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VSE: video strip with name in foreign language don't display video in sequencer
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-8.1-6.3.9600 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GT 740M/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 376.54

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 75), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-29 14:47, hash: rBf6cb5f54494e
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
I imported video downloaded from youtube which had its name written in language(Hindi) other than english.
The preview window was not showing the video. But it shown the video when I did two things.

  1. Shortened the name in Hindi
  2. Changed the name from Hindi to English

So issue is either length of name or language of name.

Attaching Video proof of that

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Use this video as a sample :
Download it using this website :
Import the downloaded video to VSE, either by using "Shift+A>Video" or "Drag and Drop"
The video doesn't display video in the preview window.



Event Timeline

No need for video evidence, just say, that you got bunch of rectangles instead of hindi.

I don't know to what extent we want to support this.

Does these files display correctly if your turn on our international font? Edit / Preferences / Interface. And just click the checkbox for "Translation". No need to select a different language. Just turning on that checkmark swaps out the font we use for a fancier one that contains more characters, including Hindi.

I think there will be a different error that keeps these files from playing, but it would be nice to know if they display correctly there with the other font.