Previewing songs on Finder when having icon view

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by snowychick2005, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. snowychick2005 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    #1
    Hi,

    I cannot seems to find the solution to my problem. So I hope someone from the forum will be able to help me out.

    I used to be able to preview all my songs on my macbook pro when I viewed them in icon view. But recently, I cannot do it when I download new songs. In my macbook, there is only one song that I can preview it in icon view. When I hover over the icon, there is the play button. For other songs, the play button doesn't appear. I am not quite sure why is that so. Can anyone help me?

    My Macbook Pro is running on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4. Please help! Thanks.
     
  2. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Location:
    Sea of Tranquility
    #2
    What is the file format of the songs that cannot be previewed? Is it an iTunes/QuickTime playable format?
     
  3. snowychick2005 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    #3
    All the file format of my songs are mp3. I realised even my videos, which are mp4, are all can be preview in icon view.
     
  4. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Location:
    Sea of Tranquility
    #4
    That's quite strange. Do they play when you hit the space bar or with iTunes/QuickTime? If no, then it probably means they are either corrupt or the system cannot read them.

    Can you try another thing? :

    Open that directory in icon/thumbnail view and from the menu bar, select View --> Show View Options...

    Set the icon size to 120 X 120.

    Can you then see the play button?
     
  5. snowychick2005 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    #5
    When i hit space bar, my songs can be played perfectly.

    I changed tha icon size. When i change the size, the songs that initially can be preview is now unable to be preview at all. There is no changes for the rest of the songs. When i change back to the size to 64 x 64, everything go back to as before i change the size!

    Strange...
     

Share This Page