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Change CC to gcc and CXX to g++, I recommend to --disable-nls too
Change CC to gcc and CXX to g++, I recommend to --disable-nls too
  sh extras/package/win32/configure-mingw.sh
  sh extras/package/win32/configure-msys.sh

Revision as of 17:19, 2 March 2009


MSYS is a helper environment for MinGW, the compiler chain for Windows based on GCC. It is the fastest way to build VLC natively on Windows.

Install MinGW

Use the main installer 5.1.4 found at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=2435&package_id=240780

Use the candidate release, and select gcc, g++ and MinGW make. It should download:

  • mingwrt-3.15
  • w32api-3.12
  • binutils-2.18
  • gcc-core-3.4.5
  • gcc-g++-3.4.5
  • mingw32-make-3.81

Install MSYS

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/msysCORE-1.0.11-2007.01.19-1.tar.bz2 or http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/msysCORE-1.0.11-20080826.tar.gz (recommended on 64bits)

  • Update your autoconf, automake and libtool by downloading and installing them.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/autoconf2.5-2.61-1-bin.tar.bz2 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/automake1.10-1.10-1-bin.tar.bz2 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/libtool1.5-1.5.25a-1-bin.tar.bz2

You can also compile them according to: http://wiki.enlightenment.org/index.php/EFL_Windows_XP http://www.mingw.org/wiki/msys

Install other tools

Installing mingw-utils is recommended: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/mingw-utils-0.3.tar.gz

Installation of wget too: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/wget-1.9.1-mingwPORT.tar.bz2

Although this is a mingwPORT package it already has a precompiled wget on board. Extract the .tar.bz2 file. It contains wget.exe in the bin subfolder, extract it to mingw/bin.

Install Git and checkout VLC

Download Git on http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/

Launch Git bash:

cd /c
mkdir VLC
cd VLC
git clone git://git.videolan.org/vlc.git

launch MSys again cd /c/VLC/vlc


You need gcrypt to bootstrap VLC. It might be stupid, but deal with it.

cd extras/contrib
cd src
make .gcrypt


pkg-config is a mess, this is not NEWS... And you cannot compile it from Windows because of a few bugs... Get Glib from GNOME: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/binaries/win32/glib/2.18/glib_2.18.2-1_win32.zip Unzip it.

Get PKG-CONFIG from GNOME: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/binaries/win32/dependencies/pkg-config-0.23-2.zip Unzip it too.

Bootstrap VLC

This is a HACK. Don't do this at HOME. cp extras/contrib/share/aclocal/* m4/ cp /usr/share/aclocal/* m4/ ./bootstrap It should warn about gettext... Just ignore.


Take the precompiled contribs: http://people.videolan.org/~jb/Contribs/contrib-20090219-win32-bin-gcc-4.2.1-sjlj-runtime-3.13-only.tar.bz2

Copy them in your ~

tar xvjf contrib-20090219-win32-bin-gcc-4.2.1-sjlj-runtime-3.13-only.tar.bz2 -C /
rm /usr/win32/bin/moc /usr/win32/bin/uic /usr/win32/bin/rcc


vim extras/package/win32/configure-msys.sh

Change CC to gcc and CXX to g++, I recommend to --disable-nls too

sh extras/package/win32/configure-msys.sh