[FFmpeg-devel] Adding .rc files for win32

Ramiro Polla ramiro
Thu May 15 17:16:35 CEST 2008

Jeremy Kolb wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to add a .rc file for the av* dlls on windows.  This would allow 
> the embedding of versioning information in the dll that windows explorer 
> can read (think right clicking on the dll and choosing version, you get 
> legal notices, credits, version numbers etc).  The benefits are:
> 1.  Making it easier for users to identify which version of a dll they 
> have on their system.
> 2.  Windows installers can query the dll version which makes updating 
> easier.
> My question is how to go about doing this.  I was thinking of including 
> a skeleton .rc file for each lib, sed in the appropriate version 
> information in the make process,, writing to a new rc file,converting it 
> to a .o file with cvtres and then linking that in the final dll.
> However I also noticed that in configure there is a pkgconfig_generate() 
> function.  I could also go the route of creating a similar function for 
> .rc files and generate them on the fly.  Which would be the preferred 
> method?

Great. I tried that a long time ago [0]. It should be easier now with 
non-recursive Makefile. That patch has to be updated to current FFmpeg 
SVN, and split out in a few patches (like setting the license variable 
is a separate thing).

Ramiro Polla
[0] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/41950

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