[FFmpeg-devel] Unicode filenames on Windows

dogwhis dogwhis at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 7 20:38:03 CEST 2012

Hi Derek!

Thanks for your answer. The HTPC software feeds the unicode filename movie 
via command line automatically. Manually testing the ffmpeg through cmd.exe 
(Win7) still gives me trouble with these unicode symbols. Could you make it 
work with this filename?
20120407_13-14-01_TV3_Greedy - ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆.ts
If so how?
Hopefully your e-mail application supports unicode in order to be abled to 
see the stars.
Maybe you have some .ts file you could rename.


From: "Derek Buitenhuis" <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 7:23 PM
To: "FFmpeg development discussions and patches" <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
Cc: "Derek Buitenhuis" <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Unicode filenames on Windows

> On 07/04/2012 1:09 PM, dogwhis wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Desperately seeking FFmpeg support for unicode filenames on Windows. As a 
>> HTPC user all software are now unciode converted and it gives nice 
>> possibilities with unicode stars for rating of movies and much other 
>> bling. Unfortunately the HTPC software uses FFmpeg (streaming to 
>> iphones/ipads) and having the bling in the filename, FFmpeg fails to 
>> process it due to the lack of unicode filename support. Hopefully you 
>> could implement it soon in...that would be true greatness
>> Best regards
>> dogwhis
> ffmpeg.exe can take unicode filenames just fine for me (from cmd.exe, Win 
> 7).
> I find it more likely a bug in your HTPC software.
> - Derek
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