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no thumbnails for mpg/mpeg in explorer

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by greed, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    recently I have noticed that explorer does not show thumbnails for either my mpg or mpeg files. it works fine for avi however. I checked the shellex registry keys for both file types and they are the same as on my laptop which does not have the problem.

    any ideas?
     
  2. mike5532g

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    Click start > run > type REGSVR32 SHMEDIA.DLL and click ok.
     
  3. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    nope, didn't work i'm afraid
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    I've moved this to Multimedia forum :)

    Create a restore point, just in case:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/getstarted/ballew_03may19.mspx


    Now, try this.

    Go to Start | Run and type REGEDIT and click Ok.

    Now, on the left, navigate to

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg

    Click to highlight the folder. I'm assuming it will just say mpeg, and no folders off it. If this is correct, rightclick on the folder and choose New, and then click Key.

    Name the key ShellEx

    Right-click the ShellEx registry key that you created, point to New, and then click Key. Name the new key the following (copy/paste to be safe, include brackets):

    {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}

    Click the {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1} registry key that you created, right-click the Default value in the right pane, click Modify, and then type the following value data in the Value data box (copy/paste again, include brackets):

    {c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}





    Now, before you come out of the registry, go to Windows Explorer, and see if the mpeg's are showing as thumbnails. If they are, then do the same for mpg. Just tested for my other mpg, and it works as well :)


    Close the registry by pressing the X in the top right corner, as normal.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  5. greed

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    as I said before, i had check the shellex registry entries and they are all correct.
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Oki Doki

    Do you use PowerDVd or some other type of program (other than WMP) to view the clips? The reason I ask, is that I'm involved in another thread along the same lines.

    Which version of XP are you running: home or Pro? Also, is SP2 installed?

    eddie
     
  7. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    i'm running MCE 2005, all up to date. i have vlc installed but that hasn't been an issue before as it was working previously and i only use it for certain files which dont work in wmp.
    i did install a video editing program a few weeks ago, pixela image mixer, but i have uninstalled that and still no joy.
     
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    anyone else able to help?
     
  9. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    someone?
     
  10. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Are the they stored in the My Videos section of your pc, or just in My Documents?
     
  11. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    neither, they are on my external hardrive.
     
  12. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    i take it no one knows what to do then... no worries
     
  13. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    We may have a time difference here, as I'm in the UK, and its 8pm here :)

    As they're on the external drive, is it just a folder storing the movies? May have to check, but they may be only availble to see in My Documents | Videos, as thumbnails.

    Were they ever as thumbnail previews, or have they just changed?

    eddie
     
  14. greed

    greed Thread Starter

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    they used to be thumbnailed fine. if i copy to my documents the problem the same still.
     
  15. manumanou

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    I have also the same problem. I can see on other computer but not this one !
    I have also followed the above indication (all ok)
    Is imagemixer to blame ?

    Any other ideas ?

    Regards

    emmanuel
     
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