Mplayer can't play a movie in Korean Language environment.

Bug #178602 reported by Gazrang on 2007-12-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mplayer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mplayer

I use Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on my ThinkPad in Korean Language environment. All menus and home subdirectories are Korean thanks to quality localization.

I installed mplayer via Synaptic. But mplayer fails to play video which located in directory with Korean Character in its location. It does play a movie very well when the directory name is only English Character. I think this is somewhat annoying bug because I should place my movies on uncomfortable places to see movies.

I hope developers find the cause of this bug.

Gazrang (gazrang) wrote :

I found some workaround about this bug from the web.

"/usr/share/applications/mplayer.desktop ", which contains
[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=Multimedia player
Comment=Multimedia player
Comment[es]=Reproductor multimedia
Comment[fr]=Lecteur multimédia
Comment[it]=Lettore multimediale
Exec=gmplayer %F

you should change "Exec=gmplayer %u" to "Exec=gmplayer %F", this is a quick solution. But I think that It should be fixed by mplayer itself, not by users.

description: updated
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-11-20
Changed in mplayer:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Can you please tell us if this bug is still not fixed?

Changed in mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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