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Play video preview when hovering

Play video preview when hovering

Explorer | Level 3

Hi Dropbox, 

Can you add play on hover for videos? I think this would be a great tool to preview videos faster.

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Dropboxer
Thanks a lot for taking a bit of your time to drop us a line on our Community on your previewing :eyes: Idea (@Fortimbras); happy Monday! 
 
While I’ve moved your comment under the “Share an Idea” :light bulb: section (so as to give your post a bit of visibility & let others who may be interested in the same functionality to upvote it), I’m also interested in how you’d be utilizing this functionality in your workflow. If you don’t mind me asking, can you elaborate a bit on what would be the ideal end-result? Thanks again! 
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Explorer | Level 3

Hi Jane, thank for your answer.

I´ll explain what i´d like to achieve with this functionality.

I use dropbox for a lot of video storage.  I have over 600gb of video files that a use  for creating mood films but in order to do this i need to search for the file, then open it and see the whole video to find out if there is the sequence i need for my moodfilm. 

What i normally do to achieve this is to copy all the files from dropbox to my desktop and then see all files with my mac preview and begin the selection process.

But i always think that all this process can take a lot less time if i could preview all the file in dropbox site without really open in just by hover the mouse over the video.

I´d like you to consider this preview functionality. Its like a smart preview dedicate to video files. Later if this could be combine with smartsync would be incredible.

 

Thanks!!! 

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Dropboxer
I can see that you’ve already sparked the discussion with your last (admittedly very detailed) message @Fortimbras, as your post has already gained 9 followers!
 
While our specialized team has been collecting & tracking all feature requests to inform the ongoing development and roadmap of Dropbox file previews (& I've already made sure to add your voice to the feedback gathered internally), this conversation is also an excellent opportunity for other Community members to participate & let us know of their thoughts. 
 
Thanks a lot for taking the time to detail us your feedback & please feel free to ping us here if you have a similar observation; it’ll be a pleasure to check back with you. Have a lovely rest of your day until we talk again! 
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