Windows 10: Why do my Video Icons no longer show Thumbnail of video?

  1.    27 Nov 2017 #1

    Why do my Video Icons no longer show Thumbnail of video?


    Hiya! Please help. Initially, my video icons in Explorer would appear as thumbnails of the video they represented. What I mean is, "La La Land.mp4", for example, would show as a rectangular snapshot of the video. But now, all my video icons are this standard default as seen here in this snap:
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    It's not a biggie. Videos play, but I kinda liked the way they appeared before.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thank you.

    *Note I used a 3rd party app, called "BoostSpeed" that has a Win 10 Tweaker option. When run, it 'streamlines' Win 10 to supposedly run faster by applying a number of settings.
    I am probably wrong, but I think one of the changes made may have disabled the video icons displayed as a thumbnail in order for explorer windows to open faster? That's the best I can come up with.

    What do you think?
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  2.    27 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi there

    I use this free product, BabelSoft Media Preview, to solve that problem ...

    http://www.babelsoft.net/products/mediapreview.htm

    Here's a review ...

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3152...-explorer.html

    DaddyG
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       27 Nov 2017 #3

    RadCazz said: View Post
    I am probably wrong, but I think one of the changes made may have disabled the video icons displayed as a thumbnail in order for explorer windows to open faster? That's the best I can come up with.
    Yes, a good guess, disabling thumbnail previews disables it, you should try that first.

    Enable or Disable Thumbnail Previews in File Explorer in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    RadCazz said: View Post
    Does anyone know how to fix this?
    You can also install Download K-Lite Codec Pack Basic

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  4.    27 Nov 2017 #4

    Thanks to both of you! I read and printed the Windows 10 Customization Tutorial, by Brink, and it helped a lot. I downloaded K-Lite as well. I kinda like what I read about BabelSoft Media Preview and I'm going to go with that. What I find amazing is that it even does thumbnails for video files not supported by explorer, like FLV! Wow! I truly had no idea before. You guys made my day.

    I'm currently ripping my collection to mp4 with the hopes of one day making a server to my devices, like smartPhone and smartTV. Any further help would be greatly appreciated- I'm knew at this >_<
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