Downloads of v 3.0.3:


Last Update:

08 Jul 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi


codec video thumbnail explorer


This is not the latest version of Icaros available.

3.0.3 | Updated: 08 Jul 2018



Downloads of v 3.0.3:



Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi

Icaros 3.0.3

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: 3.0.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'icaros' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: icaros,
    Version: 3.0.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller icaros
   Name     = 'icaros'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'icaros':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install icaros version="3.0.3" 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 gep13 on 19 Jul 2018.


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 = '3.0.3'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$sha512 = '9FDDFF658FE8981C6AB86E0C85927B49C11F0E0BCC5C94123637DC31179C5BA394C2932E55AF1D5AD7BE207BD5637051675F6B58C51F3AD7FC8A08A4E8976404'

$downloadUrl = 
    Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "$version.exe" -UseBasicParsing |
    select -ExpandProperty Links |
    ? { $_ -like "*Icaros_v$version*" } |
    select -First 1 -ExpandProperty href

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$downloadUrl" -checksum "$sha512" -checksumType 'sha512'
$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 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.3.0.3 Final]

  • Switched to the new FFmpeg decoding API
  • Added prompt if IcarosConfig is closed while the cache indexer is running
  • Added some additional error checks to the Icaros Cache Indexer
  • IcarosConfig now shows the filename of the file that is currently being processed by the cache indexer
  • Fixed parsing of subdirectories if a root (e.g. C:) is added to the Cache Locations
  • Fixed decoding of H264 444 files (no more gray frames)
  • Updated default page colors
  • Updated to VS 2017
  • Updated copyright to 2018
  • Updated FFmpeg

[Icaros v.3.0.2 FINAL]

  • Replaced libarchive with libunarr for even better Comic Book file support
  • Added Hungarian localization (Thank you nvi9!)
  • Added Finnish localization (Thank you Nuihc88!)
  • Added 'time elapsed' label to the Cache Indexer
  • Fixed Comic Book cover selection (didn't always select the right cover image)
  • Fixed artefacts showing in thumbnails of certain filetype/format combinations
  • Fixed some names from getting 'cut off' in the contributor section on the about page
  • Fixed some rendering bugs in IcarosConfig
  • Improved the Icaros cache location folder permission check
  • Slightly improved handling of dark frames
  • Improved UI color calculations
  • Updated Danish, Italian and Turkish localizations (Thank you Kawamoto!)
  • Updated copyright to 2017
  • Updated GCC to 7.1
  • Updated FFmpeg

[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

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