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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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Latest version

3.2.0 (April 5, 2021)



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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 Final]

- 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 PSD as a default filetype and DDS as a common filetype
- Added OpenDocument (ODP, ODT, ODS) to the "Most Known" preset in IcarosConfig
- Added 'Channel Count' and 'Sample Rate' to Explorer detail pane for audio files (see notes below)
- Added Korean translation (Thank you jewani! ^__^)
- 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
- Shortcut thumbnails can now be refreshed in IcarosConfig
- Fixed properties not being generated in certain cases with files > 4GB
- Fixed "Clear Windows Cache" function on the Tools Page on Windows 10
- Fixed crash when thumbnailing files with rare dimensions (e.g. very small height, but long width etc.)
- Fixed Icaros creating corrupt minidumps in debug mode
- Fixed a LARGE quantity of cache bugs and 1 cache crash
- Fixed TAK thumbnailing
- Fixed 'Display icon overlay' option (inconsistent behaviour)
- 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 rare crash during Property Handler registration
- Fixed crash on Cache page if cache location no longer exists
- Fixed exception when trying to change the IcarosCache location, while it was in use
- Fixed Property Handler unregistering other property handlers that has overwritten Icaros
- Fixed DebugMode in Property Handler
- 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
- IC glass now updates properly in various cases (e.g. wallpaper change etc.)
- Updated localizations
- Updated GCC
- Updated dav1d to 0.6.0
- Updated FFmpeg
- Tons of minor fixes and improvements

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36 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


Compared to Media Preview, this is much more updated, way faster in terms of thumbnailing and refreshing the thumbnail cache, and has a straightforward, more beautiful, and overall better UI as well. My main reason for switching to this is because Media Preview cannot handle VP9 at all. Consequently, when Media Preview attempts to generate a thumbnail for a VP9 video, accessing directories and files via File Explorer becomes virtually impossible. This is not the case for Icaros.

Review by Inconveniencing on Feb 5, 2021 Version: 3.2.0 Beta 1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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




Rating 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


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