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Windows 7: .mkv files not showing thumbnails


13 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
.mkv files not showing thumbnails

Hi all,

I've reached my wits' end. I just recently did a complete windows 7 reinstall because I purchased a Kingston HyperX 3K. Love the speeds and everything. I tried to reinstall my programs the same way as before because I was comfortable with those settings and loved them.

However, after extra research, I found that a lot of people suggested the K-lite codec pack, rather than the communist one. Both come with some version of media player classic and that's fine with me because that is my preferred media player for my .mkv files and .mp4 files. I always have used the communist pack with no problem, but I thought I'd give K-lite a try. Installation went fine, and the player worked fine.

Then I realized that I could no longer see thumbnails, or the extra information about the file in Windows Explorer. I researched this issue all over different forums and I tried as many K-lite related solutions as possible (changing decoders, enabling thumbnail extraction, clearing thumbnail cache, etc) but none worked. I also installed DivX because that was a suggested solution as well, but that didn't work either.

So I tried hopping back to the communist pack, after uninstalling K-lite. Still no thumbnails or details about the file. Tried a bunch of solutions related to that pack as well, and still no avail.

I don't know what I've done in past solutions to get things working because I never had this thumbnail issue before. I could have sworn all I've ever done is customize the default programs, and uncheck the options to include a desktop icon. Outside of that, I have no idea what I did to generate the thumbnails. At this point, I've uninstalled all the K-lite, divx, and communist codecs from my machine. The only media player I have installed is the Windows Media Player that came with Windows 7. Can anyone provide me a working solution that lets me play my .mkv files with Media Player Classic and still view thumbnails?

I really appreciate the help. Thank you all in advance.

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13 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7
 
 

I've tried this method:

How do I change the thumbnail on my videos to show a picture?

I installed Media Player Classic via the communist codec pack and installed icaros. Cleared the thumbnail cache, then restarted the computer. I still don't see thumbnails.
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13 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i was about to suggest icaros,
but if you want codecs and mkv thumbs the best thing to do is install windows 7 codecs from here.

Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

make sure you uninstall any other codec packs you have installed.
this will work, icaros is also a part of sharks codecs, they work, 100%
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13 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i was about to suggest icaros,
but if you want codecs and mkv thumbs the best thing to do is install windows 7 codecs from here.

Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

make sure you uninstall any other codec packs you have installed.
this will work, icaros is also a part of sharks codecs, they work, 100%
Thank you for responding! Let me go ahead and remove everything I can, then try this method out. I'll keep you posted.
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13 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Uninstall Media Player, download VLC Media Player, Install VLC Media Player
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13 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i was about to suggest icaros,
but if you want codecs and mkv thumbs the best thing to do is install windows 7 codecs from here.

Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

make sure you uninstall any other codec packs you have installed.
this will work, icaros is also a part of sharks codecs, they work, 100%
This worked!! I never used it in my build, but hey, it works so no complaints here. Thanks for your help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Uninstall Media Player, download VLC Media Player, Install VLC Media Player
Can I install both? I like using Media Player, but I wouldn't mind opening my options.
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13 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Yes, you can install it and give it a test drive. Since I started using VLC media player, I ONLY use that and that's what I install on all of my clients' computers.

Here's the link for it: VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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14 Dec 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

glad that worked for you, i would recommend splash player pro ex to play movies, the only file type it cant handle is FLV, for them i use vlc.
splash player has a free lite package so you could try it although not all the features are available in the lite version.
Splash PRO EX - The Next Generation Player
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