[FFmpeg-devel] Unicode filenames on Windows

dogwhis dogwhis at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 9 11:07:00 CEST 2012

Hi Reimar!

I wanna thank you for your input. Thanks to your advice the developer of 
DVBViewer Recording Service found the error on his (code)side. If you are 
intrested to read about it here is the thread:

Many thanks from
From: "ReimarDöffinger" <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 8:48 PM
To: "FFmpeg development discussions and patches" <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Unicode filenames on Windows

> On Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 08:38:03PM +0200, dogwhis wrote:
>> 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.
> This belongs on -users or probably rather some Windows-related
> list/forum.
> Since those characters are almost certainly not part of the system
> charset to my knowledge it will not be possible to enter them at the 
> console.
> A process using them as CreateProcessW argument should work just fine
> though.
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