through a lot of audio files, preview them and delete the ones I don't like for my sets. I can toggle preview with the space key - but the audio won't start on its own (unlike the standard macOS quicklook in Finder). I have to click a tiny play button in the left bottom corner.

Can you change that? Or could there be an option to use the standard Finder quicklook?

(in this context: what does the setting under "Viewer" - "Show viewer in:" do? No matter if I choose "Separate Window" or "Same Window", the behaviour seems to be the same...)

Thanks!

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Re: Viewer: Auto play audio files (or option for standard macOS quicklook?)

Post by mike » Mon May 31, 2021 8:21 pm

Hi, thank you for the feedback.
Unfortunately I don't know a way to control the QuickLook's behaviour (see FAQ).
Instead you could wire an external tool to play your tracks and hook it up on a hotkey.

The setting of where to show the previews changes exactly that - either there will be a single shared QuickLook window for all NC windows or there will be panel overlays for each window.

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Re: Viewer: Auto play audio files (or option for standard macOS quicklook?)

Post by keepon3003 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:03 pm

Thanks for your reply - I followed your suggestions using Pine Player (http://www.digipine.com/index.php?mid=pineplayer) which has a tiny footprint...

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Re: Viewer: Auto play audio files (or option for standard macOS quicklook?) [CLOSED]

Post by JayB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:48 pm

I'm having no problems with QuickLook autoplay on macOS Big Sur in Nimble Commander: mp3, wav, aif, flac are all OK. (Can't preview m4a, though.)

:?:

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Re: Viewer: Auto play audio files (or option for standard macOS quicklook?) [CLOSED]

Post by keepon3003 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:28 pm

For me, quicklook in Nimble Commander always shows the mp3 in the other column and does not autoplay(?)

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