[FFmpeg-user] failed to build FFmpeg with MSVC

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Dec 8 19:01:57 CET 2012

Rodney Baker <rodney.baker <at> iinet.net.au> writes:

> > What happens if you use the correct slash (a forward 
> > slash not a backslash) in this command?  configure 
> > is the configure script that comes with ffmpeg.
> James, he said he's trying to build it with MS Visual C 
> under Windows. The forward slash is a unix-ism - it 
> doesn't work the same way under Windows command line 
> (f.k.a. DOS). 

The configure script only runs in a bash-compatible shell 
like for example the MSYS shell on Windows which uses 
unix-isms. (James' suggestion is correct afaict.)

> MSVC was unsupported for a long time but I think maybe 
> someone did some work a while back in an attempt to get 
> it to compile in that environment. That was a lot of 
> sleeps ago, though; perhaps one of the devs would know 
> the status. 

Please read the platform documentation on the web site 
for the current status (or see fate.ffmpeg.org )

Carl Eugen

More information about the ffmpeg-user mailing list