I have noticed that XBMC has a major issue with M3U playlists containing Umlauts encoded in UTF8, these files simply cannot be played. You can test that behaviour easily if you use for example Media Monkey, and export a playlist containing files that containing german Umlauts like ä. ö or ü.
Here is one example:
#EXTINF:19,Artist - My Song
Can anybody please fix this issue?
#UTF8 in M3U files not handled correctly
Joined: Oct 2005
2011-08-05 19:20 Post: #1
Joined: Oct 2003
2011-08-06 00:03 Post: #2
Looks like someones gone and added another tag to an m3u file that isn't necessary (why don't they just save the file in utf8). A patch to support it would be welcome - see PlaylistM3U.cpp.
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