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MPlayer - Playing chinese files with chinese filenames.

I have one problem.

It seems that it can't even play any file (that i know works) if the filenames are in chinese characters example (哦指导- 大mouth.[whatever filetype] To play them i have to rename it again. Which is a tad too much of a hassle for me.

Any suggestions on this?

Here's the screenshot.
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/6783/mplayer.png

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I'd recommend using VLC for now which is much better maintained on Windows. We're going to be dropping MPlayer since it looks like they'll never do a stable release again. We'll probably package SMPlayer instead and let them worry about which nightly build of MPlayer to include.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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SMPlayer will not play them either.

SMPlayer is improving all the time to the point where I am starting to use it more than my favourite which is KMPlayer. Unfortunately SMPlayer won't play files with chinese characters because it still uses MPlayer under the hood. Elsewhere on this site you will find some development versions of Mediaplayer Classic or Mediaplayer Home Cinema. They will play the files with chinese characters.

Update: https://portableapps.com/node/15030

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VLC or MPC HC

Why i choose Mplayer as my 2nd preferred player? (1st is K-lite pack)
because it is fast and easy. I Find VLC bloated.

So Can MPC HC plays all types of files preferably .rmvb and mkv?

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Codecs

In my previous post I gave the link for MPC-HC.
I have taken this package and added codecs as shown below.

I had previously downloaded "windows essentials" codec pack for use with SMPlayer. I have set up 2 versions of MPC HC.
1. For playing rmvb, I copied the real player codecs to:
D:\portableapps\MPC-HC Real Movies Portable\App\MPC-HC
5/04/2007 2:11:44 a.m. A----- 27,136 cook.dll
10/12/2002 3:24:52 a.m. A----- 94,208 drv33260.dll
10/12/2002 3:27:24 a.m. A----- 100,864 drv43260.dll
29/11/2008 8:02:24 p.m. A----- 2,748,416 mplayerc.exe
5/04/2007 2:12:36 a.m. A----- 122,880 pncrt.dll
18/09/2007 4:27:38 p.m. A----- 171,520 RealMediaSplitter.ax
10/12/2002 3:20:04 a.m. A----- 52,736 sipr3260.dll
9/06/2002 7:34:38 p.m. A----- 27,648 tokr3260.dll
I then used appcompactor to reduce the installed package to 3.34 Mb.

