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Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg, this includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc. Besides the FFmpeg supported filetypes, Icaros also contains custom parsers, which can produce Cover Art thumbnails for Mkv, Flac, Ape, and Mpc files. Icaros also provides Windows Explorer properties for the following popular filetypes: Mkv, Flv, Ogm, Ogv, Ogg, Flac, Ape, and Mpc. Requires .NET 4.0.

To install Icaros, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install icaros

To upgrade Icaros, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade icaros


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'icaros'
    $version = '3.1.0'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $sha512 = '19F7691E7B99F8A852AB130CC3822B5AF5B3281E101A36B00C2470AA72FE18867EFB8BBCA114AEF9260A24128181CD35372F21BD67CFB45D713907C3E854A747'
    $downloadUrl = 
        Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "$version.exe" -UseBasicParsing |
        Select-Object -ExpandProperty Links |
        Where-Object { $_ -like "*Icaros_v$version*" } |
        Select-Object -First 1 -ExpandProperty href
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$downloadUrl" -checksum "$sha512" -checksumType 'sha512'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'icaros'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $exe = Join-Path "$env:ProgramFiles" 'Icaros\unins000.exe'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$exe"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Xanashi


Copyright © Tabibito Technology 2010-2018


Release Notes

[Icaros v.3.1.0 Final]

  • Added new Dark theme (UI settings page)
  • Added support for AV1/AOM decoding
  • Added "test mode" on thumbnailing page
  • Added Dutch (Netherlands) localization (Thank you mavanmanen! ^__^)
  • Added support for cover art embedded in MKV by TagLib#
  • Added the extensions: mpv4, hdmov, f4v to 'video only' and 'most known' presets
  • Improved Icaros Cache so it now returns a resized thumbnail if a larger version of that thumbnail has been cached already
  • Fixed crash for audio files with corrupt album/cover art
  • Fixed framerate property not displaying fragments (only works on latest Win 10 builds)
  • Fixed crash when decoding HEVC on newer CPUs
  • Fixed thumbnailing of certain MP4 files
  • Fixed several Icaros Cache Indexer issues
  • Fixed file count limit shown in IcarosConfig while running the indexer
  • Fixed metadata parsing in some AVI files
  • Fixed some minor GUI inconsistencies in IcarosConfig
  • Installer now installs 32-bit components by default on Win 64 systems
  • Made time elapsed label on indexing page translatable
  • Refactored a good amount of libav code
  • Discontinued support for Windows XP (check developer notes below. Use Icaros 3.0.3 for XP support)
  • Icaros now outputs some more comprehensive minidumps (while hopefully not increasing the size too much)
  • Improved compilation of FFmpeg
  • Updated localizations
  • Updated GCC to 7.3
  • Updated FFmpeg

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Icaros 3.1.0-beta2 78 Sunday, July 8, 2018 exempted
Icaros 3.0.3 386 Sunday, July 8, 2018 approved
Icaros 3.0.3-beta2 172 Saturday, March 10, 2018 exempted
Icaros 3.0.2 454 Saturday, March 10, 2018 approved
Icaros 3.0.2-beta2 225 Friday, April 14, 2017 exempted
Icaros 3.0.1 697 Friday, April 14, 2017 approved
Icaros 3.0.1-beta3 245 Saturday, September 24, 2016 exempted
Icaros 3.0.0 397 Saturday, September 24, 2016 approved
Icaros 3.0.0-beta4 313 Friday, August 28, 2015 exempted
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