Suggested useful video tools for FREE


Icaros 3.3.3 beta 1 is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype. Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg which includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc. It is capable of thumbnailing just about any file by adding its extension(s) to the optional filetypes box and re-activating Icaros.

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*NEW* Microsoft Dolby Atmos Installer This installation will get AC3 audio working in all Microsoft Apps
To install, Extract the files and run install.cmd

Shark's MediaInfo Tool v24.6 (64Bit only)
For clarity, I am using the versioning of the MediaInfo DLL as the release version number.
It can be used through the Send to menu, Drag n Drop to the Desktop shortcut or as a standalone software.
A portable version is also available with commandline instructions for shortcut creation and removal.


MetaFox 2.5.5 has updated support for HEVC and WEBM content! Metafox is a simple to use video file converter. The installer places a shortcut on your desktop. You drag n drop a file or even an entire folder onto the shortcut and it will create an MKV using the original audio/ video/ subtitles. (64bit only)




Builtin Codec Tools
64bit Settings Application

64bit MPC-BE player. This is my prefered player
This player supports H.266, Dolby Vision playback and NVIDIA RTX HDR processing.
It is a pre-configured player that supports HDR decoding or passthough playback along with SDR to HDR processing using NVIDIA RTX, out of the box. It is compiled directly from GitHub version 1.7.2.77
It also contains the latest version of the MPC Video Renderer currently @ version 0.8.4.2264

NVIDIA Control Panel NVIDIA Control Panel

Improve 4K HDR video playback.
This is a very useful tool: Download the Windows HDR Calibration app which fixes washed out colors.
The above requires Windows display setting set to use HDR and a monitor already in HDR display mode.

GraphStudioNext allows you to load your media files into a graphical interface and show you the codecs being used to render them. It will show your every DirectShow codec, filter and post-processor in-between you and your files.

MediaCoder is a universal media transcoding software actively developed and maintained since 2005. It puts together most cutting-edge audio/video technologies into an out-of-box transcoding solution with a rich set of adjustable parameters which let you take full control of your transcoding.

MeGUI is the most comprehensive GUI based ISO MPEG-4 solution. It supports MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-4 AVC,
AAC, MP2, MP3, Flac, Vorbis, AC3 audio and various common containers support (MP4, MKV, AVI, M2TS).


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