[vlc-devel] Re: compile plugin for windows

Ahsan Habib habib at SIMS.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Feb 10 22:12:43 CET 2006

Dear Jean-Paul,

Many thanks for your help.

Now, I get to the point where the newly built vlc player and the activex 
plugin is working fine. (fullscreen function of activex plugin does not 
work). However, the mozilla plugin is NOT working, which is the main 
reason I started compiling vlc in XP using cygwin. My goal is to add fast 
play to mozilla plugin. I already have done it for Linux and it works 
fine. The windows one is not working.

I am following the instruction written by Jean-Paul. Here is my config 

./bootstrap && \
PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/win32/lib/pkgconfig \
CPPFLAGS="-I/cygdrive/c/gecko-sdk/include -I/usr/win32/include 
-I/usr/win32/include/ebm l" \
LDFLAGS="-L/usr/win32/lib -L/cygdrive/d/gecko-sdk/lib" \
CC="gcc -mno-cygwin" CXX="g++ -mno-cygwin" \
./configure \
--disable-sdl \
--disable-gtk \
--enable-nls \
--enable-ffmpeg --with-ffmpeg-mp3lame --with-ffmpeg-faac \
--enable-libmpeg2 \
--with-ffmpeg-zlib --enable-faad --enable-flac --enable-theora \
--with-wx-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
--with-freetype-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
--with-fribidi-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
--enable-caca --with-caca-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
--with-xml2-config-path=/usr/win32/bin \
--disable-cddax --disable-vcdx --enable-goom \
--enable-toolame \
--disable-debug \
--enable-optimizations \
--enable-release \
--enable-mozilla \
--with-mozilla-sdk-path=/cygdrive/c/gecko-sdk \
--enable-activex \
--disable-mkv \
--disable-ebml \
--disable-livedotcom \

If you see anything that might be the reason that mozilla plugin is not 
working, please let me know. It will be a great help for me.

Would you guys consider providing fast play and slow play for mozilla 
plugin in your next release? It will take only one minute of your time to 
expose these two functions.

The fullscreen feature of activex plugin does not work. I tried the vlc 
distribution and also the newly complied one. Do you think of any reason 
why fullscreen does not work?

Many thanks for your time and help. If I can be any help for the project, 
I would like to do it.



> You need the packaging make file targets for building vlc. Like:
> - for zip only
> make package-win32-base-zip
> - with NSIS installer
> make package-win32-base-exe
> - with NSIS installer (cygwin)
> make package-win32-base-exe-cygwin
> NSIS is an open source windows installer that can be found on sourceforge.
> These targets will have all libraries included that are needed for running 
> VLC. The NSIS based installer rules will create an vlc.exe installer that 
> will make the necessarey registery entries for  the ActiveX and mozilla 
> plugins under Windows.
> Please try to use vlc-devel at videolan.org for your questions, so that more 
> people can read your question and answer then when I do not have time to do 
> so.
> Good luck
> Jean-Paul Saman.
> Ahsan Habib wrote:
>> Dear Jean-Paul Saman,
>> I successfully compile vlc in Windows using cygwin. I am following the 
>> instructions provided in the vlc website.
>> When I run vlc, it does not find libebml.dll, libmatroska.dll, and 
>> cygwin1.dll. When I copy those dll to the dir that has vlc.exe, then the 
>> vlc player works fine. Do you know what I am doing wrong? I don't know how 
>> to fix this problem.
>> I need to use the mozilla plugin. The newly built plugin does not work. May 
>> be it needs the dll files. Any suggestion to fix the problem?
>> I badly need your help. I am stucked for a while on this.
>> Thanks for your time. I really appreciate it.
>> Regards,
>> --Ahsan

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