How to hear samples as i flick through windows explorer?

Discussion in 'Production' started by n.minas, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. n.minas

    n.minas Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Currently Northants / Home is Hackney
    Sorry for the wording guys, not really sure how to word this lol

    Basically i saw a video where somebody was able to just click on a wav file in exporer view and without opening media player they was able to play the file. Im guessing its some kind of windows plug in that does this but i have no idea of where to start looking

    The reason for my request is that it would make my life so much easier if i could just click on a sound in my computer and preview it straight away without the need to drag it in my DAW or open up a media player.

    From what i could tell, the guy seemed to have a built in mini media player attached to the explore window. So when he opens up a folder of lets say kick drums he can just click once on any sound and preview it without the need to actually open the sound.

    Sorry for going on but does this sound familiar to anyone? If so plesa point me in the right direction.

    Thanks
     
  2. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Ableton has a wonderful file browser and it keeps everything nicely organized
    And you don't have to drag files or anything to listen to stuff
     
  3. pitts

    pitts Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bradford
    reason also has this function when you are browsing through samples
     
  4. dexter

    dexter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    0
    sounds familiar to me, i know it can be done
     
  5. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,361
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Rotterdam, NL
    Probably something like this:

    It's an free program which looks a lot like the Windows Explorer but it has a lot of usefull plugins, like audio/video previewing.
     
  6. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,087
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    NZ