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TrailerTrish
Aug 21, 2012, 09:59 AM
So I was goofing around as is my wont, looking through terabytes of videos for something to watch while not paying attention, and suddenly I somehow hit the spacebar with a video file selected, and lo, a window popped up and it began to play! I had no idea I could do that, and I still don't know what's playing the video file, but it's pretty spiffy.

I also found it would open other files for viewing, and that's truly groovy as well, but I am not at all sure what is actually doing this. Is it Finder? Is it some nameless system utility? I'd always used VLC player for watching my videos, but now I have this other option and it's pretty darn cool.

What system thingy is it that does this?



SuperJudge
Aug 21, 2012, 10:06 AM
What system thingy is it that does this?

AFAIK, it's a feature of Finder.

TrailerTrish
Aug 21, 2012, 10:09 AM
AFAIK, it's a feature of Finder.

That's my best guess. I've asked my dog, but he's busy watching White Fang and kinda ignored me.

robbieduncan
Aug 21, 2012, 10:17 AM
That's my best guess. I've asked my dog, but he's busy watching White Fang and kinda ignored me.

Quick Look (http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#quicklook)

TrailerTrish
Aug 21, 2012, 10:33 AM
Quick Look (http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#quicklook)

Ah! So that's it! Thank you! Good thing this old G4 MDD I got had Leopard on it, which has this as a new feature. My dog and I are both delighted.