#392 WAV to FLAC error with greek filenames,


Hi all,

I tried converting a wav file with a greek filename to flac, by using the FLAC Front End, It made an error : Run-time error '53': File not found.

When i give as input a wav file with latin caracters there is no problem at all.

So i'm quite sure the problem comes with wav files containing greek caracters in their name.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, in english.

Here is some feedback i got from hydrogene audio :

flac.exe is being invoked through a command shell, which is like a DOS prompt, so the characters are converted to what's valid there. This will only be 8-bit characters, whatever your system's ANSI set is (Windows-1252 for most folks). So probably things like é and ä will work but Greek is not an option unless you're using a Greek version of Windows.

Thank you


  • Erik

    Erik - 2014-03-24
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: Erik
    • Group: --> 1.3.0
  • Erik

    Erik - 2014-03-24

    I believe this was fixed in the flac 1.3.0 release. Please re-open if that is not the case.


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