after importing jpegs & mpegs into premier 8 the pics display as thumbnails but the videos do not. Instead just a film strip icon with the name of the video. the video wont play in the organizer. However video thumbnails display & play if I open them in a project. strange???!
With your MPEGs, it depends on how your system is set up and if they are compatible.
But, with JPEGs, the thumbnails simply may not have been generated yet. It takes a while (depending on how much media you have on your computer and how fast your computer is) for the Organizer to build your initial catalog and generate all of the thumbnails. Be patient. Each time you turn your Organizer on, it's working. Eventually they'll show up -- and then they'll be there for as long as you keep your catalog.
NOTE: The exception is if you are running the 64-bit version of Windows 7, which is not yet fully compatible with this program.