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Video thumbnails not loading!

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#1 solaris32


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:07 AM

Yes, I told a friend my dilemma and he found a fix just after I posted this! Here's what you do, go to run and input this command:

regsvr32 shmedia.dll

It will re-enable thumbnail loading. I hope the myriad of other people who have had this exact same problem and received no help find this and read it.

Windows xp SP3. I have a bunch of short video clips in various formats such as avi, wmv, and mpeg. Now before I installed and uninstalled this video converting software, I could see the thumbnail for the files in thumbnail view. After I uninstalled it, it reset all the file associations for video files. I reapplied them to media player, but now no matter what I do thumbnails will not load for any of them. I defragged, restarted, did system restore, nothing. Please help me before I go insane.

Oh yea I've already tried deleting the thumbnail file that's hidden. Instead, no new thumbnail file is ever generated.

Edited by solaris32, 10 October 2009 - 04:17 AM.

When I'm asking for help, please explain, in detail, every step. Thank you :).
I have nightmares about computer glitches and bugs.

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