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#1 shahed

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:22 PM

Hi
Does anybody know how to enable video thubmnails for common video files eg, mpeg avi ts etc...

I tried vista codec and klite-codec packs, but still cant get video thumbnails..
Checking the "folder options>view>display file icon on thumbnails" does not help as well, even group policy editor didnt work as well... :(

#2 AMIRZ

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:46 PM

Just copy the following code below and save as .reg file (e.g Vistareg.reg) then merge it into Vista registry
Note: Make sure of before the thumbnails show up is that the files are associated with something (i.e. .flv to FLV Player etc.), hopefully works then :)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.3gp\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.asf\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dmf\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.divx\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.flv\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mkv\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpv\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpe\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m1v\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m2v\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rm\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmvb\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vcr\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wmv\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cbr\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cbz\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for this reg code, unfortunately it did not work. All my video files are associated with media player classic homecinema. This is the only thing i cant get it to work on server, been using server 2008 x64 for the last couple of months as workstation with windows7 (dual boot).

Am wondering if anybody actually ever had video thumbnails working on server 2008..

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:59 PM

Just download the below reg file on desktop and run it.

Attached File  Enable_Video_thumbnail.reg   2.5KB   84 downloads
I hope it should work.

Let me know it worked or not for you.

Enjoy :thumbsup_anim:

Edited by MANIKANT.S.GUPTA, 23 May 2009 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:38 AM

Thanks, but still did not work.... :(

Cant be bothered anymore...i give up!

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 04:35 PM

Mmm sorry but how about Captrue Thumbnailer for WMP: http://www.captrue.c...humbnailer.html , some people already said that it could solve Vista/Server 2008 thumbnail problem successfully, yes the program is actually a shareware but the thumbnail feature (aka thumbnail handler) will work on Windows Explorer forever. Btw in Xp you could just re-register shimgvw.dll

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:31 PM

Thanks AMIRZ for your help. I will try that app. Hopefully i can get thumbs working soon as well without any 3rd party apps.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:16 AM

Thanks AMIRZ for your help. I will try that app. Hopefully i can get thumbs working soon as well without any 3rd party apps.


You're welcome shahed, yeah i hope that it worked for you, if not so then sorry i give up too :confused02: at least for awhile, yes normally the feature should work without any 3rd party apps (except 3rd party/non-Windows native files e.g flv, swf etc they would still need the 3rd party codecs/handlers installed), anyway good luck mate

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:32 PM

You can also try this it's totally free

Download Video Thumbnails Maker.

Or else give a try to Codec Pack All In One.

Download Codec pack all in one.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:34 PM

Tried these codec packs, but still couldnt get it to work. But anyways thanx for your help..

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:21 AM

i think u should use Klite codec pack ..it can generate thumnail for many video including 3gp,flv .

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:12 AM

i think u should use Klite codec pack ..it can generate thumnail for many video including 3gp,flv .


He said he had already tried Klite cedec pack. Read first post.

Edited by MANIKANT.S.GUPTA, 07 June 2009 - 07:13 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:46 PM

Hi Shahed26, I know you had a tough time for searching the right solution for your problem, I think you have post the similar question in other forums too. But no luck yet.

In Windows Server 2008 you will not see Preview Thumbnails in your Documents / Music / Video folders by default . This has to be enabled. So please try this 

Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Performance > Settings > Visual Effects.

Also for Themes, Windows Media player and the Aero related features, You will have to enable it form the Server Manager. The “Turn Windows features on or off” / “Add remove windows components”.

Server Manager > Features > Desktop Experience.

Installing the Desktop Experience feature does not enable them. You have to manually set them up.

I hope this time it should work.

Hope so.

Let me know it worked or not.

Enjoy!!! :thumbsup_anim: :thumbsup_anim:

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:21 PM

Hi, thanks once again for your help. I did try all of the stuufs you mentioned above, but still no luck. I just cant be bothered anymore..

Thanks mate

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:49 PM

Hi, thanks once again for your help. I did try all of the stuufs you mentioned above, but still no luck. I just cant be bothered anymore..

Thanks mate


Can't believe, Might be problem with your system as my friend is also running Microsoft Windows Server 2008. But thumbnails is working properly.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 12:40 PM

Can't believe, Might be problem with your system as my friend is also running Microsoft Windows Server 2008. But thumbnails is working properly.

Really? lucky him, because even after a clean install, i couldnt get it to work, btw which codec pack is he using?
I did double check my settings but still no luck. :(

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 05:36 PM

Sorry for asking again shahed but you said that you still have the same problem even after a clean install? Wow :confused02: which version of Server 2008 have you installed: the original (as downloaded from MS) or "slipstreamed" one (?) either? Maybe it's an unknown bug within the installation (i.e issue with a bad hotfix, driver that integrated, corrupt file etc), maybe you should try another new installer/image to reinstall it again, maybe...

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:13 PM

Hi AMIRZ, am using windows standard edition x64, slipstreamed sp2 iso....

Regarding drivers, all my drivers are upto date..
Anyways next month am going to do a clean install of server 2008, maybe this time around i might be able to get it work... :P

Edited by shahed, 13 June 2009 - 08:14 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:14 PM

I see, anyway i wish you the best of luck on your next clean install shahed :) hope that it would work fine for you without any annoying problem like this Amen hehe...




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