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Icaros v.3.3.0 Final

[Major Changes]

Added support for MP4 properties (incl. mov, 3gp, 3g2, mj2, psp, m4b, ism, ismv, f4v, m4a isma)
Added support for AVIF thumbnailing
Added support for TGA thumbnailing
Added thumbnailing of AI files with an embedded image
Added thumbnailing of PDF files with an embedded image
Added AIF/AIFF/AIFC property support
Added OGA, WEBMV and WEBMA properties
Upgraded all Icaros Cache logic to 64bit
Heavily improved all Icaros Cache logic
The Icaros Cache no longer has a size limit where it stops working
Added several new thumbnail cache sizes
Improved automatic thumbnail size detection in the Icaros Cache for certain filetypes
Improved cover selection logic of CBZ/CBR/CB7/EPUB files
Implemented a way for Icaros to recover slightly corrupted cache files
[Fixes]

Automatically undo registry block placed by other software, that prevented Icaros from working
Disable the 'Icons Only' File Explorer folder setting when enabling thumbnailing
Fixed thumbnailing of Dolby Vision HEVC streams (dvhe)
Fixed and improved the WAV property and tag parser
Fixed rare Explorer hang on specific files
Fixed thumbnailing of certain PAL8 files
Fixed a couple of rare issues that affected thumbnailing of some files
Fixed cache crash when caching very small image thumbnails
Fixed multiple potential cache crashes
Fixed caching of folder thumbnails on Windows 10+
Fixed cache indexer not using the thumbnail timestamp when enabled
Fixed issue where cache didn't always return a valid thumbnail even though one was available
Fixed a lot of small cache issues
Fixed crash if the current Icaros Cache Location had suddenly gotten
restrictive permissions applied to the folder
Fixed Cache Indexer returning an 0x14 error when parsing long filenames (> 259 characters)
Fixed IcarosConfig not properly handling long filenames (> 259 characters)
Fixed Boolean file properties showing incorrect values in IcarosConfig (Debug Page)
Fixed crash when adding files without an extension to IcarosConfig
[Improvements]

Improved Debug Mode: Icaros should now catch far fewer crashes caused
by other software loaded in the same process as Icaros
File Explorer settings that have been modified by Icaros is now reverted during uninstall
Made the [Und] track language tag optional, and hidden by default
IcarosConfig now performs a permission check on the current Icaros
Cache Location, when going to the Cache Page. If the check fails,
an option has been added to attempt to fix the permission issues.
Improved how IcarosConfig handles permission issues for the Icaros Cache
When opening IcarosConfig for the first time, the default theme will now
match the current Windows App theme
Added a workaround for an issue that prevented the Icaros Thumbnail Provider from working on Vista
IcarosConfig now uses %SystemRoot% instead of the hardcoded C:Windows path when referencing the WOW64 regsvr32.exe
Added additional error reporting during cache indexing and for certain IcarosConfig actions
All MP4 properties are disabled by default (As the native Windows handler allows editing of properties)
MP3 properties are now disabled by default
Register OGA as an audio filetype
Sidepanel position is now remembered in IcarosConfig
Additional minor fixes and improvements
[Localizations & Other]

Installer is now localized (Thank you bovirus for the implementation!)
Installer has been updated with a slightly more modern look
Added Romanian localization (Thank you Cătălin Popescu! ^__^)
Added Polish installer localization (Thank you Xyzzy! ^__^)
Updated Polish localization (Thank you Xyzzy! ^__^)
Updated Italian localization (Thank you bovirus! ^__^)
Updated localizations (Simplified Chinese) (Thank you ZerOri! ^__^)
Updated VS, donations amount and copyright
Updated LibDav1d to 1.0.0
Updated Unarr to 1.1.0 Beta
Updated GCC
Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.2.1 Final]

- Added Cancel functionality to the Debug Page
- Fixed AV1 crash on x86 Windows and in x86 processes
- Fixed hang on x86 Windows mostly affecting UNC paths
- Fixed rare event log error in x86 processes
- Fixed Property Handler crash with some files that had a duration of 0
- Fixed Icaros Cache crash and reset (a proper fix will be included in next release)
- Fixed Cover Art not showing on Windows 7 and Vista
- Fixed Settings Import not working with unicode
- Fixed Windows Cache Size not showing the correct size on the Tools Page
- IcarosConfig now saves the size of the Activation Panel
- Updated LibDav1d to 0.8.2


