i imagine it's a multi-byte character problem.
if one of the bytes is 0, the reading of the string will terminate.
i don't really work with character sets; ascii is as far as i go.
Originally Posted by ryran
I think you responded to my last post in the v1 thread so quickly that you didn't see my edit, so here it is agaaaaain.
In other news, if I start mplayer in slave mode on its own and try the get_file_name command, it's reported properly... so I'm guessing this is a problem with the character set for your fb-painting code. But I probably should leave the guessing to you.