[MPlayer-users] Unicode filename?

Christer Toll christer.toll at bredband.net
Tue May 3 20:46:38 CEST 2011

Ah... The old 8.3 filenames. I had completely forgot about them! It works 
when I use them, yes. Too bad Java doesn't seem to have any way to directly 
get those filenames... Ah well, time to parse dir-output I suppose. Thanks!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reimar Döffinger" <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>
To: "MPlayer usage questions, feature requests,bug reports" 
<mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] Unicode filename?

> 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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