Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

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Marco
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Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Marco » 15 Aug 2013 17:02

This topic caught my attention.
What are the best codecs/shell extension/whatever to install to get extended thumbnail support in WE and, consequently, XY?
FPV (not free) seems great for images.
What is the equivalent for videos? (personally, I'm mainly interested in mp4/flv/mkv)
And what about pdf?
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Slavaon
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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Slavaon » 15 Aug 2013 18:53

For videos: Media Preview - Shell Extensions - I didn't test it.
For images: 1. SageThumbs.
2. nama5 ThumbsUp! - it only for RAW.
3. Emfplugin - thumbnails image previews of EMF and WMF in Windows 7.

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 16 Aug 2013 12:03

• Video:
Any codec pack should do... You can find finely tuned ones depending on your OS and tweaking needs, here for example.
The most well known, comprehensive, and frequently updated, is probably "K-Lite Codec pack" (free). After some time with CCCP, I now happily use its "Basic" pack.
Media Preview - Shell Extensions: seems interesting! I'm curious to see how it compares to K-Lite... EDIT: may be better in its choice of frame, but here it's noticeably slower for MDBU (and thumb generation), plus you still need a codec pack if you want to preview your movies in XY (or in general, depending on your player). Note that both can cohabit, and be set for specific thumbnail support.

• Audio: EDIT: Woops, OT, you won't get thumbs with that ;)
Your unusual needs should be covered by the same media codec packs, like K-Lite.

• Images:
mystic thumbs was once mentioned too. (didn't try it)
My advice would be to try SageThumbs, it should cover everyone's basic needs.
Then, if you're using some weird/rare format (mainly RAW) which is incorrectly supported, then as you said, you'll probably want to pay and go for FPV (FastPictureViewer Codec Pack).

• PDF:
PDF-XChange Viewer.
Nice integration and reasonably fast. EDIT: Thumbnails are definitely NOT snappy (on a crappy computer though). Comparatively, it's the internal preview that feels reasonable. If someone knows a better thumbs generator for PDF? Note that FPV supports recent PDF files (saved with Acrobat 8+).
Note: thanks to CFA, you can still double-click your PDFs to open them in e.g. Sumatra PDF (the fastest - but doesn't do integration).

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Nighted » 22 Aug 2013 18:51

For video files Icaros seems to be defacto. It is the thumbnail handler packed with K-Lite.

Icaros 2.2.2

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Slavaon » 01 Dec 2013 14:14

Slavaon wrote:For videos: Media Preview - Shell Extensions - I didn't test it.
I solved the problem with thumbnails for flv, wmv, mp4, mpg, mov and other formats by installing this program.
Windows 7, 64 bit
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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by admin » 01 Dec 2013 14:56

Which one did you install, the 32 or the 64-bit version of it?

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Slavaon » 01 Dec 2013 15:10

admin wrote:Which one did you install, the 32 or the 64-bit version of it?
I installed the 64-bit version ( Media Preview 1.3 For Windows, 64 bit )

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Slavaon » 27 Dec 2013 10:42

I want to get thumbnails for text files. Tried two codecs, result is the same everywhere - there are thumbnails for files:
INF / REG / LOG / NFO / XML / CS / VBS / CSS / JS ... and the other is, and not for the right TXT:
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In Q-Dir works well:
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Question: how to get the thumbnails for XYplorer in TXT files?
Thank you for your attention.
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Here: Windows 7 64bit

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by aviaryan » 02 Jul 2014 11:06

Another good and free shell extension for previewing images is XnShellEx. It previews almost all popular formats including *.psd and adds a useful context menu giving fast access to common image processing features.

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Slavaon » 14 Sep 2014 07:25

Thumbnails for archives using CBX Shell.
a). Be careful with the registry, make a backup!
b). This decision is not mine, found on some forum, do not remember where.

Solution for Windows 64 bit:
1). Install CBX Shell onto an x86 machine or virtual machine.
2). Copy the following 2 files from the 32bit machine on path (assumes default path) C:\Program Files\T800 Productions\CBX Shell
unrar.dll
CBXShell.dll
3). Rename copied CBXShell.dll to CBXShell.32.dll
4). Copy unrar.dll and the renamed CBXShell.32.dll to the install path on the 64bit windows machine (which should be same as above for default path).
5). Create and import a registry file with the following information:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}]
@="CBXShell Class"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}\InprocServer32]
@="C:\\Program Files\\T800 Productions\\CBX Shell\\CBXShell.32.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}\ProgID]
@="CBXShell.CBXShell.1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}\Programmable]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}\TypeLib]
@="{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}\VersionIndependentProgID]
@="CBXShell.CBXShell"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\TypeLib\{FC1558B6-3992-4ACE-B032-EB3273751A1B}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\TypeLib\{FC1558B6-3992-4ACE-B032-EB3273751A1B}\1.0]
@="CBXShell 1.0 Type Library"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\TypeLib\{FC1558B6-3992-4ACE-B032-EB3273751A1B}\1.0\0]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\TypeLib\{FC1558B6-3992-4ACE-B032-EB3273751A1B}\1.0\0\win32]
@="C:\\Program Files\\T800 Productions\\CBX Shell\\CBXShell.32.dll"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\TypeLib\{FC1558B6-3992-4ACE-B032-EB3273751A1B}\1.0\FLAGS]
@="0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\TypeLib\{FC1558B6-3992-4ACE-B032-EB3273751A1B}\1.0\HELPDIR]
@="C:\\Program Files\\T800 Productions\\CBX Shell"
Add the desired expansion in the settings XYplorer Previewed fomats for Imade files.
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On systems of 32 bits perhaps, it is enough to establish CBX Shell and add the desired expansion in the settings XYplorer Previewed fomats for Imade files.

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For Epub - Thumbnails.
1. Create a thumbs.reg whit this code:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.epub\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{9E6ECB90-5A61-42BD-B851-D3297D9C7F39}" 
2. Add the EPUB expansion in the settings XYplorer Previewed fomats for Imade files.
I hope it help somebody.

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Slavaon » 04 Apr 2015 13:41

Thumbnails for the *.djvu files:
https://www.box.com/s/4gf8pc8xqp46mbkmcomy

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by krkam » 08 Apr 2015 20:32

@ Slavaon

THX a lot,

it helped for epub and djvu files on a win 8.1.1 x64 :) :) :)

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by klownboy » 08 Apr 2015 22:07

Has anyone had success in having thumbnails for .MOBI or .PRC ebook files? I'm debating on whether to try this MobiHandler here I'm a bit reluctant only because it changes the Windows property box. Thanks.

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by krkam » 09 Apr 2015 06:54

Slavaon wrote:I want to get thumbnails for text files. Tried two codecs, result is the same everywhere - there are thumbnails for files:
INF / REG / LOG / NFO / XML / CS / VBS / CSS / JS ... and the other is, and not for the right TXT
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Here: Windows 7 64bit
Hello Slavaon, which extensions did you try?
Is one of these "thumbnail extensions 1.03" by Schezo ? If yes, do you have a valid download link?
Thx for your attention

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails - Images, videos, and possibly more

Post by Slavaon » 09 Apr 2015 16:18

Hello krkam and All.
"Thumbnail extensions 1.03" by Schezo for text files аnd one more codec, which author is unknown.
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1i34AdJf

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