[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Docs on using FFmpeg libs with Visual C++

Martin Boehme boehme
Wed Sep 28 08:42:51 CEST 2005

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 03:13:06PM +0200, Martin Boehme wrote:
>>Since there have been quite a few questions recently on how to use the 
>>FFmpeg libraries with Visual C++, here's a patch for the documentation 
>>that explains everything in (excruciating) detail.
> \o/ ,o, \o/ ,o, \o/
> Now THAT is a good patch!  I'll apply it in a second, just two remarks:
>>+applications using Visual C++. An important restriction to this is that you
>>+have to use the dynamically linked versions of the FFmpeg libraries (i.e. the
>>+DLLs), and they have to make sure that Visual-C++-compatible import libraries
> "you have to" I guess...

Oh yes, good catch... feel free to change it to that.

>>+ at item Extract the current version of FFmpeg (the latest release version or
>>+the current CVS snapshot, whichever is recommended) and change to the
>>+FFmpeg directory.
> Hehe, when was the latest release ever recommended?

Don't ask me... that's what it said in the documentation in the section 
above, so I just copied that advice... ;-) It did have me scratching my 
head slightly, though, so if you want, just change it to "get the latest 
CVS" or some such.

> Minor nit: I prefer it if text is kept around 60-70 characters in
> length, this way diffs are cleaner if you change lines a bit.

OK, will do.


Martin B?hme
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