Windows Media Player 11 SDK Support for Multiple Languages 

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Support for Multiple Languages

Windows Media Player 9 Series or later supports Windows Media metafiles created using the Unicode character set. This allows you to include multilingual metadata in your metafile playlist. The following rules govern the use of multilingual metadata in Windows Media metafiles:

  • Characters must be encoded using the UTF-8 encoding scheme.
  • The metafile playlist must include the following PARAM at the playlist level:
    <PARAM  NAME = "Encoding"  VALUE = "utf-8">
  • Only Windows Media Player 9 Series or later supports this functionality.
  • If the metafile playlist is not saved with UTF-8 encoding and the correct PARAM element, it will be parsed using the default system locale code page of the user's computer.

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