Previewing video clips in xp

By SNGX1275
Jan 16, 2003
  1. d0rk

    d0rk TS Rookie

    I've only recently upgraded from 2000 Pro to XP Pro, and now Server 2003 and i've been seriously missing this feature, too. Here is the solution, in case you haven't figured it out yet, and for those to follow.

    "The common tasks pane lacks a player for sound and movie files in the search results, but you'll find this feature in another Explorer Bar. Choose View,Explorer Bar, Media, or press Alt-V followed by E and M. Select a movie or sound file that Windows Media Player supports, and click the Play button. For a larger view of movie files, click the icon on the right above the progress bar. Resize this undocked version by dragging the edges, and redock it by clicking either the icon above the progress bar or the Close box in the upper-right corner of the player. You will have to click the Stop button when the file has finished playing to keep the Media bar from automatically playing the next file in the search results list."

    from this article

    I hope you're as happy as i am.:D

    *but each time you reopen the folder, you must reopen the media bar. oh, well....
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,675   +389

    Alright, I'll give it a shot. Why did they tamper with this feature it was fine as it was. Now its not quite as convienient.

    Welcome to Techspot btw, thanks for finding something no one else seemed to be able to.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    This was an option in Windows Me, but I don't think it works like that in XP.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,675   +389

    Actually I just tried it. It sits on connecting... and does nothing. Oh well I've used XP since it was whistler and gone without this feature, so I guess I can continue. Too bad microsoft decided that they no longer needed to include this.
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