2. For all other movies I copied the entire codec pack to the same relative location & made another portable package:
D:\portableapps\MPC-HC All Movies Portable\App\MPC-HC
10/04/2001 9:39:42 p.m. A----- 61,952 acelpdec.ax
7/01/2002 12:00:00 a.m. A----- 38,912 alf2cd.acm
24/03/2004 7:21:16 a.m. A----- 48,128 aslcodec_dshow.dll
4/07/2004 6:19:34 p.m. A----- 92,160 AvidQTAVUICodec.qtx
18/04/2001 11:54:08 a.m. A----- 76,800 BeHereiVideo.qtx
21/04/2002 1:58:52 a.m. A----- 93,696 CLRVIDDC.DLL
21/04/2002 1:52:32 a.m. A----- 57,856 clrviddd.dll
5/04/2007 2:11:44 a.m. A----- 27,136 cook.dll
21/04/2002 11:22:24 a.m. A----- 29,184 CtWbJpg.DLL
14/08/1996 12:41:24 p.m. A----- 39,312 DECVW_32.DLL
10/12/2002 3:24:52 a.m. A----- 94,208 drv33260.dll
10/12/2002 3:27:24 a.m. A----- 100,864 drv43260.dll
2/06/2004 6:37:04 p.m. A----- 199,680 iac25_32.ax
3/05/2001 3:29:40 p.m. A----- 129,024 icmw_32.dll
7/07/1997 11:32:54 a.m. A----- 165,376 ir41_32.dll
9/03/2000 8:17:00 p.m. A----- 219,136 ir50_32.dll
4/11/2001 12:40:52 a.m. A----- 72,192 ivvideo.dll
30/11/2002 11:55:08 p.m. A----- 39,936 jp2avi.dll
23/03/2004 12:57:34 a.m. A----- 97,792 LCMW2.dll
23/03/2004 12:57:26 a.m. A----- 30,720 LCODCCMW2E.dll
21/04/2002 11:09:52 a.m. A----- 33,040 lhacm.acm
14/11/2004 10:02:34 p.m. A----- 204,800 lsvxdec.dll
12/11/2002 9:53:26 a.m. A----- 164,352 m3jp2k32.dll
14/02/2004 9:10:02 p.m. A----- 57,344 mi-sc4.acm
29/11/2008 8:02:24 p.m. A----- 2,748,416 mplayerc.exe
26/06/2001 5:53:00 p.m. A----- 167,696 msh261.drv
15/04/1999 8:10:34 p.m. A----- 424,960 msms001.vwp
7/12/2001 2:27:00 p.m. A----- 76,112 msscds32.ax
21/04/2002 3:30:58 a.m. A----- 49,664 nsrt2432.acm
5/04/2007 2:12:36 a.m. A----- 122,880 pncrt.dll
16/12/1996 12:00:00 a.m. A----- 17,408 qpeg32.dll
8/11/2002 8:04:42 p.m. A----- 102,912 qtmlClient.dll
23/04/2009 5:13:50 p.m. A----- 0 QuickTime.qtp
27/05/2003 12:42:58 p.m. A----- 4,544,512 QuickTime.qts
27/05/2003 12:42:58 p.m. A----- 563,200 QuickTimeEssentials.qtx
27/05/2003 12:42:58 p.m. A----- 904,704 QuickTimeInternetExtras.qtx
18/09/2007 4:27:38 p.m. A----- 171,520 RealMediaSplitter.ax
21/04/2002 3:32:26 a.m. A----- 208,896 rt32dcmp.dll
10/12/2002 3:20:04 a.m. A----- 52,736 sipr3260.dll
9/06/2002 7:34:38 p.m. A----- 27,648 tokr3260.dll
19/12/2004 5:51:04 p.m. A----- 371,712 tvqdec.dll
12/11/1996 10:12:08 a.m. A----- 35,363 VDODEC32.dll
18/08/2003 6:52:00 p.m. A----- 82,432 vdowave.drv
28/03/2003 4:03:00 p.m. A----- 211,968 ViVD2.dll
3/05/2001 3:34:06 p.m. A----- 122,880 vivog723.acm
10/04/2005 6:06:50 p.m. A----- 46,592 vmnc.dll
15/04/1999 4:10:36 p.m. A----- 56,320 voxmsdec.ax
28/04/2004 12:39:04 a.m. A----- 167,936 vp4vfw.dll
12/02/2004 9:39:38 a.m. A----- 162,816 vp6vfw.dll
11/05/2006 8:21:24 p.m. A----- 272,896 vp7vfw.dll
10/04/2003 12:49:06 a.m. A----- 43,008 vssh264.dll
10/04/2003 12:49:10 a.m. A----- 19,968 vssh264core.dll
10/04/2003 12:49:44 a.m. A----- 150,528 vssh264dec.dll
3/05/2005 4:23:44 p.m. A----- 193,024 vsshdsd.dll
10/04/2003 12:48:44 a.m. A----- 240,264 vsslight.dll
10/04/2003 12:48:58 a.m. A----- 73,216 vsswlt.dll
29/10/2002 5:03:34 p.m. A----- 159,864 wma9dmod.dll
28/10/2002 3:11:52 p.m. A----- 159,848 wmadmod.dll
11/08/2004 1:44:20 a.m. A----- 274,680 wmsdmod.dll
28/04/2004 12:43:46 a.m. A----- 216,680 wmspdmod.dll
20/11/2002 10:03:08 p.m. A----- 288,888 wmv9dmod.dll
18/10/2004 9:33:50 a.m. A----- 390,904 wmvadvd.dll
28/10/2002 3:12:06 p.m. A----- 288,872 wmvdmod.dll
3/07/2004 12:36:44 a.m. A----- 38,411 wnvwinx.dll
20/05/2006 5:16:46 p.m. A----- 395,480 wvc1dmod.dll
31/01/2003 12:00:00 a.m. A----- 35,840 xanlib.dll
This package is 16.2 Mb & plays many more formats.

