[vlc-devel] Re: Problem cross-compiling VLC under mingw
danbrwn at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 19:40:27 CET 2007
my past experience has shown cygwin will build. Having said that, the
only real way to get much help is to go to the irc pages for vlc and
hang out and ask questions. The specific questions you should ask
first are, what versions of the pre built libs work with what versions
of the snapshots. It is generally not a good idea to attempt to build
the latest versions on a platform other than linux. Most of the time
the pre-built lib packages are too far behind the current snapshot. If
you have built on linux, it is likely best to cross compile it for
On 2/8/07, ken <kens at campoz.fslife.co.uk> wrote:
> I am interested in working on the mini-project to develop DVB support
> for Windows.
> Target machine is a P3 500MHz WinXP Home with Hauppauge Nova-T-500 dual
> DVB-T tuners. On that machine I run DVB-Webscheduler and VLC to stream
> the files across my LAN.
> My development machine is a dual boot AMD64 Athlon 3200+ running both
> Win XP Pro and Ubuntu. I have installed gcc and also built a gcc
> cross-compiler for mingw.
> I am using gcc 4.1.2, mingw 3.4.5, binutils 3.17
> I've done lots of programming in many languages including c++ but for
> many years it has been a hobby rather than a profession. Included in
> that I have written the odd device driver but that was a long time ago.
> Downside is that I am not very familiar with BDA (although I have
> started studying it) and the svn thing is completely foreign to me. I'm
> also studying the relevant bits of VLC but struggling a bit to know
> where to start.
> I'm happy to do anything to help including coding, testing, documenting
> as I'd really like to get it working. I just need to be pointed in the
> right direction.
> As a start I've downloaded vlc.0.8.6a and compiled/linked successfully
> on linux. I then tried compiling for mingw and hit a few snags which I
> think are to do with compiler options as they happen in win32 specific
> My configure is at http://paste.videolan.org/1309
> My first error was in cdrom.c - output log is at
> This seems to be related to the use of the FARPROC cast. I made a change
> (which I now believe to be wrong) to work around this then hit another
> error in filter.cpp in the dshow module. Output log is at
> This also seems to be related to pointers to functions in win32.
> Seeing as everything else is compiling OK I'm thinking this is to do
> with how I have set up to compile under mingw. Can anyone help?
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