#342 Can't play video with foreign language file names..

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2009-12-01
2009-11-25
1bader
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Smplayer basically won't play files that have foreign language file names, which force users to rename it to English names. Also, Smplayer displays something like this ♀≥C{ÜT for a foreign language subtitle and audio selection.

Discussion

  • You don't say what OS are you using. I guess it's Windows. In that case it's actually a bug in mplayer. There's a workaround, check the option "Pass short names to mplayer" in Preferences -> Advanced.

     
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  • 1bader
    1bader
    2009-12-01

    I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. ("Pass short names to mplayer" in Preferences -> Advanced) Did work for playing the foreign language file names, but it still displays ♀≥C{ÜT for a foreign language subtitle and audio selection.

     
  • 1bader
    1bader
    2009-12-01

    • status: closed --> open
     
  • azure
    azure
    2010-05-03

    I'm getting similar behavior. Just upgraded from 0.6.8 to 0.6.9 and i found that if file contains for example cyrillic letter in path then smplayer fails to play that file. I tried to downgrade back to 0.6.8 - everithing's ok.

    Additional info:
    Gentoo GNU/Linux x86_64, Qt 4.6.2, MPlayer SVN-r31098-4.4.3, SMplayer 0.6.9 (SVN r3447), locale is ru_RU.UTF-8