how to change preview settings for a music file?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sophie8, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. sophie8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    When I select a music file in my folder I can listen to it under preview, but the only function I see is the play function. No volume button or forward function. I have a lot of files and need to select and order them and I just want to listen to them very quickly by using the forward button.

    My friend has a Mac as well and he is able to do that. He has an older version. So what I normally do, I open them with quicktime, but I rather want to open them immediately in review. Is there a way to change that?

    Don't want to import them in Tunes btw. Because if don't like the song,but want to keep it anyway, I need to remove it from library, copy it from my music folder to another folder etc., too much hassle...

    Thanks for your help!
  2. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    Well, like you said, you could open it in QuickTime. Alternatively, and more conveniently, just hit the spacebar and a Quick Look window will immediately pop up and start playing, where you’re free to scrub through it and everything. Quick Look also works on almost any type of file you can find (documents, videos, images) and will at least give you information on other types of files. It’s one of the best features that was introduced in Leopard.

    Unfortunately the ability to scrub to different parts of a song in the preview column of Finder hasn’t been there since OS X 10.4 Tiger.

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