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Can Fedora 16 be made to play .mp3 or .ogg files by just pointing to them with cursor?

asked 2012-01-10 22:57:04 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 19:11:17 -0500

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In some earlier versions of Fedora it was possible to play (once) an mp3 or ogg file by just pointing to it with the cursor. As I understand it, it was Totem which facilitated this feature. After upgrading from Fedora 15 to 16, this feature doesn't seem to be working any more. I've got the necessary mp3 plug-in installed in Totem and it can play the files just fine when invoked. This is more cumbersome, however. I really liked the "auto-play" feature such as it was implemented in earlier Fedora versions. Any chance of getting it back into Fedora 16?

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answered 2012-01-11 02:47:03 -0500

updated 2012-01-11 02:53:27 -0500

Fortunately, our good friends over at Ubuntu have already written something about this issue:

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.

To get this gnome-sushi, simply run the following on Fedora 16:

# yum install sushi

The old audio previewer has been removed as it is completely redundant.

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