Windows10 64 bit operating system. When I'm using the following command

ffmpeg.exe -f gdigrab -framerate 16 -i title="Bassano_Virtus_55_ST_vs_FC_Südtirol" -b:v 768k  -s "1024x768" -loglevel verbose test.flv

i'm getting this error:

[gdigrab @ 0000000002677600] Can't find window 'Bassano_Virtus_55_ST_vs_FC_S├╝dtirol', aborting.
title=Bassano_Virtus_55_ST_vs_FC_S├╝dtirol: Input/output error

At the same time, when I'm using this command without accented characters, everything is working. Thank you.

  • Try changing the code page for your cmd shell.
    – DavidPostill
    Sep 13, 2016 at 16:13
  • chcp 65001 does not help, though the error message is displayed correctly
    – RdB
    Sep 13, 2016 at 16:23

1 Answer 1


According to old discussions I found on the ffmpeg site, it does not support unicode. If it is indeed an ANSI application, this might explain why it cannot handle accented characters.

I think your best option, if you don't want to become an ffmpeg developer, is to change the title of the window before starting ffmpeg.

Here are some free products I have found but never used :

You might need to run them as Administrator.

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