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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.

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Latest version

3.3.2 (November 21, 2023)



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Software License

Freeware (Free download and usage!)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New


Icaros v.3.3.2 Final

Added partial support for HEIF/HEIC thumbnailing
Added support for parsing iTunes tags in MOV/MP4 files (Make, Model and GPS)
Added support for parsing the Keywords, Director and Producer tags in MKV
Fixed not being able to set the Icaros Cache location on a FAT, FAT32 or ExFAT drive
Fixed failing to read properties of certain MOV/MP4 files
Fixed wrong duration and bitrate showing for OGG-Opus/Opus files
Fixed long path files not working when debugging with 'Properties via Explorer'
Fixed 'Max Cache Size' or 'Min Free Space' not working in the Indexer immediately after setting
Added Russian installer localization (Thank you Долматов and Ligre! ^__^)
Updated French localization (Thank you rico.sos! ^__^)
Replaced Flattr with Ko-fi donation link
Updated LibDav1d to 1.3.0
Updated GCC
Updated FFmpeg

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Icaros Thumbnail Provider, shark007 Icaros



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YES! Whoever made this software you are GENIUSES!

Review by Dude on May 19, 2024 Version: latest OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




oh my god. You added support for notch dfx files. Words cant explain how friggin thankful I am, I love you SO SO SO SO SO MUCH HOLY SHIT

Review by Glass Crane on May 10, 2024 Version: the newest OS: Windows 11 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by fie on Dec 27, 2023 Version: 3.3.2 OS: Other Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




I absolutely love Icaros, it is use once and forget type of program. It shows a thumbnail from the video instead of a default icon, makes it easy to find duplicate videos.

Review by Magwitch on Oct 21, 2023 Version: 3.3.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Great, but for some reason, in the last version there's a weird white line at the bottom of the thumbnail.

Review by Raphael on Jun 23, 2023 Version: 3.3.0.301 OS: Windows 11 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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