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Windows 7: VLC media player disabling thumbnail previews on videos

18 Apr 2013   #11
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just noticed this post is #2 on Google when searching for "VLC windows thumbnails not working"

If anyone happens to stumble upon this post, try downloading Media Preview BabelSoft / ????

Confirmed and working on Windows 8 64bit as well.


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18 Apr 2013   #12
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

as above ,icaros will also display thumbnails for so many media filetypes

Quote:
Icaros is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions.

Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg,
this includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc.

Besides the FFmpeg supported filetypes, Icaros also contains custom parsers,
which can produce Cover Art thumbnails for Mkv, Flac, Ape, and Mpc files.

Icaros also provides Windows Explorer properties for the following popular filetypes:
Mkv, Flv, Ogm, Ogv, Ogg, Flac, Ape, and Mpc.
|MG| Icaros 2.2.0 Download
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10 Mar 2015   #13
piggynuts

64 8
 
 
Just make sure to use 64 bit version of VLC

If you have a 64 bit machine just make sure and use the 64 bit version of VLC and you will not have this problem. If you use the 32 bit version on a 64 bit machine that is when the problem arises.
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10 Mar 2015   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The cones will show for all filetypes that are associated with VLC. If you want thumbnails, change the filetype associations and run VLC via 'Open with'.
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10 Mar 2015   #15
piggynuts

64 8
 
 
Just install 64 bit VLC

I just installed VLC 64 bit on my 64 bit system with no modifications or addons and set VLC player as the default for all these files, I now have thumbnails with the movie preview. WHS you are wrong, you do not need to use open with every time, as long as you install VLC 64 bit you are fine!
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10 Mar 2015   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes you are right. With 64bit you are fine.
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30 Nov 2016   #17
paulplasma

win7 64 home prem
 
 
64bit did not solve for me

I have the same issue 64bit laptop, I just uninstalled vlc2.2.4 32bit and installed vlc2.2.4 64bit and still have the problem. The kicker is I have a 64bit desktop running vlc2.2.2 32bit (no k-lite or icaros) and it has always displayed thumbnails fine.?!?!?! grrrrr. Just to be clear I don't want Icaros malware or K-lite codecs. The 'damn caution cones' comment made me laugh out loud because thats how I feel!
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