Windows Explorer is very slow to show thumbnails of video clips. It can take over a minute depending upon the number of files in the folder. Are there any settings that can be changed to speed up the process? Thanks
Good old Win XP used the very first frame in a video file to show in the thumbnail - that was fast.
Then, developing Win 7, some Microsoft wizzard decided that 'the first frame' was not good enough: Windows should search in the first seconds of the video (after some rules) and then show a frame from this place - and that takes time.
Unfortunately MS did not keep the old XP program-code together with the new code so that a user could decide by himself if he wanted the fast XP thumbnails or the slow 7 thumbnails.
The slow thumbnails are also the way that 8 does it - and there is still no setting for it - I dunno for W10 - I will not touch it until SP1.
Strange how software companies do not listen to their users - just like we are struck with the totally disturbing "smart resample" by default in Vegas for version after version.... :- )