Ubuntu – How to enable MP3 preview


Just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and Nautilus no longer previews MP3 files when I hover over them.

Another PC that's been running 11.10 for a while also experienced this after the latest update

Nautilus preferences no longer show options for media / mp3 files, so how can I get this functionality back?

Best Answer

With gnome-sushi installed and then from Nautilus ....

To preview a song left click on the file then press the space bar. Gnome-Sushi will then play the file in a separate window.

Not as simple as the old mouse hover preview, but also better in that you can move the mouse away and it will keep playing until you stop it. If you click on another song the playback will switch to the new selection within the same preview window.

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