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Windows 7: Folder Thumbnails Problem

01 May 2011   #1
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Folder Thumbnails Problem

So I'm willing to bet this is more of a problem with ffdshow than it is with Windows 7, but here goes anyway. Whenever I'm viewing a folder containing video files, instead of thumbnails from the video files being extracted and displayed in the folder icon, it displays a generic media file icon. It's only until I go inside the actual folder that the thumbnails load. Problem is though, the folder icon gets cached, so when backing out of the folder, it still displays the old generic icons. I notice the problem disappears for whatever file types I set "Microsoft" as the preferred decoder for in Win7DSFilterTweaker. Thing is though, Microsoft decoders don't exist for a lot of file types.

Any thoughts? Suggestions?


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01 May 2011   #2
DRP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Is ffdshow being used with a media player or as a stand alone codec. And what exactly about the icon that gets displayed is upsetting you?
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01 May 2011   #3
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DRP View Post
Is ffdshow being used with a media player or as a stand alone codec.
Stand alone.

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And what exactly about the icon that gets displayed is upsetting you?
This is how the majority of my folder icons turn out:

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01 May 2011   #4
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrozenInferno View Post
This is how the majority of my folder icons turn out:


That icon looks like a problem being caused by K-Lite, not ffdshow.
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01 May 2011   #5
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrozenInferno View Post
This is how the majority of my folder icons turn out:


That icon looks like a problem being caused by K-Lite, not ffdshow.
I don't have K-Lite. Don't use codec packs.
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01 May 2011   #6
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I guessed klite because they use the MPC-HC icons as displayed in your screenshot. So then the issue is caused by your installation of MPC-HC AND/OR the settings you have chosen within its options under 'Formats'.
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02 May 2011   #7
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply, but I'm sure it has nothing to do with MPC, that's just the media file icon that's used as the default when a thumbnail can't be generated. Like I said, the problem disappears for whichever formats I set "Microsoft" as the default codec, so it's definitely codec related. The problem arose only once I updated ffdshow to the latest version, as the one I was using previously couldn't play certain h.264 video files.
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