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

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Wed Sep 28 10:28:31 CEST 2005

Martin Boehme wrote:
> 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.

I would suggest 2 changes to the page 

1. The link ", an archive of recent CVS snapshots are also available" to 
  http://mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/cvs/ is dead.

2. "Formal release" implies they are the formal distribution, having 
official support. This should be changed to reflect better the real 
policy, something like "use cvs or stfu".

>> 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

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