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Windows 7: Windows 7 Video Thumbnails

03 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 Video Thumbnails

I hope this is the correct place to post this first time post. I have done as much research as I can find on my problem and read other people's questions, but haven't been able to find the solution to viewing thumbnail previews of videos. In Vista, I could see all the video previews, now I can't after installing Windows 7. I have updated my videos drivers, downloaded all the latest codecs, but still get only a black preview shot of the video. This is really frustrating for me since I do video editing work for people. If anyone can help me, please give me some suggestions as I don't want to have to reinstall vista as a last resort. I have went into windows explorer and checked the box for show thumbnail icons in the file folder also. Then I deleted the thumbnail cache and still no luck. Sorry for being so long winded.

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04 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi and welcome to the forum.
First off try this:
Go to "Tools" then "Folder Options" then Click the "View" tab and make sure "Always show icons not thumbnails" is unchecked. If that doesn't work click the Large Icons choice from the "Change your view" button.
If that fails try the solution in this tutorial;
Visual Effects Settings - Change
Please post back and let us know how you get on!
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04 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoulSeven View Post
downloaded all the latest codecs
This is where your problem is.
Uninstall whatever it is you have previously installed for codecs and use the Shark007 Win7codecs.
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04 Jan 2011   #4

 
 

To see Video Thumbnails as Thumbnails not Icons:

From the Start Menu open Control Panel (All Items vew), and click on the "Performance Information and Tools" icon.
Click on the "Advanced tools" link in the left blue pane.
Click on the "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows" link.
From the Visual Effects settings check: “Show Thumbnails instead of icons”
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04 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoulSeven View Post
downloaded all the latest codecs
This is where your problem is.
Uninstall whatever it is you have previously installed for codecs and use the Shark007 Win7codecs.
Thanks for your help. I tried your solution, and it worked for all video types except wmv. For some reason the wmv videos are still showing the black image. It looks like the other video formats are taking a frame from further in the video while the wmv files are showing the first black frame. Not sure what else to try. Thanks for your help everyone.
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