You can preview most video, and audio files in Adobe Bridge. You can preview SWF content, FLV files, and F4V files and most files supported by the version of QuickTime you have installed on your computer. Use Playback preferences to control how media files are played.
Playback preview for videos is not supported on Windows 32 bit. It is supported on Windows 64 bit only.
Easily browse through your videos in Adobe Bridge with the new video thumbnail preview for all supported video files. Video thumbnail previews speed up your workflow by showing you a quick preview of all frames in your video, without an audio playback. You can then easily select the video clips that are useful for your project.
To enable the video thumbnail preview feature, do the following:
- Go to Edit > Preferences > Thumbnails.
- In the Thumbnails menu, under the Video section, enable Preview Video on Mouse Hover.
Once you enable this option, you can simply hover your pointer over a video in the Content panel to see a quick video preview. The video thumbnail preview stops as you move the pointer away and goes back to the original thumbnail. Video thumbnail previewing on hover will always have priority over Preview panel playback.
If you face performance issues with video workflows, check the recommended system requirements for Bridge on both Mac and Win.
In the Preview panel, click the Play button to start the video, click the Pause button to pause playback, click the Loop button to turn continuous loop on or off, or click the Volume button to adjust loudness.
You can brighten or darken the Adobe Bridge interface to better preview dynamic media files. See Adjust brightness and colors.
Stack Playback Frame Rate
In stacks that contain ten or more images, you can preview (scrub) the images. This option lets you specify a frame rate for previewing image stacks. (See Stack files in Adobe.)
Play Audio Files Automatically When Previewed
When you click an audio file to display it in the Preview panel, the audio begins to play automatically. Turn off this option to play audio files manually.
Loop Audio Files When Previewed
Continually repeats (loops) the audio file. Deselect this option if you want the audio file to play only once.
Play Video Files Automatically When Previewed
Play a video file automatically in the Preview panel when you select it in the Content panel.