[MPlayer-users] Unicode filename?

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Tue May 3 20:32:03 CEST 2011

On 3 May 2011, at 20:05, Krzysztof Duchnowski <amidk75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> W dniu 03.05.2011 19:54, Christer Toll pisze:
>> Unfortunately, I'm using Windows and can't compile MPlayer myself (I lack a 
>> good (or any, to be honest) compiler). Is there a way to find out what 
>> options were used during compile?
> Unicode support in Windows is... when I used XP it I was forced to use
> international ISO environement for my language and any Unicode filenames
> in file manager wasn't usable - was forced to use e-Mule in order to
> rename it, and not only Explorer but DirectoryOpus to was inoperational
> with it.
> If environment from which you run MPlayer is not supporting it correctly
> then... no love.

Due to the idiotic way Windows added Unicode support there is no well-working way yet.
However you can use the short (8.3/DOS) filename.
What might also work is playing via ffmpeg://file:// but note that you have to specify the filename UTF-8 encoded then and I doubt there is a sane way to do that.

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