[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


[Changes since RC1]

- Improved PSD decoding
- Added "Properties via Icaros" test option on the Debug Page*
- Added OpenDocument (ODP, ODT, ODS) to the "Most Known" preset 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 exception when trying to change the IcarosCache location, while it was in use
- Fixed DebugMode in Property Handler
- Fixed tooltip for hidden button on the Debug Page
- Updated localizations (RU, DA) (Thank you Ligre!)
- Updated FFmpeg

* Good for testing the Icaros Property Handler, while it is disabled


[Icaros v.3.2.0 RC 1]

- Shortcut thumbnails can now be refreshed in IcarosConfig
- Fixed TAK thumbnailing
- Fixed 'Display icon overlay' option (inconsistent behaviour)
- Fixed crash on Debug page if accent color had been changed
- Fixed crash on Debug page if user clicked in specific area
- Fixed crash on Cache page if cache location no longer exists
- Fixed rare crash during Property Handler registration
- Fixed Property Handler unregistering other property handlers that has overwritten Icaros
- Fixed a few file specific issues
- Added 'Channel Count' and 'Sample Rate' to Explorer detail pane for audio files (see notes below)
- Only add PSD as default filetype if no other shell extension is already handling it
- Allow using Enter to open file location of selected file on Debug page
- IcarosConfig glass now updates properly in various cases (e.g. wallpaper change etc.)
- Enable localization for a few missing strings
- Improved some FFmpeg settings
- Improved MKV seeking slightly
- Updated Russian localization (Thank you Ligre!)
- Updated Polish localization (Thank you Xyzzy!)
- Updated copyright to 2021
- Updated FFmpeg


[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


[Icaros v.3.1.1 Beta 2]

- Fixed HEVC thumbnailing crash on newer CPUs (e.g. AMD Ryzen 9 3900X)
- Fixed thumbnailing when 'Prefer Timestamp' is enabled
- Fixed artifacts on HEVC thumbnails
- Fixed keyboard controls for the sliders on the UI settings page
- Fixed a handful of odd thumbnailing issues, where specific files didn't produce a thumbnail.
- Improved black/white frame detection. It should return better looking thumbnails more often now.
- Improved seeking to a prefered timestamp. Seeking accuracy should be much better now.
- Added 'AV1' codec id to Icaros Property Handler
- Icaros now adds the source filename to the crash dialog in case of a thumbnail related crash
- Updated Russian localization (Thank you Ligre! ^_^)
- Updated dav1d to 0.4.0
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.1.1 Beta 1]

- Added WEBP properties and better thumbnailing
- Added new "Use any Cover Art" option to allow Icaros to use any embedded image as a cover
- Added special handling of LNK (shortcut) files during registration via IcarosConfig
- Added Urdu localization (Thank you Black Gold! ^_^)
- Added WEBP and AIFF to the "Most known" preset
- Added some navigational keyboard shortcuts in IcarosConfig
Ctrl + Tab: Cycle between pages
Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Reverse cycle between pages
Ctrl + Q: Toggle settings page
- Heavily improved keyboard focus in IcarosConfig
- Improved property schema registration
- Made "Reset Thumbnail Filetypes" fix LNK files as well
- Fixed a large number of edge case bugs (bugs that may have affected some users, but most would have been unaffected by them)
- Fixed wrong property values in some TAK files
- Fixed some AIFF and WAV thumbnailing
- Fixed some numbers in IcarosConfig not being localized
- Fixed "Export Settings" function not always exporting all settings
- Fixed some cases where existing thumbnail provider keys was not properly backed up by IC
- Updated localizations
- Updated GCC to 8.3
- Updated to VS 2019
- Updated copyright to 2019
- Updated FFmpeg


[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


[Icaros v.3.1.0 Beta 2]

- Fixed framerate property not displaying fragments in Explorer (only works on latest Win 10 builds)
- Fixed crash when decoding HEVC on newer CPUs
- Fixed thumbnailing of certain MP4 files
- Installer now installs 32-bit components by default on Win 64 systems
- Added the extensions: mpv4, hdmov, f4v to 'video only' and 'most known' presets
- Tweaked minidumps to be about half as large in size (see notes below)
- The "test mode" in IcarosConfig will now always produce a minidump in case of a crash
- Made time elapsed label on indexing page translatable
- Updated Russian and German localizations (Thank you Ligre and Mike! ^__^)
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.1.0 Beta 1]

