[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [PATCH] win32 codec path

Alban Bedel albeu at free.fr
Mon Aug 11 20:21:17 CEST 2003

Hi Joey Parrish,

on Mon, 11 Aug 2003 13:01:47 -0500 you wrote:

Last week i tried to build mplayer on MinGW by a friend. As i run into
some problem with the real codecs and got them to work i join the
thread :)

> On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 01:20:52AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > MinGW does not work also, tmppath gets set to
> > 
> > c:\Programme\cygwin\home\diego\mingw\/mingw/lib/codecs
> > 
> > which obviously cannot work.  When I recompile with 
> > --with-codecsdir=codecs, Windows starts complaining about pncrt.dll. 
> > I got the DLL and put it in the codecs directory and lo and behold, it
> > works!
> What does pncrt.dll do?  What codec set is it a part of?
> Can we start including it in the downloadable codec packs on mphq?
Dunno, on my friends computer i found it in the sockwave directory :)
It's needed to get real working on windows.

> > And with pncrt.dll it also works under Cygwin.  Oh happy day.
> > 
> > So now all we need to do is fix the absolute path on MinGW..
> Try --with-codecsdir=codecs as a relative path with respect to the
> location of the executable.  Otherwise, use a full path, such as
> "X:\blahblah\some\place\codecs".
> I believe that's the purpose of that piece of code Sascha wrote
> ifndef CYGWIN.  If a ':' is found in the path name, it's treated as a
> full absolute path, otherwise it's treated as a relative path to the
> executable.  Is that correct?

However I needed to do the follwing change (see attached patch) to
get the correct path. The patch is not tested at all, it's just what
i remember. I used --configure --with-codecsdir=./codecs --prefix=.
--bindir=. --datadir=. --mandir=. --confdir=. --libdir=.
It then gave me a working "windows style" binary :)
BTW i didn't tried but does freetype work on mingw ?


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