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Last Update:

24 Sep 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi


codec video thumbnail explorer


This is not the latest version of Icaros available.

3.0.0 | Updated: 24 Sep 2016



Downloads of v 3.0.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi

Icaros 3.0.0

This is not the latest version of Icaros available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade icaros -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade icaros -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure icaros installed
    name: icaros
    state: present
    version: 3.0.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'icaros' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: icaros,
    Version: 3.0.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller icaros
   Name     = 'icaros'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'icaros':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install icaros version="3.0.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 28 Sep 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.

$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'
$packageName = 'icaros'
$installerType = 'EXE'

$exe = Join-Path "$env:ProgramFiles" 'Icaros\unins000.exe'

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$exe"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Icaros 3.1.1-beta1 81 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved
Icaros 3.1.0-beta2 118 Sunday, July 8, 2018 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.3 433 Sunday, July 8, 2018 Approved
Icaros 3.0.3-beta2 214 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.2 498 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Approved
Icaros 3.0.2-beta2 269 Friday, April 14, 2017 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.1 748 Friday, April 14, 2017 Approved
Icaros 3.0.1-beta3 290 Saturday, September 24, 2016 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.0 436 Saturday, September 24, 2016 Approved

[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)!)

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