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dreadnaut

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Explorer preview - This tool does not exist
« on: February 12, 2022, 09:58:54 PM »
ZdnBurns comment about generating multiple track preview (which could be done with phpStunts from the command line) reminded me of an old idea I have never put into practice.

Windows' Explorer supports plugin that generate previews for specific file types. If we had a preview generator in any modern compiled language, we could build a .dll that exposes the Preview Handler interface, and get previews straight in the file manager.

Attached a made-up screenshot of what it would look like. One can dream ::)
« Last Edit: February 12, 2022, 10:00:50 PM by dreadnaut »

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Re: Explorer preview - This tool does not exist
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2022, 10:03:28 PM »
I would love that. Combined with metadata so you can filter or sort the list would be really powerful.
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Re: Explorer preview - This tool does not exist
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2022, 07:20:24 AM »
This would be ideal and would help bridge the gap between the 8.3 file name limitation and modern operating systems.