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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog for Icaros


[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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