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Enable Nautilus Preview in Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10

Last updated: August 4, 2013

Want to preview documents on Nautilus file browser? Well, here I’m going to show you how to do it. As well as preview files folders, you’ll be able to previewing Pictures, Movies, Music, and everything that can be opened in your system.

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To get started, install the Sushi plugin for Nautilus in Ubuntu. You can search for and install the gnome-sushi from Ubuntu Software Center. Or just click the link below to bring up USC:

click to install sushi preview

That’s it!

You may need to install multi-media codecs to enable previewing movies. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to install media codecs:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder libdvdread4 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 mpg321 gstreamer1.0-libav

Restart Nautilus to apply the changes:

nautilus -q

You’re done. Enjoy!