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Windows 7: AVI thumbnails on x64 Windows 7

08 Feb 2009   #21
BlackBuzz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

haha for a moment I did too!! I remember all the grief i had with this same problem on 64bit vista and that was finally fixed with sharks codec pack.. for some reason his 7 pack doesn't fix it for me!

i'm at the point of giving up with this now... i've tried almost everything!


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08 Feb 2009   #22
dstruct2k

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Found the issue. (At least on my system, probably for most people that have the K-Lite Codec Pack.)

See attached screenshot. When I upped this value and deleted "thumbs.db" files and refreshed video folders, I had legit thumbnails! (The value defaults to 0)


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08 Feb 2009   #23
BlackBuzz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

you could be on to something here!

could you just give me a bit more info...

are you using 64bit? what codec pack are you using? is it 64bit? when you say delete thumbs.db - is that the same as doing a disk cleanup?

cheers!
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09 Feb 2009   #24
dstruct2k

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

- K-Lite Codec Pack (any pack that uses Haali as a video splitter will work with this)
- 32 OR 64 bit.
- thumbs.db are system and hidden files created by Windows XP or newer with cached thumbnails in 'em; delete all the thumbs.db files you find.

EDIT - occasionally i'm seeing "enhthumbs_vista.db" files also marked as system and hidden, those can be deleted too.
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09 Feb 2009   #25
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You all just need to install the win7 codec pack I mentioned earlier, it resolves the thumbnail issue.
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09 Feb 2009   #26
dstruct2k

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Probably by already having that offset value set to something bigger than 0. It can be done on any codec pack.
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09 Feb 2009   #27
BlackBuzz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

guys none of these fixes work... i have tried every codec pack (including the windows 7 one, i've change the offset in the haali options and that does nothing either

dstruck2k, in vista and later all thumbnails are stored in a central location within application data and can only be deleted via disk cleanup (or as far as i am aware, i couldnt delete them manually)

thanks for the suggestions tho guys, it looks like i'm gonna have to live with this problem!
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12 Feb 2009   #28
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dstruct2k View Post
Found the issue. (At least on my system, probably for most people that have the K-Lite Codec Pack.)

See attached screenshot. When I upped this value and deleted "thumbs.db" files and refreshed video folders, I had legit thumbnails! (The value defaults to 0)
Does anyone know what registry keys are changed using this method? I'd prefer to do this manually via the registry as opposed to having to download and install a codec pack that I do not want or need (I current find Sharks Vista Codec Pack to be the best choice for Vista, and am using the default Windows 7 codecs atm...)
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12 Feb 2009   #29
BlackBuzz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

the fix did not work for me so it may not be worth trying! there seems to be a serious problem with windows 7 and avi thumbnails on 64 bit
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21 Jul 2009   #30
dada79

Windows 7 x64 buid 7229 Fr
 
 

Hi all ! me too , avi thumbnails seems to be generate at the begining of videos( second 00:00:00,so most are black ) , when I try to rename it with extension .mpg ,thumbnails are generate later ( 3, 4 seconds after begining) , but when I rename again as avi files, thumbnails become again black ,sommeone can explain me why ???
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