.mp4 files locked after viewing

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.mp4 files locked after viewing

Postby Brother Gabriel-Marie » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:18 am

With my camera I take a lot of photos and an occasional movie (mp4).
Then I view them all the same in MP.
So I double click on the files to view them - images and movies alike.

I also don't use tabs - so I have the settings all set so there is only ever a single tab open and then I hide all tabs. That way I can simply double click to switch between browser and viewer without ever having to close tabs.

However, I have problems with movies.
After I watch part of one, I double-click on it to go back to the browser mode. I can still hear the movie playing - which means that the file is still open in the background. This file keeps playing even though I am in browser mode and have clicked on other files.

And of course, the file is locked, too, so I can't move it.

ALSO, I notice that if I select a movie file and copy/cut it, and then try to paste it in Explorer, I can't because MP has it locked because that movie is showing in the preview panel. So I have to cut the file, then select some other file, and THEN I can paste it in explorer.

So there are two places the mp4 is getting locked: whilst it plays in a hidden background tab, and when it is displayed in the preview panel.

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Re: .mp4 files locked after viewing

Postby xnview » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 am

if you show tabs, do you see 2 tabs?
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Re: .mp4 files locked after viewing

Postby Brother Gabriel-Marie » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:34 pm

Pierre, yes - one for browser and one for the mp4 file.

So the mp4 keeps playing in the tab until I "view" another file. If I double-click on a jpg then *that* opens in that second tab and the movie stops playing.

But if I don't open another file in view mode, then the mp4 is locked because MP still has it in that other tab.
So the file will be locked if it is open in the hidden tab, AND/OR if it is open in the preview panel.

Oh, and the reason I don't like tabs is because I like to view a lot of files by switching between browser and view - and I hate having to close tabs all the time. So I try to use MP's settings to get a sort of "tabless" mode.


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