I'm having trouble passing non-ANSI data from a Perl script to the dBpoweramp Music Converter using its COM interface. Perl strings from a UTF-8 script end up expanded instead of UTF-16 encoded (e.g. \xc3 \xbc from the script appears in an MP3 tag as \xc3 \x00 \xbc \x00 instead of x\fc \x00.) Can someone please suggest how I can test this further to see whether the problem is in Win32::OLE? Are there any standard COM objects other than Microsoft Excel that are commonly used for testing this module? Thanks.
use Win32::OLE ();
my $filename = shift or die "No file specified\n";
my $dmcconverter = Win32::OLE->new('dMCScripting.Converter')
or die "Can't create dMCScripting.Converter object: $!\n";
$dmcconverter->WriteIDTag( $filename, 'artist', 'The Crüxshadows' );
UPDATE: I have verified that VB Script can read UTF-8 data from a file and set the ID tag correctly, so I believe the problem is in Win32::OLE. If someone can tell me how I might work around this problem (e.g. with Win32::OLE::Variant) I would be grateful. Thanks.