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Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#1
Please see attached image.

Notice how the .avi files have a nice preview, and the mkv have the icon type thing. I was wondering if there was a way to change that, make all of them show the preview?

Unless I am blind I can't seem to find anything on this on Google, I guess most people don't care lol.

And please mind the type of videos, yes I am Evil, I am sorry. geez lol
 
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Mizzle

Oh, now I know...!
#2
I guess it'll change by simply changing the default application to open that file format :)

Some applications show a thumbnail of the video, others show either an icon of the file format or the application icon :)
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#3
Nope, as you can see, both the nice preview and the icon like preview both have the MPC logo on them, both default for the program. I believe .avi is the only format that shows the nice preview. But there must be away.
 
#8
I didn't do anything but look in a directory that I knew had them.
Everything on my system is kept up to date but I'm guessing yours is the same. Not sure where the setting is for it but someone mentioned that while installing klite mega codec pack there is an option if you scroll down to enable thumbnails for a whole slew of formats
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#9
I do not use Klite Mega Codec pack, so maybe that is the only way...I will check out if there are any settings for FFDshow
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#10
And yes Reaper is a cool show, so don't worry. :D

But I have noticed that some Codec packs have extra goodies to do things as tzepp pointed out.
 

epk

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Political User
#11
well... if u use haali's media splitter, i found a way to (kinda) fix it


here


im gettin a few white ones, but its better than nothin
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#12
I tried using Haali's media splitter, but didn't work.

Might just have to use Klite instead of FFDshow.
 

Dark Atheist

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#13
codec packs are crap, easy solution to this, well sort of, i get black thumbs, but normally haali would handle this but as its only 32bit and vista x64 explorer is 64bit it wont call it.

Run the .reg file inside the rar and you should get thumbs, all be it black ones, still its better than nothing, for media centre (if you us that) get latest ffdshow tryout x64.

You may also need a 64 bit splitter for you to get the thumbs, which i have also added, extract the file to c:\windows\syswow64 folder and register it

regsvr32 c:\windows\syswow64\nameoffile.ax (if it errors about no such program switch v and r around in regsvr32, as i always get it mixed up) :)

in media center you will get proper thumbs though :p
 
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Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#14
Why you talking about x64, i am 32bit.

I'd rather not have haali, it seems to mess with my FFDShow and change settings. Stupid windows should regonize mkv and mov and all those good things.
 

Dark Atheist

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#15
thought you were - in that case you will need haali - as it is that that extracts the thumbnails, its in its settings, haali dont change anything in ffdshow, never has when i used it on 32bit
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#16
I just said Haali didn't work, it changed settings and didn't get the thumbnails.

All it did was make .mkv not default to MCP. So I uninstalled.
 

Dark Atheist

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#17
haali only handles the container, in this case mkv, tell media player classic that you want it as the default to play mkv, and what does haali change in your ffdshopw settings because this is the first i have ever heard of a splitter for a container changing anything anything in ffdshow
 

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