- Added new Dark theme (UI settings page)
- Added "Test mode" on thumbnailing page (See developer notes below)
- Improved Icaros Cache so it now returns a resized thumbnail if a larger sized version of that thumbnail has already been cached
- Fixed several Icaros Cache Indexer issues
- Fixed file count limit shown in IcarosConfig while running the cache indexer
- Fixed metadata parsing in some AVI files
- Fixed some minor GUI inconsistencies in IcarosConfig
- Refactored a good amount of libav code (watch out for regressions!)
- Discontinued support for Windows XP (See 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


[Icaros v.3.0.3 Final]

- Switched to the new FFmpeg decoding API
- Added prompt if IcarosConfig is closed while the cache indexer is running
- Added some additional error checks to the Icaros Cache Indexer
- IcarosConfig now shows the filename of the file that is currently being processed by the cache indexer
- Fixed parsing of subdirectories if a root (e.g. C:) is added to the Cache Locations
- Fixed decoding of H264 444 files (no more gray frames)
- Updated default page colors
- Updated to VS 2017
- Updated copyright to 2018
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.0.3 Beta 2]

- Fixed decoding of H264 444 files (no more gray frames)
- Added some additional error checks to the Icaros Cache Indexer
- Updated default page colors
- Updated to VS 2017
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.0.3 Beta 1]

- Switched to the new FFmpeg decoding API
- Added prompt if IcarosConfig is closed while the cache indeder is running
- IcarosConfig now shows the filename of the file that is currently being processed by the cache indexer
- Fixed parsing of subdirectories if a root (e.g. C:) is added to the Cache Locations
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.0.2 FINAL]

- Replaced libarchive with libunarr for even better Comic Book file support
- Added Hungarian localization (Thank you nvi9!)
- Added Finnish localization (Thank you Nuihc88!)
- Added 'time elapsed' label to the Cache Indexer
- Fixed Comic Book cover selection (didn't always select the right cover image)
- Fixed artefacts showing in thumbnails of certain filetype/format combinations
- Fixed some names from getting 'cut off' in the contributor section on the about page
- Fixed some rendering bugs in IcarosConfig
- Improved the Icaros cache location folder permission check
- Slightly improved handling of dark frames
- Improved UI color calculations
- Updated Danish, Italian and Turkish localizations (Thank you Kawamoto!)
- Updated copyright to 2017
- Updated GCC to 7.1
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.0.2 Beta 2]

- Fixed Comic Book cover selection (didn't always select the right cover image)
- Fixed some rendering bugs in IcarosConfig
- Added Finnish localization (Thank you Nuihc88!)
- Updated Danish, Italian and Turkish localizations (Thank you Kawamoto!)
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.0.2 Beta 1]

- Replaced libarchive with libunarr for even better Comic Book file support
- Added Hungarian localization (Thank you nvi9!)
- Fixed artefacts showing in thumbnails of certain filetype/format combinations
- Fixed some names from getting 'cut off' in the contributor section on the about page
- Improved the Icaros cache location folder permission check
- Updated copyright to 2017
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.0.1 FINAL]

- Added support for Comic Book files (CBZ, CBR, CB7, EPUB)
- Comic Book files can contain any kind of image format (jpg, png, gif, webp etc)
- Added new commandline options (use -help/-? to view them)
- Added notifier to thumbnail page that shows results of drag n drop operations (see notes)
- Added 'Video Only' and 'Audio Only' presets
- Added option to enable/disable video reel thumbnail border

- Added Polish localization (Thank you Xyzzy!)
- Added Turkish localization (Thank you Torelafes!)
- Added Ukrainian localization (Thank you Darko!)
- Added Japanese localization (Thank you Donkichirou!)
- Updated Danish, German, Portuguese and Russian localization

- Fixed Optimfrog thumbnailing
- Fixed Optimfrog bitrate values
- Fixed duration/bitrate/channel properties for certain MP3 files
- Improved duration precision for some MP3 files
- Improved mkv handling slightly
- Improved donation links (labels and extra info)
- Improved -unlock command (will now perform a much cleaner unlock of Icaros)
- Recognize WEBP as an image format
- Fixed a handful of minor bugs
- Updated GCC to 6.2
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.3.0.0 Final]

[Major Changes]

