Icaros 330-RC1 is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype. Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg which includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc. It is capable of thumbnailing just about any file by adding its extension(s) to the optional filetypes box and re-activating Icaros.
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*NEW* Shark's MediaInfo Tool v22.9 (64Bit only)
For clarity, I am using the versioning of the MediaInfo DLL as the release version number.
It can be used through the Send to menu, Drag n Drop to the Desktop shortcut or as a standalone software.
A portable version is also available with commandline instructions for shortcut creation and removal.
MetaFox 2.3.6 has updated support for HEVC and WEBM content! Metafox is a simple to use video file converter. The installer places a shortcut on your desktop. You drag n drop a file or even an entire folder onto the shortcut and it will create an MKV using the original audio/ video/ subtitles. (64bit only)
Builtin Codec Tools
64bit MPC-BE player. This is my prefered player
Click here to download this pre-configured player that supports HLG, HDR to SDR conversion along with
HDR passthrough support, out of the box. It also supports Automatic HDR screen switching in Windows.
GitHub Sources: MPC-BE Player, version 188.8.131.52 and MPC Video Renderer, version 0.6.4.1963
GraphStudioNext allows you to load your media files into a graphical interface and show you the codecs being used to render them. It will show your every DirectShow codec, filter and post-processor in-between you and your files.
MediaCoder is a universal media transcoding software actively developed and maintained since 2005. It puts together most cutting-edge audio/video technologies into an out-of-box transcoding solution with a rich set of adjustable parameters which let you take full control of your transcoding.
MeGUI is the most comprehensive GUI based ISO MPEG-4 solution. It supports MPEG-4 ASP (xvid), MPEG-4 AVC (x264), AAC, MP2, MP3, Flac, Vorbis, AC3 audio and various common containers support (MP4, MKV, AVI, M2TS).