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Kataan

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« on: 2016-09-09 20:40:47 »
Will there be an addition of the ability to open webp or even possibly webm files within Thumbs Plus? I am starting to get several webp files and it would be nice if this would be supported.

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« Reply #1 on: 2016-09-09 21:15:26 »
For .webp, see this message: http://forums.cerious.com/forum/index.php?id=4996

(I haven't checked if the information is still current)

For .webm, you should be able to view and thumbnail those if you have a suitable codec on your system.

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« Reply #2 on: 2016-09-09 23:25:35 »
Thank you for the link to the previous posts.

The information for the post has allowed me to do all that I really wanted. Which was the ability to view and create thumbnails. At least for now I have no need for editing them. :)


Just FYI:

I have installed the webp codec from Google. It has enabled Windows Explorer to created thumbnails and the various Windows image viewers to load webp images. However has had no effect on ThumbsPlus.

https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/webp_codec

I am running ThumbsPlus Pro 10 SP1 (4011)
Windows 10 Pro x64 10.0.14393 (All updates)

Thank you agine for your help!
Matthew

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« Reply #3 on: 2016-09-09 23:48:18 »
Happy to help and glad to hear that you got the webp images to work!

> I have installed the webp codec from Google. It has enabled Windows Explorer to created thumbnails and the various Windows image viewers to load webp images. However has had no effect on ThumbsPlus.

Yes, that makes sense. A Windows codec, originally, is a (de)coder for video files and streams. It hooks into Windows' Directshow interface, which is what ThumbsPlus uses to thumbnail and display videos.

Microsoft later introduced an interface for images called Windows Imaging Component, WIC for short. This uses a different kind of (de)coders, not for movies but for images, and some refer to those as codecs too. ThumbsPlus does not use these WIC-codecs (but maybe it should?).

Anyway, a codec for .webm videos (VP8 or VP9 encoded) is part of the [link=https://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm]K-Lite Codec Pack[/link], so if you want to get those videos to work in ThumbsPlus too, that's one possible source.