VLC issue on New MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chuckm1020, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. chuckm1020 macrumors regular

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    Nothing urgent, Just annoying. HaHa. I just recently got a new macbook pro, and i came from an 09 mac mini. one of the first things i did was put VLC on the new laptop.(I never use quicktime :p). VLC works just fine, as it should. But for some odd reason i cant see a video preview on the icon. On my mac mini u could actually hit play on the icon and watch a preview of the video on the icon. On my new laptop i just see a VLC icon and no video preview. i did some searching for this issue and couldnt find anything. and i tried to see if it was a setting i had to turn on. i looked all in the VLC options and the Finder options, but cant find anything. Like i said its not a big deal, but does anyone have an idea why? Thankyou
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    I can never see the previews either, and haven't forever. No big deal to me. AVI files don't show a preview UNLESS they are on the desktop (mine are stored away in folders). Thats how it is for me anyways.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    The previews are provided by QuickTime, so you need the appropriate QuickTime components installed.
     
  4. chuckm1020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ohhhhhh. makes sense kinda hahaha. I did have Perian installed on my macmini and i havnt installed it yet on the pro. maybe thats why? i would try it out right now but my macs at home and im at work :p
     

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