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Windows 7: thumb pictures for flv files

30 Sep 2010   #11
tagen

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Here's the tool you need

Hey there -

left a response to your thread yesterday but came across the tool that you need to enable your flv files to thumbnail in explorer.

It's called the K Lite Codec Tweak Tool and it's free at file forum downloads.

Again, it's the last box on the bottom, check that then click next and check the flv box and then click finish.

Hope it works for you.
Tagen

Link to tool: K-Lite Codec Tweak Tool Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum


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03 Oct 2010   #12
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yo Tagen and RedBull

Nice try but the 'codec tweaker tool' didn't improve matters and after I installed IrfanView and set it as the default program to open .flv files all I got was red-teddy-bear-road-kill icons in Windows Explorer.

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03 Oct 2010   #13
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Why would you ever set Irfan View as default viewer for FLV ??? Go ahead and right click any flv, go to Open with/Chose default program and set that to windows Media player. Make sure you'll check the box "Alway use...."

-DG
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03 Oct 2010   #14
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'd only do it to try and get something better that the Traffic Cones of VLC Player or the Movie Strip icon of Windows Media Player. But all I really want is a thumbnail view of what the video clip is about.
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03 Oct 2010   #15
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

All I did was installing the K-Lite Mega pack, start the codec tweaker Tool as admin, first use the 1st option (Detect broken....) and then the last option (Thumbnail setting for WMP)
And now I can open virtually everything in WMP..plus most of them now show a thumbnail.
-DG
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03 Oct 2010   #16
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the advice SledgeDG .. but even having done what you suggest I still get the default icon on most of my .flv files. Guess I just have to learn to live with it.
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03 Oct 2010   #17
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just don't give up at first it didn't work here either...I kept installing codecs like there was no tomorrow (which is always a bad thing !!). So I finally removed everything I could and installed said K-lite Mega pack. During the installation I let K-lite uninstall everything it claimed what had to go...I used all suggested settings except I unchecked Windows media player classic (since I already have the newer mpc-hc) Plus I activated the VP6 codec and set WMP as standart for all movie formats I have. That's basically all I did, and ever since flvs play in WMP and show the filmclip thumbnail.
You could always try the shark 007 codec instead (which also claims to show said thumbnails, just don't use them all together...that's bound to fail)
Less is more here

-DG
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04 Oct 2010   #18
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
FLV thumbnails - problem solved

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Just don't give up at first it didn't work here either...
Sound advice SledgeDG. I kept trying and now I finally have thumbnails for FLV and just about every other type of video file on Windows 7 x64.

The steps, just in case anyone else comes up against a similar brick wall, were:

1. Uninstall the K-Lite Codec Packs, IrfanView, FLV Viewer and all the other stuff that didn't help show thumbnails before.
2. Download the latest Win7codecs (32-bit and 64-bit versions) from Shark007
3. Switch User Account Control to the default setting.
4. Install the 32-bit codecs (Win7codecs_v264.exe).
5. Install the 64-bit codecs (x64Components_v268.exe)
6. -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Win7codecs\tools -> Run Settings32.exe - Run as Admin
7. -> Check 'Shark007 SUGGESTED Settings' (bottom of screen).
8. -> H264 Tab -> H264 codec in Direct Show Players (right of screen) -> Select 'Use FFDshow's codec' -> Exit.
9. -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Win7codecs\tools -> Run Settings32.exe - Run as User (left click) -> Exit
10. -> C:\Program Files\Shark0007\tools -> Run Settings64.exe - Run as Admin
11 . -> Check Shark007 SUGGESTED Settings (bottom of screen).
12 . -> H264 Tab -> H264 codec in Direct Show Players (right of screen) -> Select 'Use FFDshow's codec' -> Exit.
13 -> C:\Program Files\Shark0007\tools -> Run Settings64.exe - Run as User (left click) -> Exit
14. -> Start Orb -> type ' Disk Cleanup' -> Disk Cleanup -> Select C: Drive -> ok -> Check 'Thumbnails -> Ok -> ok.
15. Reboot the computer.

That gave me plenty thumbnails that I'd never seen before. There were a few FLV files that had black thumbnails which I just converted to AVI files so that I now I have thumbnails for everything. Game Over...
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04 Oct 2010   #19
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Good thing it finally worked for you
And thanks for the feedback as I'm sure, others will have the same problem.

-DG
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02 Nov 2010   #20
AriaOfSorrow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seventy Nine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Just don't give up at first it didn't work here either...
Sound advice SledgeDG. I kept trying and now I finally have thumbnails for FLV and just about every other type of video file on Windows 7 x64.

The steps, just in case anyone else comes up against a similar brick wall, were:

1. Uninstall the K-Lite Codec Packs, IrfanView, FLV Viewer and all the other stuff that didn't help show thumbnails before.
2. Download the latest Win7codecs (32-bit and 64-bit versions) from Shark007
3. Switch User Account Control to the default setting.
4. Install the 32-bit codecs (Win7codecs_v264.exe).
5. Install the 64-bit codecs (x64Components_v268.exe)
6. -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Win7codecs\tools -> Run Settings32.exe - Run as Admin
7. -> Check 'Shark007 SUGGESTED Settings' (bottom of screen).
8. -> H264 Tab -> H264 codec in Direct Show Players (right of screen) -> Select 'Use FFDshow's codec' -> Exit.
9. -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Win7codecs\tools -> Run Settings32.exe - Run as User (left click) -> Exit
10. -> C:\Program Files\Shark0007\tools -> Run Settings64.exe - Run as Admin
11 . -> Check Shark007 SUGGESTED Settings (bottom of screen).
12 . -> H264 Tab -> H264 codec in Direct Show Players (right of screen) -> Select 'Use FFDshow's codec' -> Exit.
13 -> C:\Program Files\Shark0007\tools -> Run Settings64.exe - Run as User (left click) -> Exit
14. -> Start Orb -> type ' Disk Cleanup' -> Disk Cleanup -> Select C: Drive -> ok -> Check 'Thumbnails -> Ok -> ok.
15. Reboot the computer.

That gave me plenty thumbnails that I'd never seen before. There were a few FLV files that had black thumbnails which I just converted to AVI files so that I now I have thumbnails for everything. Game Over...
Holy shit, this ACTUALLY worked. I can't even describe how frustrating it has been. Over a year now I've been trying to do this, and only ONE method even worked, and that was installing the K-lite codec pack with the 64 bit version. However, it would always cause some kind of error with Windows explorer. It would just crash, and that was even more annoying than not having the thumbnails, so I had to uninstall that and look for another way. I remember I tried this Shark007 stuff before, but it didn't work. So far though this method has actually given me the thumbnails. I can only hope it won't cause any kind of problems like K-lite did, but if it holds up then this is finally the solution.
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