Encoding Actions Plugin

With this plugin, users of AutoPlay Media Studio, Setup Factory, TrueUpdate and Visual Patch can perform character transformations between different types of encodings. This plugin recognizes 76 different encodings that can be used in transformations of strings and files.

Software Compatibility

AutoPlay Media Studio (versions 7 and 8)
Setup Factory (versions 7 to 9.5)
Visual Patch


  • Encoding.ConvertFile()
  • Encoding.ConvertString()
  • Encoding.ReadToString()
  • Encoding.ReadToTable()
  • Encoding.WriteFromString()
  • Encoding.WriteFromTable()

Example: Greek

Here you can see how to display Greek in AutoPlay Media Studio. I took a filler text (Lorem Ipsum) using Greek characters, and displayed them in a Paragraph object:

You need to configure the Paragraph object to the correct charset, as shown in this image:

Then, just load the text in the original encoding and convert it using this plugin into a format that AutoPlay Media Studio can handle and display correctly:

txt = Encoding.ReadToString("AutoPlay\\Docs\\Greek-Lipsum.txt", "utf-8", "windows-1253");
Paragraph.SetText("ConvertedText", txt);

Example: Russian

Supported character encodings

  • asmo-708
  • big5
  • cp866
  • cp875
  • dos-720
  • dos-862
  • euc-jp
  • euc-kr
  • gb2312
  • ibm00858
  • ibm037
  • ibm437
  • ibm500
  • ibm737
  • ibm775
  • ibm850
  • ibm852
  • ibm855
  • ibm857
  • ibm860
  • ibm861
  • ibm863
  • ibm864
  • ibm865
  • ibm869
  • ibm870
  • iso-2022-jp
  • iso-2022-kr
  • iso-8859-1
  • iso-8859-2
  • iso-8859-3
  • iso-8859-4
  • iso-8859-5
  • iso-8859-6
  • iso-8859-7
  • iso-8859-8
  • iso-8859-9
  • iso-8859-13


  • iso-8859-15
  • koi8-r
  • koi8-u
  • ks_c_5601-1987
  • macintosh
  • shift_jis
  • unicode
  • unicodefffe
  • us-ascii
  • utf-7
  • utf-8
  • utf-32
  • utf-32be
  • windows-874
  • windows-1250
  • windows-1251
  • windows-1252
  • windows-1253
  • windows-1254
  • windows-1255
  • windows-1256
  • windows-1257
  • windows-1258
  • x-mac-arabic
  • x-mac-ce
  • x-mac-chinesesimp
  • x-mac-chinesetrad
  • x-mac-croatian
  • x-mac-cyrillic
  • x-mac-greek
  • x-mac-hebrew
  • x-mac-icelandic
  • x-mac-japanese
  • x-mac-korean
  • x-mac-romanian
  • x-mac-thai
  • x-mac-turkish
  • x-mac-ukrainian


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