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.MOV thumbnails not showing win 8.1 64bit

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    windows 8.1

    .MOV thumbnails not showing win 8.1 64bit


    Like the title says.
    I read that the K-Lite codec pack is a solution but if that is so then does anyone know a secure download site for the file. I have had bad experiences with infected codec packs in the past.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I use majorgeeks.com for downloads and have never had any problems, another safe codec pack is Shark007.
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    Why not give VLC Media Player a try first. If it handles .mov then forget the codec pack.
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    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    brummyfan thanks, I forgot about majorgeeks!
    Ztruker thanks. I even have quicktime pro on my windows machine so I can view qt .mov movies no problem. My problem is seeing the file as a thumbnail instead of an icon in the file explorer. I tried to find the file specification area for folders but failed to so I am hoping a codec pack will allow me to see small previews as I have to find and choose files based on their content, and that is a couple of hundred files at 2K res.
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    Try Control Panel, Default Programs.
    Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
    Scroll down to .mov and set to what you want. Mine is set to Windows Media Player.
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    windows 8.1


    Ztruker thanks! Man you dont get service like this even in the commercial world.
    I tried setting the .mov to windows media player and still got the icons. After the codec pack the previews are now showing up but not playing in the preview pane. I got interested in this after I found adobe bridge gave an unusable preview of .mov files. Bridge previews and plays every other format flawlessly, just not .mov. Weird.

    Thanks again for your help.
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.MOV thumbnails not showing win 8.1 64bit
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