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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 4/17/2017.

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 3.0.1

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

C:\> choco upgrade icaros --version 3.0.1


  • 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 = '3.0.1'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $sha256 = 'AE11BF04ECEE662507DB4AC4849F6520A150C64A5D53C1471F44F96C5CC9DACF'
    $downloadUrl = 
        Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "$version.exe" -UseBasicParsing |
        select -ExpandProperty Links |
        ? { $_ -like "*Icaros_v$version*" } |
        select -First 1 -ExpandProperty href
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$downloadUrl" -checksum "$sha256" -checksumType 'sha256'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Xanashi


Copyright © Tabibito Technology 2010-2015


Release Notes

[Icaros v.3.0.1 FINAL]

  • Added support for Comic Book files (CBZ, CBR, CB7, EPUB)
  • Comic Book files can contain any kind of image format (jpg, png, gif, webp etc)
  • Added new commandline options (use -help/-? to view them)
  • Added notifier to thumbnail page that shows results of drag n drop operations (see notes)
  • Added 'Video Only' and 'Audio Only' presets
  • Added option to enable/disable video reel thumbnail border

  • Added Polish localization (Thank you Xyzzy!)

  • Added Turkish localization (Thank you Torelafes!)
  • Added Ukrainian localization (Thank you Darko!)
  • Added Japanese localization (Thank you Donkichirou!)
  • Updated Danish, German, Portuguese and Russian localization

  • Fixed Optimfrog thumbnailing

  • Fixed Optimfrog bitrate values
  • Fixed duration/bitrate/channel properties for certain MP3 files
  • Improved duration precision for some MP3 files
  • Improved mkv handling slightly
  • Improved donation links (labels and extra info)
  • Improved -unlock command (will now perform a much cleaner unlock of Icaros)
  • Recognize WEBP as an image format
  • Fixed a handful of minor bugs
  • Updated GCC to 6.2
  • Updated FFmpeg

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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