Why am I not seeing video thumbnails for certain file formats in Windows?

Erlis D. September 15, 2011

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??

  1. Erlis D.
    September 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    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
      September 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

      Hi uninstall all your extra codecs and video players then download this soft
      Videos Files Thumbnails Control 1.3
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      run it, this will reset thumbnails to windows mediaplayer, then reboot and reinstall your desired codecs.
      The site is in french but the soft is just one click fix.

      • Erlis D.
        September 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm

        Thanks a lot!! It really worked this time! ^_^

  2. Anonymous
    September 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm

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

    for mkv thumbnail use Divx codec
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    Haali Media Splitter Properties
    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.