Icaros 2.2.6

Icaros is a collection of lightweight Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media file type. Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg which includes popular filetypes such as: MKV, FLV, AVI, MP4, MOV, RMVB, M2TS, OGM...etc. It is capable of thumbnailing just about any file by adding its extension(s) to the optional filetypes box and re-activating Icaros. 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, Avi, Flv, Ogm, Ogv, Ogg, Rm, Rmvb, Flac, Ape, and Mpc. Icaros works on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

What's new in this version:
Improved the core thumbnailing code (should result in a small speed boost)
Improved thumbnailing speed of HEVC files
Improved swf thumbnailing in general
Added support for rare on2vp8 format in ogv files
Fixed Icaros on Win XP
Fixed crash when thumbnailing shortcuts
Fixed aspect ratio of specific mp4/mov files
Fixed a couple of swf thumbnailing regressions
Fixed rare jpg files displaying upside down
Fixed crash with certain mkv files on 32-bit systems
Many minor fixes and improvements
Improved FFmpeg build
Updated FFmpeg

Icaros Screenshot

Icaros Settings

Latest version: 2.2.6 (02 Sep 2014)
License: Freeware
System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Download: Icaros_226.zip (5.7 MB)

See also:
Media Preview
SmoothVideo Project
K-Lite Codec Pack

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