- [NEW] Brand new modern GUI with advanced customization
- [NEW] Icaros Cache: an internal cache to help speed up thumbnailing
- Dynamic localization of GUI and Icaros Property labels in Windows Explorer
- All settings are now edittable, even when Icaros is activated!
- UI is now resolution-independent, which allows better dpi awareness
- GUI will now save Window position, size and UI settings on exit
- Settings are now placed in appropriate pages
- Added thumbnail offset timestamp option
- It is now possible to register thumbnail provider and property handler seperately
- Added 4 different ways to add new thumbnail filetypes to Icaros:
Default editting, Presets, Open File Dialog, and Drag n Drop; Last two automatically checks if the filetype is compatible with Icaros
- Added 'Export/Import/Reset All Settings' functionality (on the UI settings page)


[General Changes]

- Added welcome screen on first time use
- Added auto-rotation of MP4/MOV thumbnails with orientation metadata embedded
- Added button to open the Windows Cache directory (on Tools page)
- Added new cli commands to IC (check -?/-help to view them all)
- Added TotalBitrate property to the 'Details Pane' in Explorer
- Improved track info displayed for FLV files
- Improved thumbnailing of incomplete and unseekable files
- Improved general cover parsing code
- Fixed crash when parsing invalid AVC tracks
- Fixed crash when reading PCM tracks in MKV files on 32-bit systems
- Fixed crash when parsing certain invalid AVI files
- Fixed corrupted Windows 10 Apps taskbar icons
- Fixed width/height properties in some files with H264 streams
- Fixed thumbnailing of some rare formats
- Fixed thumbnailing of certain FLV files
- Fixed gray thumbnails for TS files with HEVC
- Fixed property issues after upgrading or resetting Windows 8/10
- Fixed hang in Flac cover parser when parsing rare invalid flac files
- Fixed bug where WMP would no longer add AVI files when Icaros was handling the properties
- Fixed wrong 'data rate' properties in certain AVI files
- Updated Compilers
- Updated FFmpeg


[Localizations] (in alphabetical order)

- Added Armenian localization (Thanks Aram!
- Added Simplified Chinese localization (Thanks danei!)
- Added Traditional Chinese localization (Thanks Chi-Shiuan!)
- Added Danish localization (Thanks Anon!)
- Added French localization (Thanks Spirytus and ILVES!)
- Added German localization (Thanks Mike!)
- Added Greek localization (Thanks PyroStar!)
- Added Italian localization (Thanks brunosso!)
- Added Portuguese localization (Many thanks to Rubens)
- Added Russian localization (Thanks Ligre!)
- Added Spanish localization (Thanks Parody (zerouser)!)


[Icaros v.2.3.0 Final]
- Added 'estimate duration from bitrate' functionality for files with no duration info present
- Fixed scenario where error handling wasn't disabled
- Fixed hang on some files with h264 streams
- Fixed crash with certain RM files
- Fixed a few minor bugs
- Updated Readme file
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.7 Final]
- Added support for Tak thumbnailing
- Added support for Tak properties
- Added support for WavPack thumbnailing
- Added support for WavPack properties
- Added support for Webm properties
- Added support for DV-AVI properties
- Added support for Opus thumbnailing
- Added support for Opus properties
- Added 'Bit Depth' property to music files
- Made Ogg, Opus, Webm, Tak, and Wv default thumbnail filetypes
- Fixed gray thumbnails for certain HEVC/H265 files
- Fixed property handler hang with certain avi files
- Fixed thumbnailing of incomplete Wtv files
- Fixed small thumbnails for very large images
- Fixed channel count for mpc files
- Fixed property parsing for certain apetag files with covers
- Fixed Multiple artist entries not showing up consistently
- Changed Ogg to display music properties
- Improved Ogg/Ogm parser to get more metadata
- Improved HEVC level idc detection (shown in the Video Tracks property)
- foobar2000's album artist tag is now recognized
- In case of duplicate artist names, only a single entry will be displayed
- A couple of decoding tweaks to the thumbnail provider
- Many minor fixes and changes
- Updated FFmpeg

- Improved installer
- Locked files are now handled directly by the installer
- Installer should now work properly with /SILENT and /VERYSILENT switches. See all switches here: http://www.jrsoftware.org/ishelp/topic_setupcmdline.htm.


