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


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.


  • Ricardo Villalba

    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.

  • Ricardo Villalba

    • assigned_to: nobody --> rvm
    • status: open --> closed
  • 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
  • Anonymous - 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


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