View Full Version : IV Thumbnails crash w/movie thumbnails

12.09.2008, 07:21 AM
Possible BUG with IV Thumbnails when openning movies folders:

When opening folders of short movies [.mpg/.wmv/.avi] taken on the internet. While in the process of displaying the thumbnails, IV crash middway each time. Message:

"IrfanView has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Each folder contains over 50 movies of mix formats. The average size is about 90~110 MB per folder. The Machine is a Pentium VI with 1 GB or Ram.

Is there a limitation with IV & the movies? Has anyone experienced this problem.

Thank you

13.09.2008, 01:58 AM
I think I recall some other reports of problems with movies/thumbnails. You can try searching, though it's hard to do without avi and mov as keywords.

13.09.2008, 09:58 AM
Thanks for the imput.

To complet the information, the crashes could occure because of mix (& unusual) codecs for same file extension eg. .avi, or .wmp

I am located in Japan and I had several problems in the past openning videos .avi or .wmp (encoded in JP) with wmp11 (US version), until to switch to a more versatile player.

If any IV user has a large collection of movies (.flv, .mpg, .avi, etc), I'd be interested to know IV crashes when displaying the thumbnails.


25.10.2008, 04:17 PM
No troubles with media viewing here.
Exept with Vista Dream Scene MPG files. IrfanView can handle them fine, but the Browser gives a kind of crash-error (OK=shutting down IrfanView). The SWF/FLV (Flash) formats can't be viewed in Browser (Thumbs)mode, when not associated. For the rest it must be the codecs that causing trouble on your system. I still use the KLite codecs (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm) and The KM Player (http://kmplayer.en.softonic.com/) (from Korea) to view all kinds of (strange) formats.:)