[Icaros v.2.2.6 Final]
- Improved the core thumbnailing code (should result in a small speed boost)
- Improved thumbnailing speed of HEVC files
- Improved swf thumbnailing in general
- Added support for rare on2vp8 format in ogv files
- Fixed Icaros on Win XP
- Fixed crash when thumbnailing shortcuts (Thanks Sahil)
- Fixed aspect ratio of specific mp4/mov files
- Fixed a couple of swf thumbnailing regressions
- Fixed rare jpg files displaying upside down
- Fixed crash with certain mkv files on 32-bit systems (Thanks hervansaputra)
- Many minor fixes and improvements
- Improved FFmpeg build
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.5 Final]
- Added the possibility of setting a timestamp offset (Only via the registry for now)
- Fixed SSE incompatibility
- Fixed association bug on Windows 8.1 Update 1
- Fixed parsing of properties in some incomplete mkv files on Windows 8
- Fixed thumbnailing of some incomplete mkv files on Windows 8
- Fixed thumbnailing of images with invalid orientation tag
- Fixed SWF Content Type
- Fixed and improved consecutive calls to thumbnail provider (related to thirdparty file managers)
- Improved filetype registration
- IcarosConfig now displays the proper version number
- Spring cleaning of code and project files
- Many minor fixes and improvements
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.6 Beta 1]
- Fixed crash with certain mkv files on 32-bit systems (Thanks hervansaputra)
- Many minor changes and improvements
- Improved loading of dependencies
- Improved FFmpeg build
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.5 Beta 2]
- Fixed thumbnailing of png cover art
- Fixed SSE incompatibility
- Fixed association bug on Windows 8.1 Update 1
- Fixed parsing of properties in some incomplete mkv files on Windows 8
- Fixed thumbnailing of some incomplete mkv files on Windows 8
- Cleaned up a bit more


[Icaros v.2.2.4 Final]
- Added (Experimental) HEVC/H265 decoding
- Added VP9 decoding
- Added HEVC/H265 track definitions to property parser
- Added VP9 track definition to mkv property parser
- Upgraded compilers to MSVC 2013/GCC 4.8.2
- Updated Versioning scheme
- Improved FFmpeg compilation
- Decreased size of binaries by about 4-5 MB
- Fixed Green-ish image thumbnails
- Fixed 'Contains Chapters' property for certain MKV files
- Fixed a bug in the 'Reset Property Filetypes' function
- Fixed AVI regression (certain rare AVI files didn't generate proper thumbnails)
- Fixed thumbnailing of several m2ts samples (Thanks Lenmaer)
- Fixed specific m2ts crash (Thanks HD-False)
- Fixed some minor bugs
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.5 Beta 1]
- Added the possibility of setting a timestamp offset
- Fixed thumbnailing of images with invalid orientation tag
- Fixed SWF Content Type
- Fixed and improved consecutive calls to thumbnail provider (related to thirdparty file managers)
- Improved filetype registration
- IcarosConfig now displays the proper version number
- Spring cleaning of code and project files
- Many minor fixes and improvements
- Updated FFmpeg


[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

[Icaros v.2.2.2]
- Added Auto-rotation for JPG and TIFF files - Based on the Exif Orientation tag
- Added 'Contains Chapters' property (shown in MKV files)
- Added FLAC rating property
- Decreased overall size of Icaros
- Fixed Windows 8 image rotate bug
- Fixed parsing of mkv properties in certain files (Thanks bars)
- Updated FFmpeg
- Optimized general security


[Icaros v.2.2.3 Beta 1]
- Added black/white frame correction logic
- Improved Thumbnail generation speed
- Improved Thumbnail handling of H264 files
- Improved Property generation speed
- Added support for SV8 MusePack (MPC) files
- IcarosConfig: Enable 32-bit thumbnailing automatically if 32-bit Icaros is installed
- Set AVI as a default extension on Windows 8 (This allows Icaros to provide AVI properties without blocking AVI thumbnailing)
- Fixed PerceivedType for image formats
- Fixed thumbnailing for some edge case samples
- Fixed GIF thumbnailing
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.2 Beta 1]
- Added Auto-rotation for JPG and TIF files - based on the Exif orientation tag
- Added 'Contains Chapters' property (shown in MKV files)
- Added FLAC rating property
- Decreased overall size of Icaros
- Fixed Windows 8 image rotate bug
- Fixed parsing of mkv properties in certain files (Thanks bars)
- Updated FFmpeg
- Optimized general security


