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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 3.1.0-beta2 --pre

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

C:\> choco upgrade icaros --version 3.1.0-beta2 --pre


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'icaros'
    $version = '3.1.0_b2'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $sha512 = 'B0E11C16A48C04621FE5CDC208CD840EF78A550B338968FAF863A14C6997AAC28EDBED522692DE6B72D26A704CDB09EA410A70A3482C4E205611C05C9E151DD9'
    $downloadUrl = 
        Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "$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'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'icaros'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $exe = Join-Path "$env:ProgramFiles" 'Icaros\unins000.exe'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$exe"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Xanashi


Copyright © Tabibito Technology 2010-2018


Release Notes

[Icaros v.3.1.0 Beta 2]

  • Fixed framerate property not displaying fragments in Explorer (only works on latest Win 10 builds)
  • Fixed crash when decoding HEVC on newer CPUs
  • Fixed thumbnailing of certain MP4 files
  • Installer now installs 32-bit components by default on Win 64 systems
  • Added the extensions: mpv4, hdmov, f4v to 'video only' and 'most known' presets
  • Tweaked minidumps to be about half as large in size (see notes below)
  • The "test mode" in IcarosConfig will now always produce a minidump in case of a crash
  • Made time elapsed label on indexing page translatable
  • Updated Russian and German localizations (Thank you Ligre and Mike! ^__^)
  • Updated FFmpeg

[Icaros v.3.1.0 Beta 1]

  • Added new Dark theme (UI settings page)
  • Added "Test mode" on thumbnailing page (See developer notes below)
  • Improved Icaros Cache so it now returns a resized thumbnail if a larger sized version of that thumbnail has already been cached
  • Fixed several Icaros Cache Indexer issues
  • Fixed file count limit shown in IcarosConfig while running the cache indexer
  • Fixed metadata parsing in some AVI files
  • Fixed some minor GUI inconsistencies in IcarosConfig
  • Refactored a good amount of libav code (watch out for regressions!)
  • Discontinued support for Windows XP (See developer notes below. Use Icaros 3.0.3 for XP support)
  • Icaros now outputs some more comprehensive minidumps (while hopefully not increasing the size too much)
  • Improved compilation of FFmpeg
  • Updated localizations
  • Updated GCC to 7.3
  • 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 174 Saturday, March 10, 2018 exempted
Icaros 3.0.2 457 Saturday, March 10, 2018 approved
Icaros 3.0.2-beta2 228 Friday, April 14, 2017 exempted
Icaros 3.0.1 702 Friday, April 14, 2017 approved
Icaros 3.0.1-beta3 246 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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