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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.

Freeware
OS:Windows
Version:3.1.0
Released:Sep 28,2018
File size:9.7MB
8.7/10
27 votes

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Latest version

3.1.0 (September 28, 2018)




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Supported operating systems

WinWindows




License

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


[Icaros v.3.1.0 Final]

- Added new Dark theme (UI settings page)
- Added support for AV1/AOM decoding
- Added "test mode" on thumbnailing page
- Added Dutch (Netherlands) localization (Thank you mavanmanen! ^__^)
- Added support for cover art embedded in MKV by TagLib#
- Added the extensions: mpv4, hdmov, f4v to 'video only' and 'most known' presets
- Improved Icaros Cache so it now returns a resized thumbnail if a larger version of that thumbnail has been cached already
- Fixed crash for audio files with corrupt album/cover art
- Fixed framerate property not displaying fragments (only works on latest Win 10 builds)
- Fixed crash when decoding HEVC on newer CPUs
- Fixed thumbnailing of certain MP4 files
- Fixed several Icaros Cache Indexer issues
- Fixed file count limit shown in IcarosConfig while running the indexer
- Fixed metadata parsing in some AVI files
- Fixed some minor GUI inconsistencies in IcarosConfig
- Installer now installs 32-bit components by default on Win 64 systems
- Made time elapsed label on indexing page translatable
- Refactored a good amount of libav code
- Discontinued support for Windows XP (check developer notes below. Use Icaros 3.0.3 for XP support)
- Icaros now outputs some more comprehensive minidumps (while hopefully not increasing the size too much)
- Improved compilation of FFmpeg
- Updated localizations
- Updated GCC to 7.3
- Updated FFmpeg

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Icaros Thumbnail Provider, shark007 Icaros



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27 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


It's a good software, but I still use Medi * Pr * view (last update 2014) because I have many videos that have (cover art) images of different names * .jpg and recognize them for the thumbnails (icaros only recognizes cover.jpg and not the images with another name * .jpg).

It would be much better if they added that function to the program so that it recognizes images of any name within the video and not just the name cover


Review by Masterwe on Dec 12, 2018 Version: 3.1.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10




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Review by lee majed on Dec 6, 2018 Version: 3.1.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




I love Icaros. It really do a good job for almost any file.
Only encounter few (really) minor issues:
- CBR previews (comic picture archives) are not grabbed;
- PDF previews need (for what I know) Adobe Reader installed and some of them are displayed corrupted (but could be a bad implementation on their side);
- SWF previews are not grabbed in most cases.

But honestly, Icaros really fix the thumb-mess in windows :)


Review by Hadden on Dec 6, 2018 Version: 3.1.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




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Review by q3fuba on Sep 12, 2018 Version: 3.1.0 Beta 2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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Review by Splaturbate on Sep 11, 2018 Version: 3.0.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10


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