shagrath wrote:post some non working filenames here... I'll try to test them
Turns out that it's not the filenames that were causing the problem. Rather, it's where they're stored. The problematic files were stored on a shared NAS drive. I did a test and copied one of these error files to an internal hard drive and an external usb drive, and both of them showed up and transcoded fine with no re-naming of the file. So, the problem is that the PS3 media server can't display chinese character files that are stored on a NAS drive. Not sure if there's an easy fix to this peculiar bug.