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Restoring Corrupted MPEG Video Clip Thumbnails in WinXP

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I have a lot of video clips of many types (mpeg,mpg,avi,divx) in folders that I have set the wiewing options as thumbnails just for the fun of it. At first, all of them were the thumbnails as it should be displayed until I installed Xing Mpeg Player. All the clips's thumbnails were changed with Xing's icons. After uninstalling Xing, all the movie files with the extensions Mpeg and mpg were displayed as Windows Media Player file icon instead of the thumbnails it should be shown. I tried reassociating the extensions with the proper players but still the thumbnails couldn't be restored. All the other files with .avi .divx extensions were displayed as thumbnails but the mpegs were not. The only solution I know for this problem is reinstalling Windows which I really did a lot of times until I even managed to memorize the cd key!  Thanks for answering a question asked by a pure noob compared to all experts out there. Hope that I get multiple ways to solve this problem wether it be registry fix, software, misc. And oh man, I just registered and I don't have a lot of points :P Peace.
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by:davexnet
ID: 8133666
The fix is here:
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=043601c25c83%243ad5b370%249de62ecf%40tkmsftngxs01


apologies for wrap in URL.
It seems to have happened to many, myself included.
I suspect it has something to do with changing
the default app. but I'm not sure.
regards,
Dave
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by:laXsa
ID: 8134999
Thanks davexnet for the link, but the fix was for .avi extensions which apparently was fine on my pc. I tried patching for mpeg and mpg extensions as well but it seems that it didn't work. The same icon of wmplayer as usual :( . Aren't registry entries for different extensions different from each other, can we edit registry entries for .avi and still use the same entries for .mpeg and .mpg as well?

Here was the solution given:

QUOTE
Make the following, after - - start and before - - end  into a file by
>cut/paste to NotePad.  Don't let lines wrap around (  [HKEY through
>2D6C1}] is one line, @=" starts a new line), and make  sure there is a
>blank line at the end. Save as "Patch.reg" then d-click  on this file to
>enter it into the registry.
>
>You can also edit the two occurrences of .avi to .wmv;  to .mpg; and to
>..mpeg and repeat, for those file types
>
>- - start
>REGEDIT4
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B- 00C04FC2D6C1}]
>@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"
>
>
>
>- - end
UNQUOTE

I edited the strings "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]" and "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E..." to something like "..._ROOT\.mpeg\ShellEx]" notice that I replaced the .avi with .mpeg, is this right? There were no wrapping in the patch I made so I really don't have a clue how to solve this problem.. Help would be much appreciated.. Im running out of points.. :P
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Author Comment

by:laXsa
ID: 8135042
Thanks davexnet for the link, but the fix was for .avi extensions which apparently was fine on my pc. I tried patching for mpeg and mpg extensions as well but it seems that it didn't work. The same icon of wmplayer as usual :( . Aren't registry entries for different extensions different from each other, can we edit registry entries for .avi and still use the same entries for .mpeg and .mpg as well?

Here was the solution given:

QUOTE
Make the following, after - - start and before - - end  into a file by
>cut/paste to NotePad.  Don't let lines wrap around (  [HKEY through
>2D6C1}] is one line, @=" starts a new line), and make  sure there is a
>blank line at the end. Save as "Patch.reg" then d-click  on this file to
>enter it into the registry.
>
>You can also edit the two occurrences of .avi to .wmv;  to .mpg; and to
>..mpeg and repeat, for those file types
>
>- - start
>REGEDIT4
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B- 00C04FC2D6C1}]
>@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"
>
>
>
>- - end
UNQUOTE

I edited the strings "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]" and "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E..." to something like "..._ROOT\.mpeg\ShellEx]" notice that I replaced the .avi with .mpeg, is this right? There were no wrapping in the patch I made so I really don't have a clue how to solve this problem.. Help would be much appreciated.. Im running out of points.. :P
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Author Comment

by:laXsa
ID: 8135083
Thanks davexnet for the link, but the fix was for .avi extensions which apparently was fine on my pc. I tried patching for mpeg and mpg extensions as well but it seems that it didn't work. The same icon of wmplayer as usual :( . Aren't registry entries for different extensions different from each other, can we edit registry entries for .avi and still use the same entries for .mpeg and .mpg as well?

Here was the solution given:

QUOTE
Make the following, after - - start and before - - end  into a file by
>cut/paste to NotePad.  Don't let lines wrap around (  [HKEY through
>2D6C1}] is one line, @=" starts a new line), and make  sure there is a
>blank line at the end. Save as "Patch.reg" then d-click  on this file to
>enter it into the registry.
>
>You can also edit the two occurrences of .avi to .wmv;  to .mpg; and to
>..mpeg and repeat, for those file types
>
>- - start
>REGEDIT4
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B- 00C04FC2D6C1}]
>@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"
>
>
>
>- - end
UNQUOTE

I edited the strings "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]" and "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E..." to something like "..._ROOT\.mpeg\ShellEx]" notice that I replaced the .avi with .mpeg, is this right? There were no wrapping in the patch I made so I really don't have a clue how to solve this problem.. Help would be much appreciated.. Im running out of points.. :P
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Author Comment

by:laXsa
ID: 8135229
Thanks davexnet for the link, but the fix was for .avi extensions which apparently was fine on my pc. I tried patching for mpeg and mpg extensions as well but it seems that it didn't work. The same icon of wmplayer as usual :( . Aren't registry entries for different extensions different from each other, can we edit registry entries for .avi and still use the same entries for .mpeg and .mpg as well?

Here was the solution given:

QUOTE
Make the following, after - - start and before - - end  into a file by
>cut/paste to NotePad.  Don't let lines wrap around (  [HKEY through
>2D6C1}] is one line, @=" starts a new line), and make  sure there is a
>blank line at the end. Save as "Patch.reg" then d-click  on this file to
>enter it into the registry.
>
>You can also edit the two occurrences of .avi to .wmv;  to .mpg; and to
>..mpeg and repeat, for those file types
>
>- - start
>REGEDIT4
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B- 00C04FC2D6C1}]
>@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"
>
>
>
>- - end
UNQUOTE

I edited the strings "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]" and "..._ROOT\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E..." to something like "..._ROOT\.mpeg\ShellEx]" notice that I replaced the .avi with .mpeg, is this right? There were no wrapping in the patch I made so I really don't have a clue how to solve this problem.. Help would be much appreciated.. Im running out of points.. :P
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Author Comment

by:laXsa
ID: 8137400
Goodness, I've already found a fix and ti worked! What I did was I exported my friends registry and simply entered it into mine. Thanks for the clues anyway..

This is a good link but the patch it offered didn't work on my pc:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
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davexnet earned 200 total points
ID: 8137709
hello -
Not sure why it didn't work.  You did the right thing,
simply substitute .avi with .mpg, etc,etc.

I found that this problem can occur in XP if you
disasscociate a media type, avi,mpg,mpeg,  etc
from MP6.4.
It seems to delete the whole entry from HKCR.
For example, hkey_classes_root/.avi will disappear.

Hkey_classes_root is actually a shortcut to
Hkey_local_machine\software\classes

Glad you got it fixed -
Dave
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Author Comment

by:laXsa
ID: 8140262
Hi,

Now that one the most annoying problem I've ever encountered have been solved, I need to tackle another problem; damn annoying audio distortion while transferring files from HDD to HDD/LAN to my HDD/CD-ROMDrive to HDD/. But hey, thats another question altogether, this isn't a forum anyway, :P.

Ross

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