[vlc-devel] VLC build under Windows

Hak Arm hakinternetarm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 10:32:29 CEST 2012

Thanks for the help.

Now I follow CygWin  instructions (
http://wiki.videolan.org/Win32CompileCygwinNew) but in the following step I
get an error when I run


*configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables*

My GCC version is 4.5.3 and I use

Could you please help me out to workaround the issue ?

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>wrote:

>   Hello,
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:18:04 +0400, Hak Arm <hakinternetarm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I've downloaded the source code from
> > http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-sources.html the official site but
> it
> > 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
> Sent from my collocated server
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