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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 9/28/2016.

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 --version 3.0.0

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

C:\> choco upgrade icaros --version 3.0.0


  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'icaros'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $exe = Join-Path "$env:ProgramFiles" 'Icaros\unins000.exe'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$exe"
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'icaros'
    $version = '3.0.0'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $sha1 = '77994F4F026DB74E2116657E27B60CB9374B7C49'
    $downloadUrl = 
        Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "$version.exe" -UseBasicParsing |
        select -ExpandProperty Links |
        ? { $_ -like "*Icaros_v$version*" } |
        select -First 1 -ExpandProperty href
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$downloadUrl" -checksum "$sha1" -checksumType 'sha1'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Xanashi


Copyright © Tabibito Technology 2010-2015


Release Notes

[Icaros v.3.0.0 Final]

[Major Changes]

  • [NEW] Brand new modern GUI with advanced customization
  • [NEW] Icaros Cache: an internal cache to help speed up thumbnailing
  • Dynamic localization of GUI and Icaros Property labels in Windows Explorer
  • All settings are now edittable, even when Icaros is activated!
  • UI is now resolution-independent, which allows better dpi awareness
  • GUI will now save Window position, size and UI settings on exit
  • Settings are now placed in appropriate pages
  • Added thumbnail offset timestamp option
  • It is now possible to register thumbnail provider and property handler seperately
  • Added 4 different ways to add new thumbnail filetypes to Icaros:
    Default editting, Presets, Open File Dialog, and Drag n Drop; Last two automatically checks if the filetype is compatible with Icaros
  • Added 'Export/Import/Reset All Settings' functionality (on the UI settings page)

[General Changes]

  • Added welcome screen on first time use
  • Added auto-rotation of MP4/MOV thumbnails with orientation metadata embedded
  • Added button to open the Windows Cache directory (on Tools page)
  • Added new cli commands to IC (check -?/-help to view them all)
  • Added TotalBitrate property to the 'Details Pane' in Explorer
  • Improved track info displayed for FLV files
  • Improved thumbnailing of incomplete and unseekable files
  • Improved general cover parsing code
  • Fixed crash when parsing invalid AVC tracks
  • Fixed crash when reading PCM tracks in MKV files on 32-bit systems
  • Fixed crash when parsing certain invalid AVI files
  • Fixed corrupted Windows 10 Apps taskbar icons
  • Fixed width/height properties in some files with H264 streams
  • Fixed thumbnailing of some rare formats
  • Fixed thumbnailing of certain FLV files
  • Fixed gray thumbnails for TS files with HEVC
  • Fixed property issues after upgrading or resetting Windows 8/10
  • Fixed hang in Flac cover parser when parsing rare invalid flac files
  • Fixed bug where WMP would no longer add AVI files when Icaros was handling the properties
  • Fixed wrong 'data rate' properties in certain AVI files
  • Updated Compilers
  • Updated FFmpeg

[Localizations] (in alphabetical order)

  • Added Armenian localization (Thanks Aram!
  • Added Simplified Chinese localization (Thanks danei!)
  • Added Traditional Chinese localization (Thanks Chi-Shiuan!)
  • Added Danish localization (Thanks Anon!)
  • Added French localization (Thanks Spirytus and ILVES!)
  • Added German localization (Thanks Mike!)
  • Added Greek localization (Thanks PyroStar!)
  • Added Italian localization (Thanks brunosso!)
  • Added Portuguese localization (Many thanks to Rubens)
  • Added Russian localization (Thanks Ligre!)
  • Added Spanish localization (Thanks Parody (zerouser)!)

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Icaros 3.1.0-beta2 82 Sunday, July 8, 2018 exempted
Icaros 3.0.3 390 Sunday, July 8, 2018 approved
Icaros 3.0.3-beta2 175 Saturday, March 10, 2018 exempted
Icaros 3.0.2 457 Saturday, March 10, 2018 approved
Icaros 3.0.2-beta2 229 Friday, April 14, 2017 exempted
Icaros 3.0.1 702 Friday, April 14, 2017 approved
Icaros 3.0.1-beta3 247 Saturday, September 24, 2016 exempted
Icaros 3.0.0 399 Saturday, September 24, 2016 approved
Icaros 3.0.0-beta4 314 Friday, August 28, 2015 exempted
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