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Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg, this includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc. Besides the FFmpeg supported filetypes, Icaros also contains custom parsers, which can produce Cover Art thumbnails for Mkv, Flac, Ape, and Mpc files. Icaros also provides Windows Explorer properties for the following popular filetypes: Mkv, Flv, Ogm, Ogv, Ogg, Flac, Ape, and Mpc. Requires .NET 4.0.

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Version:2.2.3/2.2.4 Beta History
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Version history/Release notes:
[Icaros v.2.2.3 Final]
- Fixed thumbnailing of several files
- Fixed thumbnailing of rm/rmvb files
- Fixed WMC crash on Windows 8 with certain AVI files
- Improved parsing of FLV properties (especially files with no metadata)
- Several small improvements
- Updated FFmpeg

[Icaros v.2.2.4 Beta 1]
- Added (Experimental) HEVC/H265 decoding
- Added VP9 decoding
- Updated Compiler tools
- Improved FFmpeg compilation
- Decreased size of binaries by about 4-5 MB
- Fixed thumbnailing of several m2ts samples (Thanks Lenmaer)
- Fixed specific m2ts crash (Thanks HD-False)
- Added VP9 track definition to mkv property parser
- Updated FFmpeg

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Alternative to Icaros:
Media Preview



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Acronyms / Also Known As:
Icaros Thumbnail Provider, shark007 Icaros

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I downloaded this program and had a lot of problems with it. Icaros did indeed generate thumbnails for all of my video files as advertised but it didn't always seem to play nice with Windows 7. On numerous occasions I would open a folder containing video files and the screen would lock up while Icaros was generating icons--I would get a swirling circle in the folder for several minutes or more before I could do anything. This did not happen every time I opened a folder with videos but it became enough of an issue that I finally uninstalled icaros--and all of my problems with the folders went away. I liked having thumbnails for everything but not at the expense of the computer freezing.


Posted October 12, 2013 by . Tool version 2.2.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 3 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


Great Tool!!!
I tried a lot of other tools for displaying thumbnails for mkv and flv files.
But I didn't found a working tool. E.g. I tried Haali Media Splitter but this tool created some black thumbnails and other were completly white.
With Icaros I can even display thumbnails for .vob and .flv files.
Thanks for programming this masterpiece.



Posted May 26, 2012 by . Tool version 2.0.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Icaros is awesome great tool thanks!!!


Posted March 06, 2012 by . Tool version 1.3.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Installed and seems to work fine/stable. Allows me to get thumbnails in Windows Explorer for FLV files when I couldn't get them before. Requires you to install the LAV filters. So if you have the Haali splitter installed, you will need to uninstall that first.


Posted December 01, 2011 by . Tool version 1.2.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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