[Ffmpeg-devel] Dr DivX OSS out with ffmpeg inside

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri Dec 2 15:27:56 CET 2005


On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 03:03:57PM +1100, Tim Allen wrote:
> Colin Ward wrote:
> >  What's with the anti-VC++ vibe on this list?  Surely you would want 
> >FFMPEG to be able to be compiled and run on as many systes as possible? 
> > Many people want to use VC++ and if the "fix" is small and harmless and 
> >enables these people to do that, then why not?
> Perhaps the FAQ entry on the subject needs to be longer :). Quick 
> summary is that the VC++ compiler does not support the C standard, and 
> it does not support the inline assembly used in ffmpeg.
> My guess is that if someone did come up with a patch that addressed all 
> the problems and wasn't too intrusive (which seems unlikely to be 
> possible, but let's be hypothetical :) ), it would be accepted. But none 
> of the core developers are interested in working on that, and who can 
> blame them? Especially given that mingw does the job perfectly adequately.

exactly, maybe that should be added to the FAQ?


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