Icaros Shell Extensions is a pack of shell extensions for your Windows operating system that enables and displays Explorer thumbnails for almost any video file.
The pack is easy to install and does not pose any challenges during the process. You don’t have to do anything except click “Next”. The application automatically registers the common file types that are supported by FFmpeg along with FLAC, APE and MPC formats.
Icaros Shell Extensions offers you thumbnails for just about any video media file such as MKV, AVI, FLV, MP4, MOV, OGM, RMVB and M2TS.
As far as the interface goes, the application displays a comprehensive and straightforward main window from where you are able to activate and deactivate the thumbnails. Once you activate them, all the supported video media files reveal the corresponding thumbnails, enabling you to have a quick peak of the content. And with all the files displaying thumbnails, your folders also look better when browsing them.
The application provides you with a default number of files that are registered, such as MKV, OGM, FLV, AVI and RM for video files and FLAC, APE and MPC for audio formats. Before activating all the thumbnails, the application lets you choose which ones you want.
You can also manually insert thumbnail file types that you want to register in addition by typing them inside a designated field. Though this is a useful feature, you need to keep in mind that not all the file types are supported.
Moreover, you get to set the percentage for the thumbnail offset, meaning you can choose the position of the stream from where the thumbnail is extracted. You also get to toggle the use of embedded cover art for thumbnails and enable black and white frame detection.
In closing, Icaros Shell Extensions can definitely prove handy by offering you this small and useful feature for Windows Explorer.
Icaros Shell Extensions is a Windows Shell Extension designed to help you easily add thumbnails for essentially any video media file type supported by the LAV Source Splitter.
Upon installation, and with 1st use of the application, if you simple click ‘Activate Icaros’, it will default to thumbnailing MKV’s (10bit files too) and OGM files.
It is capable of thumbnailing just about any file by adding its extension(s) to the optional file types box and re-activating Icaros.