Downloads of v 3.0.0-beta4:


Last Update:

28 Aug 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi


codec video thumbnail explorer


This is a prerelease version of Icaros.

3.0.0-beta4 | Updated: 28 Aug 2015



Downloads of v 3.0.0-beta4:



Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi

Icaros 3.0.0-beta4

This is a prerelease version of Icaros.

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2 Test of Unknown Status

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

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-beta4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'icaros' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0.0-beta4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: icaros,
    Version: 3.0.0-beta4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller icaros
   Name     = 'icaros'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0.0-beta4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'icaros':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0.0-beta4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install icaros version="3.0.0-beta4" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

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_b4'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$sha1 = '1f106b486dd294a3995770d21127857797d56d28'
$urlBase = "$version.exe?r="

$downloadUrl = 
    Invoke-WebRequest -Uri -UseBasicParsing |
    select -ExpandProperty Links |
    ? { $_ -like '*itemprop="downloadURL"*' } |
    select -First 1 -ExpandProperty href

$referrer = $downloadUrl -replace '.*\?r=(\w+)','$1'

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$urlBase$referrer" -checksum "$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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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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 215 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.2 499 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 292 Saturday, September 24, 2016 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.0 436 Saturday, September 24, 2016 Approved

[Icaros v.3.0.0 Beta 4]

  • Fixed corrupted 'Windows 10 Apps' taskbar icons
  • Fixed width/height properties in some files with H264 streams
  • Fixed thumbnails of some rare image formats
  • Added button to open the Windows Cache directory (on Tools page)
  • Added German localization (Thanks Mike!)
  • Updated Russian localization (Thanks Ligre!)
  • Updated Chinese localization (Thanks danei!)
  • Improved the permissions check when setting the IcarosCache location
  • Improved page animations (for some systems) in IcarosConfig
  • Some minor GUI improvements
  • Updated FFmpeg

[Icaros v.3.0.0 Beta 3]

  • Added new Tools page to IcarosConfig
  • Added Portuguese Localization (Many thanks to Rubens!)
  • Finished theming code (a guide will be posted soon)
  • 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
  • Improved logic to determine the default Icaros cache location
    (fixes cache not working in some instances)
  • Improved checks on user selected cache locations
  • Improved track info displayed for FLV files
  • Updated Compilers (GCC 5.2 & VS2015)
  • Updated FFmpeg

[Icaros v.3.0.0 Beta 2]

  • Added auto-rotation of MP4/MOV thumbnails with orientation metadata embedded
  • Fixed the cache indexer/build functionality (it didn't work as intended in Beta 1)
  • Fixed crash caused by the new Cache implementation
  • Improved exception handling in the cache indexer
  • Fixed a few typos and missing translations
  • Fixed a couple of bugs which may have caused some users issues

[Icaros v.3.0.0 Beta 1 Highlights]

  • [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

This package has no dependencies.

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