[Libav-user] what library is linked to if w32thread is enabled

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 08:24:24 CEST 2013

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:25 AM, YIRAN LI <mrfun.china at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi I'm building ffmpeg in MingW, and tried to build two version: one uses
> w32thread and another uses pthread.
> I built with --enable-shared, and seems the dlls generated are almost of
> the same size.
> I know MingW comes with pthead dll, so it's dynamically linked to. If 2
> versions are of the same size, that means the version using w32thread also
> is dynamically linked to something. (if statically linked, size should be
> larger).
> Could anyone tell me, which library is linked to in case w32thread is used
> . When checked with dependency walker, I only saw dependency on some
> windows dll, does that mean w32thread is provide via windows dlls and are
> available on all Windows system?
Yes, w32thread uses actual Windows Threading functions, and is supported on
Windows XP and newer.

> Great thanks!
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