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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 / 3.1.1 Beta 2 (August 25, 2019)



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[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

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Icaros Thumbnail Provider, shark007 Icaros



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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




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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




To be honest I wasn't expecting it to work. I had tried all the suggestions for Windows 10 to fix my thumbnails this was a last resort. But it worked AMAZINGLY! I highly recommend it, easy to use and free! :)

Review by KT on Dec 6, 2019 Version: 3.1.0 / 3.1.1 Beta 2 OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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