Perfect: Show Thumbnail for Flash Video in Windows Explorer

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Perfect: Show Thumbnail for Flash Video in Windows Explorer

What is FLV or Flash Video?. FLV or Flash Video is a format used to run streaming video online. FLV itself is one of the most commonly used video formats by many big websites on the internet, for example Youtube, Routers, Hulu, Vevo, Yahoo! Video, MetaCafe, Daily Motion and so forth. When you download videos from these sites then the video file is usually a FLV file.

Initially the FLV format was developed by a company called Macromedia and then acquired by Adobe System Inc. FLV is Open Source but most of the codecs used for file compression for use in FLV are not Open Source.

FLV is a file format that is mostly used to wrap media files to make their use on the internet. Media files that are mostly available on the internet for online streaming as well as for downloading, are mostly in FLV format. Simple and easy to upload and download facility make the first choice. FLV is mostly considered Flash Video but in actual Flash video has two formats: one is FLV that supports small web format and the other is that mostly tells the IOS based F4V media files. Mp4 is also a container for carrying files like what FLV. Despite sharing some of the basic possesses and tasks that they PERFORM, both FLV and MP4 have some distinguised features that are compared below.

Flash Video Encoding Format

Flash Video or FLV files usually contain encoded material using Sorenson Spark codec or VP6 format. The latest release of Flash Player also supports H.264 video and HE-AAC audio. All of these conversion formats are limited by the Patent.

How to Show Thumbnail for Flash Video in Windows Explorer

By default Windows Explorer can not display FLV file thumbnails so it can sometimes ‘complicate’ you to know the contents of your collection videos. Especially if you have a collection of FLV files are quite a lot

flv video files

flv video files

The first way by adding the registry

By adding a registry then you can display FLV file thumbnails. The trick, is as follows:

  • Open Notepad
  • Copy the text below


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ .flv \ ShellEx \ {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@ = “{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}”

Show Video Thumbnail using Software

The second way to Show Thumbnail of FLV Video using Media Preview Software. If the first way to display Flash Video Thumbnail does not work, you just use the second way by using Media Preview Software.

Download and install the Media Preview Software at the following link Media Preview Download Link and do the settings or configurations by checking all file types.

flash video media preview

media preview

That’s how to display Thumbnails from FLV or Flash Video File in Windows File Explorer. Hope can help and useful.

2018-05-18T04:24:03+00:00 Categories: Audio Video Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

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