[vlc-devel] VLC build under Windows

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Jun 12 13:54:43 CEST 2012


On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:18:04 +0400, Hak Arm <hakinternetarm at gmail.com>
> I've downloaded the source code from
> http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-sources.html the official site but
> doesn't contain anything VS related.

To compile VLC, you need a C99, C++ and Lua5 byte code compiler. Microsoft
VisualStudio provides neither the first nor the last, and Microsoft has
explicitly stated that it had no intention to support C99 so far. Thus it
is obviously not possible to compile VLC with VS.

Some people have succeeded in compiling VLC with MingW on MSYS, or with
the Cygwin environment. However, due to the complexity of setting up MSYS
and the instability of Cygwin, neither can be recommended. Therefore,
cross-compilation from Linux will remain the preferred and supported method
until further notice.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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