Windows 10: Laptop dynamic: MPG files reflect thumbnail but MP4 files reflect VLC icon. Desktop...

Discus and support Laptop dynamic: MPG files reflect thumbnail but MP4 files reflect VLC icon. Desktop... in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; OS: Win10 Home, build 19043Default Video App: VLCSo far on both LT & DT:* Completed SFC on both LT & DT.* Deleted thumbnail cache* Confirmed Advanced... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Little Twinn, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Laptop dynamic: MPG files reflect thumbnail but MP4 files reflect VLC icon. Desktop...


    OS: Win10 Home, build 19043Default Video App: VLCSo far on both LT & DT:* Completed SFC on both LT & DT.* Deleted thumbnail cache* Confirmed Advanced System Performance Setting> Show thumbnails... & Save Taskbar previews... are both checked.* Confirmed Folder Options> Always show icons not thumbnails is unchecked.* Reset Win10 video default app to Photos, same issue persists. Reset back to VLC, issue remains.Apparently this is a Win10 issue as it exists regardless of the default app. It also exists on two identical builds of Win10 but in reverse. If I attempt to import into P

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    Little Twinn, Jul 20, 2021
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  2. MPG files on Windows 10


    Hello all,

    I am aware that windows 10 (I am used to Windows 7) will not natively play MPG files. I know this is a side effect of the codec being ripped out to prevent DVD playback via Media Player. The annoying thing is I have quite a few family MPG files mainly from our ageing Sony Camcorder on my system. Luckily I have Cyberlink Media Show pre installed that can play the files within it's own software and the media suite (espresso) can convert said files to other formats. However, converting takes time and it is frustrating that media player 12 won't do the job and Windows Explorer won't display these MPG files with the handy thumbnail within file explorer viewing. Given that I am a little distrustful of codec packs and all my other files such as MP4, WMV etc etc play well I am looking for a solution that maybe just allows windows explorer to display the thumbnails and as an added bonus Media Player can once again play them. It does seem draconian that MS stifled a common playback format such as MPG in the last 2 windows and a major backwards step. I know I could download something like VLC or Media Player Classic but it seems pointless seeing as I have software that can already play them.

    I tried K Lite Codec Pack a while back but hated the effect it had that I uninstalled. It was causing thumbnails to constantly refresh everytime I opened a folder. So is there a way of slipping in a single codec only related to MPG files without risk of unsettling all the other stuff that works well? Many of the codec packs seem to have the unpleasant side effect of slipping in extra installations and seem very dodgy and capable of causing grief.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
    Scottyboy99, Jul 20, 2021
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    creativehearts52, Jul 20, 2021
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    Laptop dynamic: MPG files reflect thumbnail but MP4 files reflect VLC icon. Desktop...

    Explorer Thumbnails not displaying movie icon for MP4 files

    I'm using Windows 10 and have noticed for a while that a lot of my MP4 files do not display show that a file is an MP4 file in Explorer.

    I view the files using Thumbnails, not icons, and usually view as Large Icons or Extra Large icons.

    Some MP4 files clearly show that they're a film as they display the movie style thumbnail, but others just display a plain thumbnail so don't look any different from JPG files.

    I've now realised that films that I've taken horizontally with my phone show as movie style thumbnails, but films taken vertically with my phone show as ordinary thumbnails. Here's a screenshot of what I mean.

    Can anyone help please?

    Thanks.


    Laptop dynamic: MPG files reflect thumbnail but MP4 files reflect VLC icon. Desktop... 22af6731-511b-4796-919c-ce22254bafbe?upload=true.png
     
    bel-p, Jul 20, 2021
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