Media Preview Alternatives

    Media Preview is described as 'Fed up with Windows Explorer not always showing thumbnails for all of your media files? Then get Media Preview for free.*'. There are three alternatives to Media Preview for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is SageThumbs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Media Preview are Icaros (Free) and ADVANCED Codecs for Windows (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 15, 2020

    1. SageThumbs is a powerful shell extension allowing to preview enormous amount of image formats directly in Windows Explorer by using Pierre-e Gougelet's GFL library (XnView's author).
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    2. Icaros is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype.
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    3. When dealing with codecs, more does not equal better. Having the least amount on your system is the best configuration. This is exactly what the Shark's Codec Packages do for you. Windows Media Player and...
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