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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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3.1.0 / 3.2.0 Beta 1 (July 16, 2020)



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Software License

Freeware (Free download and usage!)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


[Icaros v.3.2.0 Beta 1]

- Added a new Debug page in IcarosConfig
- Allows users to run any number files through various thumbnail and property tests,
seeing what results are returned, which files failed, timings, what shell extensions are used, etc.
- Can be located on the Tools page, under the Debug tab
- Can be accessed from anywhere in IcarosConfig using 'F2' keyboard shortcut
- Added Korean translation (Thank you jewani! ^__^)
- Added PSD as a default filetype and DDS as a common filetype
- Improved Welcome screen
- Welcome screen is now localized
- Has options to set language and theme
- Can be accessed at any point with 'F1' keyboard shortcut
- Improved EPUB/CBX parser with a much better cover detection algorithm
- Improved method used to refresh thumbnails in IcarosConfig
- Fixed a LARGE quantity of cache bugs and 1 cache crash
- Fixed alpha channel being incorrectly set in some files' thumbnails
- Fixed rare cases where the thumbnail returned was slightly larger than requested
- Fixed rare Wav property crash
- Fixed a lot of rendering and positioning problems in IcarosConfig (IC)
- Fixed IC being improperly sized/positioned when starting up in Maximized window state
- Fixed IC blocking the auto-hidden taskbar when in Maximized windows state
- Fixed IC being improperly positioned when the Windows Taskbar is positioned top or right on the screen
- Fixed glass not rendering correctly in certain conditions when IC is maximized
- Always center IC on the screen if IC window position is not saved but the window size is
- Updated GCC
- Updated dav1d to 0.6.0
- Updated FFmpeg
- Tons of minor fixes and improvements

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Icaros Thumbnail Provider, shark007 Icaros



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35 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


Works for everything I want it to except animated WEBP, works well for still WEBP but not animated.

Review by Warpreacher on Jun 13, 2020 Version: 3.1.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




This is awesome, works instantly. Fast and quick to install, no problems noticed. I tried Media Preview, but it would not display 4k mov files. This did everything before I even opened up explorer. Thanks!

Review by Clay Z on Mar 6, 2020 Version: 3.1.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




This is awesome, works instantly. Fast and quick to install, no problems noticed. I tried Media Preview, but it would not display 4k mov files. This did everything before I even opened up explorer. Thanks!

Review by Clay Z on Mar 6, 2020 Version: 3.1.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




No comments. Rating it only.

Review by Cero:j on Feb 23, 2020 Version: 3.1.1 Beta2 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Does what is says it can do. But if you want to run it along side Shellfolderfix you're out of luck. It causes shellfolderfix to fail. It also results in attempts to right click a media file on an optical drive to crash explorer, which also takes shellfolderfix with it. (Shellfolderfix is required for those of us that want Windows to remember folder sizes and positions - which was removed from Windows from Windows 7 onward).

The official site also treats all VPN users of certain VPN IP address ranges as spammers and refuses to let you register on their forums to get support for the product, unless you disconnect from the VPN, which defaults the whole purpose. So it comes down to forego online security or use a different product (like Media Preview, which hasn't been updated in years but still works). I chose the latter as whilst I am not a spammer, I refuse to business with people that treat me as one.

The low overall score is a result of that policy.


Review by Yanta on Feb 7, 2020 Version: 3.1.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 2/10


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