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Downloads of v 3.2.1:


Last Update:

24 Jun 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi


codec video thumbnail explorer


This is not the latest version of Icaros available.

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3.2.1 | Updated: 24 Jun 2022



Downloads of v 3.2.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Xanashi

Icaros 3.2.1

This is not the latest version of Icaros available.

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade icaros -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.2.1'" [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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.2.1'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install icaros
    name: icaros
    version: '3.2.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'icaros' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.2.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller icaros
    Name     = "icaros"
    Version  = "3.2.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'icaros':
  ensure   => '3.2.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 24 Jun 2022.


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 = '3.2.1'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$sha512 = 'BDA443DF7A0E4BB174C43C2414EA52F047D2F59F48DDB52BBA1AFB9966262D42CF30270DDE48549BFEBBD293C264B03F1BB5742965B690817A6BFCDDAA179440'

$downloadUrl = 
    Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "$version.exe" -UseBasicParsing |
    Select-Object -ExpandProperty Links |
    Where-Object { $_ -like "*Icaros_v$version*" } |
    Select-Object -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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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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Icaros 3.3.0-beta3 105 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved
Icaros 3.2.1 2157 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved
Icaros 3.1.1-beta1 367 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved
Icaros 3.1.0 4270 Saturday, September 29, 2018 Approved
Icaros 3.1.0-beta2 263 Sunday, July 8, 2018 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.3 626 Sunday, July 8, 2018 Approved
Icaros 3.0.3-beta2 347 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.2 643 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Approved
Icaros 3.0.2-beta2 456 Friday, April 14, 2017 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.1 915 Friday, April 14, 2017 Approved
Icaros 3.0.1-beta3 460 Saturday, September 24, 2016 Exempted
Icaros 3.0.0 591 Saturday, September 24, 2016 Approved
Icaros 3.0.0-beta4 506 Friday, August 28, 2015 Exempted
Icaros 2.3.0 577 Friday, August 28, 2015 Approved
Icaros 2.2.3 907 Monday, April 14, 2014 Approved

[Icaros v.3.2.1 Final]

  • Added Cancel functionality to the Debug Page
  • Fixed AV1 crash on x86 Windows and in x86 processes
  • Fixed hang on x86 Windows mostly affecting UNC paths
  • Fixed rare event log error in x86 processes
  • Fixed Property Handler crash with some files that had a duration of 0
  • Fixed Icaros Cache crash and reset (a proper fix will be included in next release)
  • Fixed Cover Art not showing on Windows 7 and Vista
  • Fixed Settings Import not working with unicode
  • Fixed Windows Cache Size not showing the correct size on the Tools Page
  • IcarosConfig now saves the size of the Activation Panel
  • Updated LibDav1d to 0.8.2

[Icaros v.3.2.0 Final]

  • Added a new Debug page in IcarosConfig
  • Allows users to run any number files through various thumbnail and property tests,
    seeing what results are returned, which files failed, timings, what shell extensions are used, etc.
  • Can be located on the Tools page, under the Debug tab
  • Can be accessed from anywhere in IcarosConfig using 'F2' keyboard shortcut
  • Added PSD as a default filetype and DDS as a common filetype
  • Added OpenDocument (ODP, ODT, ODS) to the "Most Known" preset in IcarosConfig
  • Added 'Channel Count' and 'Sample Rate' to Explorer detail pane for audio files (see notes below)
  • Added Korean translation (Thank you jewani! __)
  • Improved Welcome screen
  • Welcome screen is now localized
  • Has options to set language and theme
  • Can be accessed at any point with 'F1' keyboard shortcut
  • Improved EPUB/CBX parser with a much better cover detection algorithm
  • Improved method used to refresh thumbnails in IcarosConfig
  • Shortcut thumbnails can now be refreshed in IcarosConfig
  • Fixed properties not being generated in certain cases with files > 4GB
  • Fixed "Clear Windows Cache" function on the Tools Page on Windows 10
  • Fixed crash when thumbnailing files with rare dimensions (e.g. very small height, but long width etc.)
  • Fixed Icaros creating corrupt minidumps in debug mode
  • Fixed a LARGE quantity of cache bugs and 1 cache crash
  • Fixed TAK thumbnailing
  • Fixed 'Display icon overlay' option (inconsistent behaviour)
  • Fixed alpha channel being incorrectly set in some files' thumbnails
  • Fixed rare cases where the thumbnail returned was slightly larger than requested
  • Fixed rare Wav property crash
  • Fixed rare crash during Property Handler registration
  • Fixed crash on Cache page if cache location no longer exists
  • Fixed exception when trying to change the IcarosCache location, while it was in use
  • Fixed Property Handler unregistering other property handlers that has overwritten Icaros
  • Fixed DebugMode in Property Handler
  • Fixed a lot of rendering and positioning problems in IcarosConfig (IC)
  • Fixed IC being improperly sized/positioned when starting up in Maximized window state
  • Fixed IC blocking the auto-hidden taskbar when in Maximized windows state
  • Fixed IC being improperly positioned when the Windows Taskbar is positioned top or right on the screen
  • Fixed glass not rendering correctly in certain conditions when IC is maximized
  • Always center IC on the screen if IC window position is not saved but the window size is
  • IC glass now updates properly in various cases (e.g. wallpaper change etc.)
  • Updated localizations
  • Updated GCC
  • Updated dav1d to 0.6.0
  • Updated FFmpeg
  • Tons of minor fixes and improvements

This package has no dependencies.

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