Why am I not seeing video thumbnails for certain file formats in Windows?
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It’s been some time since my video thumbnails doesn’t work anymore. Only some type if videos shows thumbnails such as: .wmv, .avi, .mpg
No other type of videos show thumbnails and mostly of my videos are in .mp4 format and in .mkv format.

I think it’s a software problem. I have installed on my computer: Media Player Classic (K-Lite codec), Gom Player, Power DVD. All of them are the latest version. I have tried uninstalling all the video players and codecs and then reinstalling, but without result. Can anyone help solve this problem??



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  • Erlis Dhima

    Sorry man, the only thing I haven't tested was the
    'Haali Media Splitter Properties', but I did what you just said and nothing happened. Maybe it's because I have set the 'virtual memory' to 1gb and I have a 4 gb RAM on windows 7 32-bit.

  • Anonymous

    Well possible something happened with windows os supported file format option.

    for mkv thumbnail use Divx codec
    http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack

    Haali Media Splitter Properties
    http://haali.su/mkv/
    1)Click the Options tab, expand Explorer integration and select Enable thumbnails extraction:
    2)Set the value to Yes. You might want to configure the Thumbnails offset (a milliseconds value) to say, 10000 to give you more representative thumbnails.
    3)Reboot pc

    in windows
    ---Open Control Panel
    ---Choose Folder Options
    ---Click the Views tab
    ---Uncheck "Always show Icons, never thumbnails"
    ---Uncheck "Display file icon on thumbnails"
    ---Click Reset Folders button.

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