[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] encode mov metadata to UTF-8

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Feb 2 20:43:27 CET 2010

On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 08:24:39PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 07:45:45PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> > Hello,
> > not sure if it is correct, since it assumes metadata is store in latin-1 for
> > all the cases that code handles, however it fixes the output for
> > http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/V-codecs/SVQ3/Vertical400kbit.sorenson3.mov
> > correctly displaying the (c) sign (on and UTF-8 console at least).
> what about some function that takes a string and returns a guess if its
> more likely latin1 or utf8 ?
> I think the probability of random latin1 to parse as valid utf8 is low

Well, we may know if it's UTF-8 like that, but we still don't know what it
is otherwise (which is the problem with real).
I haven't bothered to understand the code, but I think mov has some "legacy"
metadata format that actually has to be in latin1, in which case this
code might be completely correct without any such function.

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