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Windows 7: Cannot get thumbnails for some video files.

03 Jan 2012   #1
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Cannot get thumbnails for some video files.

Running Windows 7 Pro X64.
Some *.avi files show thumbnails but others show an icon.
Folder view options the same for all sub-folders in the main video folder.
"Always show icons, never thumbnails" is unchecked.
Switching that setting causes a change in some folders but not in others.
Not a train smash, just annoying.
Would welcome any tips.


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03 Jan 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

which codec pack/s do you have installed?
if you have more than 1 installed. that could be the issue.
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03 Jan 2012   #3
Qdos

 

IMHO it's normal behaviour. When I glance through video thumbnails on W7 machines it's invariably so. Depends not solely upon the file format, but appears to be linked to resolution/compression. I'm not sure I would let it be an issue personally.
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03 Jan 2012   #4
HairyScot

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
which codec pack/s do you have installed?
if you have more than 1 installed. that could be the issue.
As far as I know only FFDSHOW.
That is the only one that shows up in my installed programs list.
Is there some way to check further?
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03 Jan 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you install sharks codec the avi thumbs will show.
Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs
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03 Jan 2012   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Download K-Lite Codec Pack 8.10 (Full) - FileHippo.com
klite codec pack is a good one too.only annoying thing about it is that it adds a "media info" to the context menu.
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03 Jan 2012   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

shark 007 is a member here and offers extra support ,personally i find sharks codecs over klite, its a personal thing but sharks is very simple once installed jus tick the use sharks recommended settings box,couldnt be easier

Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: Shark007
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03 Jan 2012   #8
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Download K-Lite Codec Pack 8.10 (Full) - FileHippo.com
klite codec pack is a good one too.only annoying thing about it is that it adds a "media info" to the context menu.
Why is that annoying? also you can uncheck that in the installation.
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03 Jan 2012   #9
HairyScot

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
if you install sharks codec the avi thumbs will show.
Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Download K-Lite Codec Pack 8.10 (Full) - FileHippo.com
klite codec pack is a good one too.only annoying thing about it is that it adds a "media info" to the context menu.
Thanks guys!

Installed Shark007 and that did the trick.

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03 Jan 2012   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good news.
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