Icaros 311 beta 1 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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has updated support for HEVC 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.
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This tool is especially useful to users who have trouble with video playback.
Adding files to the Windows Media Player Playlist
On the Help TAB of the 32bit Settings Application is a button to allow you to choose Windows Media Player Filetype Associations. Once you have used this button, you can Enqueue newly associated files to the Windows Media Player Playlist as depicted below. If for some reason this doesn't work for you, go back to the associations button, click No twice, consecutively, then select Yes. No reboot is required.
This will also work for audio files such as FLAC, APE or musepack.
player (Media Player Classic - Black
current version 22.214.171.12454 ----> 64bit player |-|-|-| 64bit with madVR 92.17 and XySubFilter integrated
As requested on the forum, these are pre-configured players requiring little to no user setup for playback of almost any file when used in conjunction with my codec installers.
GraphStudioNext - will allow 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.
DTS in WAV converter This small tool will convert unplayable DTS audio files (just static noise) which usually have a .wav extension into files that will playback using the Shark007 Codecs... instantly. Just drag n drop the unplayable file onto the downloaded executable.
MediaCoder 64bit version is a universal audio/video batch transcoder distributed under GPL license, which puts together lots of excellent audio/video codecs and tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution, capable of transcoding among different audio/video formats.
MeGUI is the most comprehensive GUI based ISO MPEG-4 solution. It supports MPEG-4 ASP (XviD & libavcodec MPEG-4) using mencoder, MPEG-4 AVC (x264) using x264.exe or mencoder, (HE)AAC audio using BeSweet & Nero AAC encoder and MP4 muxing using mp4box.