[vlc-devel] Re: Building Win32 versions of VLC

Gildas Bazin gbazin at netcourrier.com
Wed Mar 12 11:34:00 CET 2003

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 09:52:21 -0000
Ditta Khan wrote:
>Can anyone relate their their experience in trying to build the VLC (0.5.1) client in the MingGW environment under Windows 2000. I am having great difficulty in in doing this. I am a newbie to linux-style development and Videolan.
>I've managed to build libdvdcss without much hassle - so my MingW environment has been setup OK? I am currently finding the VLC configure script hangs when trying to create the makefiles. 

MSYS doesn't work anymore with the current vlc build.
I currently use cygwin (www.cygwin.com) and have no problems with it.
Fo instructions on using cygwin, look at the INSTALL.win32 file in vlc source tree.

>Do I need to run the bootstrap script beforehand? What is its purpose? Do I need to build and install the autoconf, automake, m4 tools?

Everything is documented in vlc source tree in the INSTALL.win32.

>What environment do most of you guys use or what would you recommend for creating the win32 version?

We usually cross-compile it under linux :) But using cygwin works fine as well. You can also try the MSVC project files in the vlc-0.5.2 release, they should mostly work but are still experimental.

We'll hopefully have more documentation on the win32 build process available soon. 

Hope this helps,


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