In Adobe Premiere there are shortcut keys to play a clip right from the In mark to Out mark. Shortcut on a PC is Ctrl + Shift + Space.

However, how can I play a clip only till my Out mark? Not my full selection from In to Out, but from an arbitrary point of a selection only to my Out mark? It should stop playing on my Out mark.

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To "Play from Playhead to Out Point":

  • PC: Ctrl + Spacebar
  • Mac: Ctrl + Spacebar

To "Play In to Out":

  • PC: Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar
  • Mac: Opt + K

from: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/keyboard-shortcuts.html

  • Wow, I didn't know this was possible, +1! I'll edit that into my answer as well
    – MoritzLost
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 11:14
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    So there is no button for this? That's odd. Commented Jan 28, 2017 at 15:26
  • This is fantastic. Why this isn't more discoverable in the UI is beyond me. Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 6:15

I don't think this is possible. Edit: Turns out I was wrong. As Green mentions, CTRL+Spacebar will do exactly what you asked for. I'll leave the rest of my answer as alternatives to that.

Another option is the Play Around Shortcut, Shift+K, which will start playback a couple of seconds before your current timemarker position and stop a couple of seconds behind it. You can customize the Preroll and Postroll seconds under PreferencesPlayback.

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