Wrong character encoding of URL provided to media player
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The video [[:File:Hallands%C3%A5sen_TBM_model_-_01.webm]] won't play in the online Commons media player. The media player opens, but nothing is shown. In Firefox or Chromium, I can right click on the (empty) video area and select "Show video" or "Open video in new tab", respectively, which will let the internet browser open the media file directly without the Commons media player. However, doing so gives a '''404 Not Found''', because the URL (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/0/08/Hallands%C3%83%C2%A5sen_TBM_model_-_01.webm/Hallands%C3%83%C2%A5sen_TBM_model_-_01.webm.480p.webm) is probably not encoded in the right way. Replacing "Ã¥" with "å" in the URL seems to help. I guess that this is why the Commons media player isn't able to play the file. The problem can also be seen with other files with non ASCII file names, for example [[:File:Gierfähre Rathen.webm]].
--[[User:Luen|Luen]] ([[User talk:Luen|<span class="signature-talk">talk</span>]]) 13:21, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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McZusatz created this task.Nov 3 2013, 3:28 PM

Changing priority to high. We're a multilingual project, and should be able to have video files with non-ascii characters in it. Additionally, character encoding issues are so 1999...

This bug is also related to the MediaPopUp feature, and is only present on files narrower than 800px as far as I can tell.

mailstorpk wrote:

I would like to work on this bug. Can anyone please assign it to me.

Prepare the patch.

TheDJ added a comment.Nov 19 2014, 1:51 PM

No longer able to reproduce. Anyone else ?

I fixed a similar issue a whileback, maybe it fixed this one.

Gilles lowered the priority of this task from "High" to "Normal".Nov 24 2014, 2:17 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 6:38 PM
TheDJ closed this task as "Resolved".Oct 25 2015, 2:14 PM
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Let's consider this fixed.

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