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Windows 7: Shmedia.dll fix equivalent?


26 Sep 2009   #1

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Shmedia.dll fix equivalent?

Hi folks,

Has anyone figured out the equivalent of "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll" for Windows 7? Getting sick of seeing the green bar grind along in explorer everytime I go into a folder with videos in it.
I just want explorer to be really dumb and show filename, date and size without digging into every file and clogging up the system.

Thanks

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26 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

From MS "Help and Support"
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This problem occurs because Windows scans the large AVI file when you click it in Windows Explorer. When you click a large AVI file (for example, when you click a 700-megabyte [MB] AVI file) in Windows Explorer, Windows tries to query the index of the file. If there is no index information in the file, Windows performs a loop to check all portions of the file to build the index. Because of the large size of the AVI file (in this example, 700 MB), it takes a long time for Windows to scan the whole file. Because of this behavior, the CPU usage of the Explorer.exe process reaches 100 percent
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26 Sep 2009   #3

 

Jacee - do you have a link for that info? I have some large AVI files with corrupt indices. They are playable, but they are not Explorer friendly.

My current solution is to wrap them in a RAR file uncompressed.
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26 Sep 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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26 Sep 2009   #5

 

A hotfix for XP. I will keep digging, but I am satisifed with my "fix". I only need to view any single file once in a blue moon.
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27 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I have some large AVI files with corrupt indices. They are playable, but they are not Explorer friendly.
your solution is Divfix++

Don't be shy, load a file, hit the Fix button,
it writes a new file prefixed with Divfix++ and doesnt alter the original.
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05 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

any news for the shmedia.dll issue ?
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19 Apr 2010   #8

7 SP1 / 8
 
 

No new solution?
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25 Jul 2010   #9

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahmadmaher View Post
any news for the shmedia.dll issue ?

same here
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01 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How do I disable thumbnail generation for a specific file extension

  1. Start the Windows Registry Editor program:
    Start -> Run -> regedit
  2. Navigate to the following key:
    "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xyz\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}"
    (replace .xyz with the desired file extension like .avi or .mkv)
  3. Right-click on "{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}" and select Delete.

Or alternatively if the DivX preview cause the explorer hang/crash: unregister and/or rename "DivXThumbnailProvider.dll" (at C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Plus Media Foundation Components\ ).
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