[MPlayer-users] How to cross-compile mplayer.exe

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Thu Nov 29 22:19:09 CET 2012

On 29 Nov 2012, at 21:56, bat guano <batguano999 at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>> When I ran 'make' it seemed to build OK.
>> It tried to built FFmpeg then stopped with this message:-
>> ffmpeg/libpostproc/libpostproc.a: could not read symbols: Archive has no index; run ranlib to add one
>> collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>> make: *** [mplayer.exe] Error 1
>> Any ideas what's causing the error?
> Hi
> I'm going to try again with "--ranlib=i686-w64-mingw32".
> Watch this space...
> :-)

Yes, that will be necessary if your system ranlib is outdated and does not support Windows object files.
It is not needed on e.g. Debian unstable.
What system and binutils version are you running?

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