Get Thumbnails In Windows For Modern Video Container Formats

Get Thumbnails In Windows For Modern Video Container Formats
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Windows 10 will support a much larger variety of video codecs and container formats, but until it arrives (and you make the decision to upgrade), you can install a shell extension in Windows 7 and 8 to get, at the very least, thumbnail previews in Explorer.

The extension is called Icaros, and it’s available for download via MajorGeeks. It supports the most popular container formats, including MKV, MP4 and AVI, as well as M2TS, OGM and even RealMedia’s RMVB.

Once installed, configuration is simple — just select the formats you want to see thumbnails for and activate the extension.

While it won’t be amazingly useful for those who use some sort of media centre software to browse their video library, it’s handy to have when organising your collection via Windows, which can be easier in most cases.

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  • If VLC is installed and the default player for video formats, this already happens. Including for .ts files too.

  • Windows 10 is probably going to be a gigantic mess. Microsoft has rushed themselves (no surprised) and committed to a launch date they can’t possibly hope to meet on such a tight schedule. The software is going to be buggy, unstable, and probably unusable. And of course, It’s 100% guaranteed to slow down your computers. After I JUST managed to fix all my drivers and speed my computer up to brand new levels (thanks to ) I just refuse to bank on Microsoft not messing up this Windows 10 release..and frankly my computer runs so smoothly now that I don’t even need to pick up what they are putting down, if you catch my drift.

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