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Windows 7: VLC media player disabling thumbnail previews on videos


01 May 2010   #1

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VLC media player disabling thumbnail previews on videos

I use VLC media player to play all my videos, (mp4, wma, avi, ect...)
I have VLC set to play all video types, but when I did that, it replaced all the thumbnails that show a preview of the video, with the VLC orange cone

How can I fix this?



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01 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
I use VLC media player to play all my videos, (mp4, wma, avi, ect...)
I have VLC set to play all video types, but when I did that, it replaced all the thumbnails that show a preview of the video, with the VLC orange cone

How can I fix this?
Set it back.

VLC is not designed to create thumbnails of videos. Windows Media Player does that and if it is the default it creates thumbnails.

You can get Windows Media Player to play pretty much anything with the proper codecs [I recommend FFDShow-Tryouts http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/]
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01 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
I use VLC media player to play all my videos, (mp4, wma, avi, ect...)
I have VLC set to play all video types, but when I did that, it replaced all the thumbnails that show a preview of the video, with the VLC orange cone

How can I fix this?
Set it back.

VLC is not designed to create thumbnails of videos. Windows Media Player does that and if it is the default it creates thumbnails.

You can get Windows Media Player to play pretty much anything with the proper codecs [I recommend FFDShow-Tryouts http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/]
I would, but I play a lot of HD videos and movies, and WMP is not powerful enough to do so. I experience a lot of skipping and delaying.

I dont have this problem when using VLC. Thats why I have it has my default video player.

But if theres no other way to fix the thumbnail issue, then Ill just have to live with it

Thanks!
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02 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@JL

/sigh
/facepalm

If you don't know the answer then don't bother posting. The OP asked for advice on how to reestablish thumbnails explicitly for VLC files. For example, I understand programs exist to create or enable thumbnails in instances other programs, such as VLC, do not. This could very well be the remedy.

However, barring having to buy anything, the question remains. Anyone have an OS or VLC workaround for this yet pretty please?
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02 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

From the web:

"It's a problem with x64 windows, the 64bit explorer cannot use the 32bit codecs.
The solution is to install the 64bit version of the ffdshow codecs"

That is all I can relay... (Yes, this is in regard to this exact problem)
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03 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've even tried contacting VLC but haven't heard anything at all.

This makes it so difficult when editing videos

Damn cones..
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03 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
From the web:

"It's a problem with x64 windows, the 64bit explorer cannot use the 32bit codecs.
The solution is to install the 64bit version of the ffdshow codecs"

That is all I can relay... (Yes, this is in regard to this exact problem)
Is this the correct download?
Download FFDSHOW 64-bit rev. 4257 (20120115) (open source) - AfterDawn: Software downloads
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03 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Sounds right though I dont know about that download site. Might try finding one hosted like on source forge or someplace that sounds more close to the source. Like here ffdshow - Browse /SVN builds by clsid/old builds at SourceForge.net

Also, I have not tried it myself, so I was just relaying some second hand information I remembered hearing about It's a somewhat common complaint, a general google search might bring up some more information besides what I posted (The details were no longer available "missing page".)
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03 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

:S VLC is making the thumbnails for me but yeah I don't use VLC anymore... now try using SMPlayer: SMPlayer - General Info hope this helps
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03 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you fseal and others! Will give the x64 bit codecs a try.

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