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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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basic question: file preview under "Explorer"

sorry if this is really basic, but once I add videos to the project I can see a clear thumbnail under "project media", so I can instantly recognise it.

why isn't this possible under "explorer"? of all the different views I can select, none allows me to see what the first frame of the video looks like

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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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Re: basic question: file preview under "Explorer"

Probably because with Explorer you are seeing the file location within Windows - nothing to do with Vegas.
If you went direct to the file location without running vegas, you still wouldn't see anything other than the windows icon for the file...
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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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Mmm thats not correct. If I go into a folder on windows, I can select to see icons that show the first frame of the video, what I cannot seem to replicate in vegas
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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #4
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Re: basic question: file preview under "Explorer"

In that case, you're lucky, because I can't see any video frames in my folders - only icons or the list/details view...
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Old July 11th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #5
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Re: basic question: file preview under "Explorer"

It's just the way it works. It's just as easy just to use Windows Explorer, so I never bother with the Vegas Explorer window.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #6
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sure. I was just wondering why such a basic thing like expanding the icons so that you can see exactly the videos you are choosing for the timeline is not implemented
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:27 PM   #7
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Re: basic question: file preview under "Explorer"

What version of Windows are you using?

Windows 7 will show a thumnail of most video formats: avi, wmv, m2t, m2ts, mpg, mp4 (Not sure about mov files).

Windows XP doesn't do thumnails of m2t and m2t (and mp4 I think).

I don't remember about VISTA, but I think it's closer to Windows 7.

You need to set the view to medium icons or larger.
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