[vlc-devel] mac build

Mike Schrag mschrag at pobox.com
Fri Oct 9 23:13:46 CEST 2009

>>>>> If I build VLC on my macbook pro and attempt to use that build  
>>>>> on my Mac
>>>>> Mini, I get startup errors on the console about not being able  
>>>>> to load the
>>>>> various playback modules. I assume this is the result of  
>>>>> hardware setting
>>>>> and optimizations that my MBP is configured/built with.  This  
>>>>> obviously is
>>>>> not a problem with the production VLC.app distribution. Does  
>>>>> anyone happen
>>>>> to know the exact ./configure options that are used to build  
>>>>> VLC.app on OS
>>>>> X?
>>>> You should run "make VLC-release.app" to get a redistributable  
>>>> VLC-release.app.
>>> Hi Pierre -- Yeah, that works fine for me, but the resulting build  
>>> doesn't actually play video everywhere (if i build on my MBP it  
>>> plays on my MBP but not on a Mini or an Air. If I build on the  
>>> Mini, it plays on the Mini and my MBP, but not the Air). This  
>>> leads me to believe it's a matter of getting the right options  
>>> passed into ./configure. Do you happen to know what parameters are  
>>> used to ./configure the official VLC.app build?
>> Weird... VLC -vvv should give you more explanations. What are  
>> actually the errors?
>> VLC should be built on the mac with just ./configure --enable-debug.
> Thanks -- IRC suggested -vvv as well, which was very enlightening.   
> It turns out that my build was linking incorrectly (ffmpeg is  
> statically linking to one in /usr/local/lib, among a couple other  
> related issues), and I just need to tweak some build settings to get  
> it to Do The Right Thing (TM).  Thanks a lot for your help.
sorry -- ignore these dupe emails ... i accidentally sent them earlier  
today from an email address that wasn't subscribed to the list.


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