Old 31st May 2001, 12:57   #1
caga
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Hi there,
How would you make it possible for winamp to play mp3 files with foreign characters in the file name (Turkish in this case). The only solution that I could find until now is to rename the file to english characters, and then to double click on it. Otherwise it does not play - not at all. But this method only works when you have a few songs. It really stinks when you got a CD load of mp3's , where you have to copy the file to your HD, rename it, and play it (and delete it if you don't like it).

I'll be glad if anyone can help..

ThnX

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Old 1st June 2001, 00:07   #2
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Try this plugin:
Tixoft Font Plug 11

Further info/tips etc can be found by using the search facilty, keyword = unicode
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Old 22nd June 2001, 06:11   #3
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Foreign characters - who to help ourselves

Hello -

I'm running into the same problem when Winamp is uncapable of playing files and directories with foreign characters in the names. So far WinAmp developers were not able to help, and now I'm willing try to help myself. Moderator, can you tell me were do I start with WinAmp development for this end? ... or should I just wait for WinAmp 3?

TIA

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Old 23rd June 2001, 02:02   #4
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btw, did the Tixoft plugin not work?
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Old 23rd June 2001, 21:43   #5
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No, it did not. Tixoft only helps to show Unicode song
titles in Winamp, and it does not help Winamp to
play/read Unicode file names.

I wrote a Windows script (JScript) program that
recursively walks over a Unicode directory of
files and for each MP3 (or another digital audio
file), it

1. Converts file Unicode base name into ANSI base name
2. Uses this ANSI name to make a copy of the file in
Windows TEMP directory.
3. Starts Winamp with the copy from Windows TEMP
directory. Winamp plays ANSI file names just fine,
and with the help of Tixoft I made Winamp to
properly display song titles.
4. The program then waits for Winamp to finish playing
and then goes to another audio file in the Unicode
directory.

The program takes the name of the Unicode directory
to play in its command line. The program isn't a
plug-in at all, and it needs customization for
conversion from Unicode into each specific ANSI
encoding, but I still find it useful. Let me know if
anyone is interested in having its source code.

thanks
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