[FFmpeg-user] Building ffmpeg with mingw/msys

Vasileios Anagnostopoulos fithis2001 at gmail.com
Tue May 6 14:20:55 CEST 2014

On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 1:33 AM, Jeremy Greene <jeremy at zeevee.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was able to build ffmpeg with mingw/minsys a year or so ago, but with my
> new laptop, have had no success after hours of trying.
> First, I did the mingw(32)/msys. That basically worked except that I
> couldn’t build lib264 due to a bug (no working C compiler) that people
> seemed to think was solved by using mingw-w64. So I’ve been trying to do
> that, but wow… what a random set of results.
> First, there seems to be so many ways to get it… but in following the
> steps from the ffmpeg web site
> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/MinGW
> Leaves me totally baffled since the concept of “mingw/msys” seems to only
> exist on that page. If I follow the link that is shown to supposedly get
> “mingw/msys”, it goes to
> http://mingw-w64.sourceforge.net/download.php
> Which only install mingw-w64. No msys in sight.
> So, then I found this other page… which says to get msys I download the
> following:
> https://www.ffmpeg.org/platform.html#Native-Windows-compilation-using-MinGW-or-MinGW_002dw64
> So, I download msys, and then as the web page says, I check to see if
> msys/bin/bash exists… and it does not.
> Whether that is the cause for the  very next step on the web page
> (/msys/msys.bat) to fail is anyone’s guess.
> Anyway… has anyone really done this recently and if so, could they, with
> huge appreciation on my part, help me?!?
> Jeremy
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Try msys2, it already has ffmpeg.


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