[Icaros v.2.2.1]
- Added support for MP4, M4V, WMV etc. Cover Art
- Added BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF thumbnailing
- Added MKA thumbnailing and properties
- Added partial MP3 thumbnailing (including ID3v2.4)
- Added mk3d support (3D mkv) and .mk3d as a default extension
- Allow extensions to be written both with and without a dot in the 'Thumbnail Extensions' setting
- Fixed parsing of Mkv properties in certain files
- Fixed ID3v2 cover parsing in Flac
- Fixed swsscale crash
- Fixed green thumbnails in some files
- Fixed some memory leaks
- Fixed memory alignment errors
- Fixed Custom Properties conflict (X-Change Pdf)
- Added more track definitions
- Many small code improvements
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.1 Beta 2]
- Added TIFF thumbnailing
- Fixed Langauge properties in mkv
- Fixed swsscale crash
- Fixed green thumbnail
- Fixed a couple of small parsing errors in the mkv property handler
- Fixed some memory leaks
- Fixed memory alignment errors
- Many small code improvements
- Added more track definitions


[Icaros v.2.2.1 Beta 1]
- Added support for MP4, M4V etc. Cover Art
- Added BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF thumbnailing
- Added MKA thumbnailing and properties
- Added partial MP3 thumbnailing (including ID3v2.4)
- Fixed parsing of MKV properties in certain files
- Fixed ID3v2 cover parsing in Flac
- Fixed Custom Properties conflict (X-Change PDF)
- Updated FFmpeg


[Icaros v.2.2.0]
- Added Avi properties
- Added Real Media properties
- Moved Admin registry settings to HKLM
- Fixed very long names/titles in Flac properties
- Added the Vorbis Comment 'Ensemble' tag to the list of allowed tags
- Added more track definitions (e.g. readable name in place of fourcc)
- Added safeguard to prevent registry backup values from being overwritten
- Implemented several failsafes into the registration routines
- Added Reset functionality to IcarosConfig, that will revert native filetypes back to their default shell extensions
- Fixed Mpeg Com Surrogate error
- Other minor fixes and internal cleanup


[Icaros v.2.2.0 Beta]
- Added Avi properties
- Added Real Media properties
- Moved Admin registry settings to HKLM
- Fixed very long names/titles in Flac properties
- Added the Vorbis Comment 'Ensemble' tag to the list of allowed tags
- Added more track definitions (e.g. readable name in place of fourcc)
- Added safeguard to prevent registry backup values from being overwritten
- Other minor fixes


[Icaros v.2.1.5]

- Fixed two bugs in the ID3v2 property parser
- Fixed memory leak caused by invalid ape tags
- Added support for various pixel formats when extracting cover art.
- Updated FFmpeg
- Updated Licenses etc. to 2013


[Icaros v.2.1.2]

- Enabled Content View Properties
- Fixed thumbnailing and properties of certain Ape files
- Fixed parsing of ID3v1 tags
- Fixed two minor bugs in Flac parser
- Flac cover art created with AIMP's Tag Editor (3.20.11635 and above), should now display
- Incremented the parsing threshold of the FLV Property parser (Should fix certain files that didn't show properties before)


[Icaros v.2.1.1 Final]

Highlights
- Added support for thumbnailing in Windows XP (tested on SP3)
- Improved Windows 8 support
- Thumbnail Provider component completely rewritten in C++
- Icaros no longer requires VC++ Redist runtimes to run
- Added FLAC, APE and MPC thumbnailing
- Added FLAC, APE and MPC properties

Thumbnail Provider
- Improved Thumbnailing speed
- Improved security
- Improved Swf thumbnailing
- Reduced space used in the thumbnail cache by 25%
- All extensions are now optional in the thumbnail provider
- Can now use embedded cover art in MKVs as thumbnails
- Can now thumbnail video shortcuts
- Can now thumbnail files on removable media (e.g. DVDs)
- Can now thumbnail files in 32-bit dialogs on 64-bit systems
- Added option to prefer landscape covers, in files with multiple covers
- Fixed various rare bugs and thumbnail scenarios
- Changed incomplete file handling
- Updated FFmpeg
- Fixed Windows 8 Filetype association blocking issue
- Improved registration, preventing various situations where Icaros would be blocked
- Fixed hang on certain incomplete files
- Fixed corrupted thumbnails in certain TS files
- Fixed thumbnailing of MKVs with multiple video streams

