Previewing Audio Files Question

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cldcp00
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Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by cldcp00 » 14 Jul 2019 15:35

Hi There,

i was just wondering if it is possible to get the preview to start say 20% into the track.

Sometimes the tracks have a long lead times and i am there waiting for the track to start a bit time consuming when you have thousands of tracks toi preview.

Thanks for any help

Regards

nas8e9
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by nas8e9 » 14 Jul 2019 16:18

You could try setting SkipIntroMilliSeconds to (desired number of seconds x 1,000) in the configuration file like this:

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SkipIntroMilliSeconds=20000
In limited testing it seems to work. I can't find a way to use a relative offset instead.

cldcp00
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by cldcp00 » 14 Jul 2019 16:31

nas8e9 wrote:
14 Jul 2019 16:18
You could try setting SkipIntroMilliSeconds to (desired number of seconds x 1,000) in the configuration file like this:

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SkipIntroMilliSeconds=20000
In limited testing it seems to work. I can't find a way to use a relative offset instead.
Thanks for your reply

Where is this setting entered?

Regards

nas8e9
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by nas8e9 » 14 Jul 2019 16:36

cldcp00 wrote:
14 Jul 2019 16:31
Where is this setting entered?
Tools > Open Configuration File. Then search for the setting in your text editor.

Edited to add: The safest way to proceed is, after saving XYplorer.ini in your text editor after changing the setting, to restart XYplorer *without* saving settings: File > Restart without Saving.
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jweis
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by jweis » 14 Jul 2019 16:44

Seems organizing these files into folders or renaming them etc would be easier with an option to have audio files start 20 seconds in when previewing. Config/preview has an option to play the first few seconds and I agree that with clicking the files and being able to avoid possible delays and long lead in times would be a useful feature. As I wrote this some posts have been made........ ill submit it anyway

cldcp00
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by cldcp00 » 14 Jul 2019 16:51

Hi there

Entered the setting and restarted app. Preview still starting from the beginning.
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Any Ideas?

Regards
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klownboy
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by klownboy » 14 Jul 2019 16:53

For instructions on how to tweak, please look here https://www.xyplorer.com/faq-topic.php?id=tweak

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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by cldcp00 » 14 Jul 2019 17:05

klownboy wrote:
14 Jul 2019 16:53
For instructions on how to tweak, please look here https://www.xyplorer.com/faq-topic.php?id=tweak
Followed instructions still no joy.

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nas8e9
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by nas8e9 » 14 Jul 2019 17:10

cldcp00 wrote:
14 Jul 2019 17:05
Followed instructions still no joy.
Just to confirm: when you close XYplorer and then open XYplorer.ini outside of XYplorer, the setting is changed?

klownboy
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by klownboy » 14 Jul 2019 17:22

When I change that setting value via tweak, it changes the number for video in Configuration | Preview | Video preview | Preview static frame skip. So it looks like that particular tweak setting is for video static frame.

cldcp00
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by cldcp00 » 14 Jul 2019 17:31

nas8e9 wrote:
14 Jul 2019 17:10
cldcp00 wrote:
14 Jul 2019 17:05
Followed instructions still no joy.
Just to confirm: when you close XYplorer and then open XYplorer.ini outside of XYplorer, the setting is changed?
Yes have checked again and the setting is changed

nas8e9
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by nas8e9 » 14 Jul 2019 17:40

klownboy wrote:
14 Jul 2019 17:22
When I change that setting value via tweak, it changes the number for video in Configuration | Preview | Video preview | Preview static frame skip. So it looks like that particular tweak setting is for video static frame.
I get inconsistent results: the Preview Pane seems to skip the set amount of seconds, whereas the Preview tab in the Info Panel doesn't. I'm guessing the info panel ignores the setting, whereas the Preview Pane uses Windows Media Player?

cldcp00: You are using the preview tab of the Info Panel? Could you try the Preview Pane (Ctrl+F11) instead?

cldcp00
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by cldcp00 » 14 Jul 2019 19:13

nas8e9 wrote:
14 Jul 2019 17:40
klownboy wrote:
14 Jul 2019 17:22
When I change that setting value via tweak, it changes the number for video in Configuration | Preview | Video preview | Preview static frame skip. So it looks like that particular tweak setting is for video static frame.
I get inconsistent results: the Preview Pane seems to skip the set amount of seconds, whereas the Preview tab in the Info Panel doesn't. I'm guessing the info panel ignores the setting, whereas the Preview Pane uses Windows Media Player?

cldcp00: You are using the preview tab of the Info Panel? Could you try the Preview Pane (Ctrl+F11) instead?
Yes was using preview tab will try other method

cldcp00
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by cldcp00 » 14 Jul 2019 19:18

Hi Guys

still not working for me

Regards

nas8e9
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Re: Previewing Audio Files Question

Post by nas8e9 » 14 Jul 2019 19:23

cldcp00 wrote:
14 Jul 2019 19:18
still not working for me
Can you post a screenshot with the Preview Pane open and previewing one of your audio files?

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