#260 a simple preview player

GUI (32)

What I miss in gtk-gnutella is a preview player to play
files while transfering. There's a simple way to do.
Just add a new
entry in the download context menu such as: "Play with
user player" or
something like that. Then in preferences make an option
to let the user
set up his favourite media player, or the application
the user want to
use to manage downloading file. So, when the user click
"Play with
user player", gtk-gnutella should only launch: "user
player" "partial file".
So with just one entry in a menu ad one entry in option
panel we could have a previewing player.


  • Christian Biere

    Christian Biere - 2006-11-12

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    Well, I think this is rather flaw in the typical Unix
    desktop. Gtk-Gnutella supports drag & drop, so you can
    preview or play finished files by passing them over to an
    application. Of course, if you haven't started the
    application yet, you can't drop the files on it. I really
    think such a feature and requiring configuration of it, is
    unnecessary bloat. There should simply be a drag & drop
    gateway on your desktop that will start the appropriate
    application if you drop a file on it. If nobody is able to
    write such a simple tool, I might consider to provide such a
    tool along with Gtk-Gnutella but I really don't want to
    integrate this into Gtk-Gnutella itself.

  • Anonymous - 2006-11-12

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    Thanks for your reply (even for other 2 comments I wrote). I
    know there's the drag 'drop, but
    on my KDE desktop it never worked. I drag 'n drop a
    downloading file over audacious, xmms,
    amarok but none of them start playing. When I drag n' drop
    directly on KDE desktop, it asks me
    to save that content, but it saves a empty file without no
    URLs or anything else. I don't know if this
    a problem of mine, or drag 'n drop needs a GNOME desktop.
    This why I'm asking for a previewing
    player, but I understand it's not a must.
    Thanks. Best regards.

  • Anonymous - 2006-11-13

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    Errata corrige: I upgraded my GTK2 version from 2.4 to 2.10
    and drag 'n drop now works.

  • me me

    me me - 2011-08-10

    Perhaps an option to call up a player? Such as VLC for both audio & video when right-clicking the file to play. In that way keeps the player separate from the program itself, with exception for the call up routine & added linking to give such option to files in any of gtk's windows.

  • me me

    me me - 2011-08-10

    BTW excuse my username. lol I originally had a different sourceforge username but lost details somehow on last computer. I signed up again to check something on the shareaza story (& other things.)


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