Thank you Mr. Inzer for your reply.
The regsvr32 command (run from an elevated command prompt) did not work
(module not found).
I did an advanced search on my C: drive (including system and hidden files),
and I do not have shmedia.dll. Could this be because I am running Vista
I ran the reg fix from the site that you suggested. SOME avi files are now
showing a proper thumbnail. I deleted the thumbnail cache; however, still
only some avi's are displaying properly.
Thank you again for your help.
"John Inzer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Cal Bear '66 wrote:
>> I just bought a new computer with Vista x64 pre-installed.
>> Windows Explorer displays proper thumbnails for .wmv and .mpg videos
>> files; however, only a generic thumbnail is displayed for all .AVI
>> I installed the CCCP codec pack, but it did not solve the problem.
>> I went to the Divx web site, and it says that their download is for
>> x86 only.
>> How can I get Windows Explorer to display proper thumbnails for AVI
>> files with Vista x64?
> No guarantees...but running the followng command may help...
> Open the Run Box by holding your Windows Logo key and press R...
> (Picture of Windows Logo Key
> In the Run Box...type or copy/paste...
> regsvr32 shmedia.dll
> (yes...there is a space between 2 and s)
> You should see a dialog that states:
> "DllRegisterServer in shmedia.dll succeeded"
> Or...maybe the following article would be worth a look:
> FIX: Missing Thumbnails for Videos
> (WMV, AVI, MPG) in Windows Explorer
> http://www.hanselman.com/blog/FIXMis...xp lorer.aspx
> Good luck...
> J. Inzer MS-MVP
> Digital Media Experience
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
> Proceed at your own risk