Property Handler
- Added custom track info properties to MKV, OGM, and FLV
- Fixed and added some formats in the mkv property parser
- Make sure custom prop lists are not removed or overwritten
- Fixed audio channel info for matroska files with no channels property
- Fixed channels showing for consecutive audio tracks

IcarosConfig
- Fixed property filetype checkboxes
- IcarosConfig automatically downloads and installs missing wic library on XP SP2
- Added tooltips for the 'advanced' controls
- Fixed offset and cover options for non-admin users
- Rearrange the GUI slighty to accommodate the recently added filetypes
- Added several commandline options to IcarosConfig (Use 'IcarosConfig /?' to see them all)
- All advanced options can be enabled/disabled at all times
- Catch exception when trying to delete the thumbnail cache, while it is in use
- Improved cache clearing routine slightly
- Major internal refactoring of IcarosConfig

Installer
- Installer updated and improved.
- Installer can now activate icaros on completion
- Installer now supports silent install (Silent installs automatically activates Icaros)

Miscellaneous
- Fixed minor memory leaks
- Many minor fixes, improvements and structural changes


[Icaros v.2.1.1 Beta 4]
- Improved Thumbnailing speed
- Improved security
- Improved Swf thumbnailing
- Fixed various rare bugs and thumbnail scenarios
- Changed incomplete file handling
- Updated FFmpeg
- Fixed and added some formats in the mkv property parser
- Make sure custom prop lists are not removed or overwritten
- Fixed property filetype checkboxes
- Fixed issues that prevented Icaros from running on Windows XP
- IcarosConfig automatically downloads and installs missing wic library on XP SP2
- Added tooltips for the 'advanced' controls
- The 'Audio tracks' property will now display bitdepth if available
- Fixed audio channel info for matroska files with no channels property


[Icaros v.2.1.1 beta 3]
- Fixed two user account issues


[Icaros v.2.1.1 beta 2]
- Fixed channel info for consecutive audio tracks
- Fixed Windows 8 Filetype association blocking issue
- Improved thumbnail provider registration, preventing various situations where Icaros would be blocked
- Fixed offset and cover options for non-admin users
- Rearrange the GUI slighty to accommodate the newly added property filetypes
- Fixed a couple of minor memory leaks


[Changelog v.2.1.1]
- Added custom track info properties to MKV, OGM, and FLV
- Added Ape and Mpc thumbnailing
- Added Ape and Mpc properties
- Fixed remaining Flac issues
- Fixed hang on certain incomplete files
- Added 'poster' keyword as viable cover name in mkvs
- Added support for transparent covers in mkvs
- Installer now supports silent install via the '/SILENT' switch (Silent installs automatically activates Icaros)
- Installer can now activate icaros on completion
- Added several commandline options to IcarosConfig (Use 'IcarosConfig /?' to see them all)
- All extensions are now optional in the thumbnail provider
- Improved cache clearing routine
- Various minor fixes and improvements


2.0.0
- [NEW] Implemented new extraction core based on FFmpeg
- Highly improved thumbnail generation speed
- No longer depends on LAV or any Directshow filters
- Moved all Thumbnailing to isolated process
- Lightweigth: More memory and CPU effecient
- Maintains aspect ratio in thumbnails
- No more tearing artifacts
- Supports more formats
- Greater overall stability
- No more DirectShow conflicts
- Improved IcarosConfig startup checks
- Switch ContentID and Video Compression property fields
- Installer allows upgrading now
- Installer can now automatically install VC++ 2010 SP1 Redist if missing
- IcarosConfig can download and install the VC++ 2010 SP1 Redist if missing
- Bug with some unicode filenames fixed
- Icaros can now thumbnail files on network drives
- Plus many more overall improvements and fixes...


1.3.2
- Added Explorer properties for FLV and OGM
- Added Total bitrate property
- New IcarosConfig design
- Added About dialog
- Downgraded DotNet 4 to Client Profile
- Clear thumbnail cache from IcarosConfig


1.3.1
- Improved installer
- Added .Net 4 detection to installer
- Implemented MKV cue parser (increased mkv thumbnail generation speed)
- Updated licenses to 2012


1.3.0
- Adds MKV properties to Explorer
- bug fixes and code improvement
- Dynamic loading of shell extensions




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