I'm running Loki with latest upgrades prior to Feb 25 2017. Some songs' names written in Cyrillic appear screwed. Interestingly, it doesn't apply to all Cyrillic names:

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Now these files with cryptic names in the Files app. Looks very normal:

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How can I fix this?

2 Answers 2


Looks like a mp3 tag coding issue in some files, you should ensure that all your mp3 tags are in utf-8.

  • I don't have this problem on Windows. Maybe it's not utf-8 but going through all of them and changing the tags kinda sucks. However, maybe it's possible to write a script for this, but I need to think about it. Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 14:26
  • Glad that it helped: you should answer your question not edit your question with the answer.
    – lemonslice
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 13:51


This tutorial helped me. Basically, I did this:

sudo apt install python-mutagen

find . -name "*mp3" -print0 | xargs -0 mid3iconv -e WINDOWS-1251 -d 

Be careful, this command directly edits the files, so before doing it, you have to be sure that it's the right encoding. Or just make a backup. Also you have to re-import that song to see the changes or play it from another directory.

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