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That's great.

CAn you supply for me the exact setting you have?

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I'm not sure what you mean ? Which setting?

I used appcompactor to compress only the \app directory. Appcompactor was left at its default settings. Do not compress the portable program launcher otherwise it will not work.

I have done this to suit my own needs and the main file types that I use are rmvb, mpg, mov & mp4 so I hope this helps you. Basically the final setup will depend on what codecs that you need for your normal file types. In the past I would really hacked off when people would make claims that a particular program would play virtually every file type available, including rmvb - yeah right! - I wasted so much time downloading programs only to find that you still needed to download huge codec packs which gave very bloated installations.

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Since you have all the stuff

Since you have all the stuff done.
Care to give me a copy of yours? I would like to evaluate it.
& i'm using K-lite codec pack (mega pack) .. SO im pretty lost. Sad

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You will need to check with

You will need to check with one of the moderators here to see if it allowable to do that. However, I have used the K-Lite pack before & it also has the media player classic as part of it, so you should be able to play these files.

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If that' so..

Can i just copy all the files over K-lite into \apps directory?

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Yes - you can copy but only as shown below

I have listed out each step as shown below.
I hope that this makes it easier to understand.
Also, remember that this was done to suit my own requirements.
This will allow you to have a small portable installation that will play files named with chinese characters.

1. Download MPC_HC from here.
https://portableapps.com/node/15030

2. Install it.

Mine was installed onto my D: of my laptop.

Go to D:\portableapps\MPC-HCPortable\App\MPC-HC\
delete all the files except mplayerc.exe. This saves 11.95 Mb.
Note: the files deleted are language files. I don't need them for an english only installion. Another file is an icon library file which I believe allows you to change the program icon. The program seems to run ok without it.

If you want to save more space, then you can delete the
D:\portableapps\MPC-HCPortable\Other
D:\portableapps\MPC-HCPortable\help.html

3. Download a codec pack that will play the file types that you have.
I used the "win essentials" codec pack, but you can use any codec that will play the file types that you have. If your K-Lite pack has the same files as I have listed in my previous post then just copy them over as in step 4 below.

4. Extract the codecs & copy them into the following directory.

D:\portableapps\MPC-HCPortable\App\MPC-HC\

Note: the codecs are going to where mplayerc.exe is so that the program can find & use the codecs. You can do a search on the net for a program called "Universal Extractor" which allows you to extract files from programs without installing them. Try looking at http://www.portablefreeware.com/?sc=124&p=2 If you want a smaller installation, then you can use appcompactor (from this site) to shrink the files. However, only shrink the files & directories in \App & below. Do not shrink the launcher program (D:\portableapps\MPC-HCPortable\MPC-HCPortable.exe) otherwise the program will not start.

As I have shown in my previous post, I was able to get an installation of only 3.34 Mb that will play real movies (rm & rmvb). I also renamed my installation from D:\portableapps\MPC-HCPortable to D:\portableapps\MPC-HC Real Movies Portable to distinguish it from a standard install.
Remember that mplayerc.exe (the main program file of this installation) will play several different file types because it has some built in codecs, so all you have to do is add what it does not already have.

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So All the codecs should be

So All the codecs should be in just one folder with mplayerc.exe rather than few folders of codecs right?

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YES!

That's right

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Great.

This Set Up Is pretty neat.
Thanks for the tips.
I'll be using this for some while. Smile

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