Use Icaros software to show thumbnails of video/image files of various formats in Microsoft Windows 7/8.1/10 Explorer

Icaros  is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype. Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg which includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc. It is capable of thumbnailing just about any file by adding its extension(s) to the optional filetypes box and re-activating Icaros.




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  • With PROPERTIES ACTIVATED you can see media file details (Length, Frame width, Frame Height, data rate, total bit rate, frame rate, etc ) in File Properties

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  • Enable the CACHE by clicking on it and set it to “ENABLED (DYNAMIC)”
  • Set “Min Free Space” to 4096 MB


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  • Tick “Remember windows Size”

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