Bug 35742 - Video and audio with not ascii filenames or path don't play
Summary: Video and audio with not ascii filenames or path don't play
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.1 RC1
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Radek Doulik
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-28 08:19 UTC by adilalou
Modified: 2015-04-23 15:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description adilalou 2011-03-28 08:19:11 UTC
I insert video and audio in libreoffice 3.3.1 but it doesn't play anything if the filename has non ascii characters or if there are non ascii characters in the path. I tried with mp3 and avi files.
Comment 1 RGB 2011-05-06 15:12:11 UTC
I can confirm the problem on both, 3.3.2 and 3.4 beta. If I have a video on the folder ~/Vídeo (with a diacritic on the i -the correct Spanish spelling) LibO do not play it, but if I copy the same video to another location without diacritics on path, it works without problems.
I must add that when the video is on the location with diacritics LibO do not show error messages or warnings: it just do nothing with the video.
Comment 2 Noel Power 2011-05-09 03:08:36 UTC
probably a simple string decoding problem somewhere along the line ( worse it works with the oracle version ) Radek, can you have a look
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:41:35 UTC
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Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-04-23 15:14:23 UTC
To make sure, I had a folder named í and a file named í.wav inside it, inserted to Impress and it played fine. WFM.

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit 
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