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Windows 7: thumb pictures for flv files

24 Sep 2010   #1
john339

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 
thumb pictures for flv files

I just started using Windows 7 home premium and see that there are thumbnails for the following files; avi, gif, jpg, mp4, mpg, and wmv
I do not have thumbnails for the flv files.
Is there an option I should use or possibly another program that will show thumbnails for the flv files?
Thank you for any help.
John


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24 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I think it's a codec issue. You have a 64-bit OS. Please install K-Lite codec for Win 7, 64-bit.

K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit

Lemme know if that helps.
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24 Sep 2010   #3
john339

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

I tried the 64 bit program and it works very well now.
Thank you for the help.
John
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27 Sep 2010   #4
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi there, I'm running W7 Home Prem 64-bit too and I don't have thumbnails for flv files - I also have some random mpg and avi files that don't have thumbnails either. I've installed the K-Lite Codec pack but it hasn't made any difference. I admit I don't know anything at all about codecs so i just installed it with all the default settings. Is there something else I should be doing? Cheers for any help.
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27 Sep 2010   #5
match0003

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well if you like to open all of your av files using one easy to use program, I suggest using VLC. I have not installed any additional codec and it also shows all of the thumbnails for my av files.
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27 Sep 2010   #6
john339

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Did you install the mega version?
I read that I should install both 64 bit and the 32 bit.
I installed both and now I see the thumbs for the FLV files.
Did your installation menu ask which files to show thumbnails for?
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27 Sep 2010   #7
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks match0003, I already use VLC but the playlist doesn't show thumbnails - although it's not VLC thumbnails I'm talking about.

Thanks john339, Uh no, the mega version and 32-bit weren't mentioned so why would I install them :-) It took a bit to figure you meant the mega version was 32-bit because that wasn't mentioned either. So now that I have installed the 32-bit mega version it's made no difference. Still no flv thumbnails - and just to be clear, we are talking about Windows Explorer thumbnails, right? Yes it asked me which files and I selected flv but other than that I didn't touch anything else. It didn't seem to be particularly newbie-friendly so I wasn't keen on changing anything.
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27 Sep 2010   #8
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john339 View Post
Did you install the mega version?
I read that I should install both 64 bit and the 32 bit.
I installed both and now I see the thumbs for the FLV files.
Did your installation menu ask which files to show thumbnails for?
John339 is quite correct. You can install the 32- and 64-bit version of K-Lite codecs without conflict.
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28 Sep 2010   #9
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes and, as I said, I did install both.
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29 Sep 2010   #10
tagen

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
.flv thumbnails & K Lite Codecs...

Hey kiwichick -

I really hate thumbnail issues - and win 7 doesn't make it easy trust me I know.

After you installed the K Lite did you use the 'codec tweaker tool' that came with the program? This is where you enable thumbnails for your file types. In the start menu find your k lite folder and look for a file called 'tweaking tool' or something similar. ( sorry but it's been awhile since I've installed my codecs ) Start the program and I think you'll be shown a list of options and if I remember correctly the last option says thumbnails. Check that box and that box ONLY and then hit 'next' or 'proceed' or whatever the heck arrow they have that gets you to the next page. There just check the boxes of the file types that you want enabled with thumbnails and finish the program - you should be good to go.

If that doesn't work ( you might have to reboot after making the thumbnail change ) you can use a trick that I've used on the fly before. If you don't already have the graphic program IrfanView download it - freeware. After installing IrfanView right click on any flv file and check it's properties. on the first page when the dialogue says " opens with..." and it lists WMP or whatever else you have listed - hit change and change the default program to open flv files IrfanView - click apply and then hit ok. Your files will immediately begin to thumbnail. When all of your flv files have thumbnailed just repeat the process and switch back the default program to whatever you like - the files will keep and display the thumbnail already saved. Just remember that if you ever empty your computers thumbnail cache you'll loose them and have to do it all over again. No worries - the codec tweaking tool should work.

Sorry about the long answer but I had a redbull a short while ago and am typing at warp 10.

Good luck !

-Tagen
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