Opened 4 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#6933 closed enhancement (invalid)

Allow compiling FFmpeg with WSL (Linux bash on Windows)

Reported by: cybersinh Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: build system
Version: unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no

Description

Building FFmpeg on bash under Windows is not very developer friendly yet:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/gillesk/2016/12/02/building-ffmpeg-using-wsl/
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45610824/how-to-compile-ffmpeg-with-bash-on-windows-10

Please update the 'configure' bash script to make compiling FFmpeg in Windows as easy as it is under Linux.

Thanks!

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 4 months ago by cehoyos

  • Keywords wsl bash windows removed
  • Priority changed from normal to wish
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Neither is it obvious to me what the issues (within FFmpeg!) are that you see nor is it likely that an FFmpeg developer will work on this: The blogpost seems to indicate that a patch is upcoming, so this should be continued on the developer mailing list once the patch is sent.
(Generally, linking to external explanations is not valid here.)

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 4 months ago by cybersinh

The blogpost has been post for one year and no patch has been sent. The link was just for reference of first attempts to compile FFMpeg on bash on Windows.
I was expecting a developer could adapt the configure bash script to allow native compiling under WSL (bash) on Windows 10.
Should I consider this an option that will not be considered by FFmpeg developers? However, this would considerably simplify the compilation of FFmpeg on Windows.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 4 months ago by cehoyos

Replying to cybersinh:

Should I consider this an option that will not be considered by FFmpeg developers?

This question will be answered as soon as the patch is sent to the FFmpeg development mailing list.

comment:4 Changed 4 months ago by heleppkes

We don't read the personal blog posts of everyone, so unless any suggested changes are sent to the mailing list, we are generally not aware of them.

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by cybersinh

OK. A patch has just been sent to the FFmpeg development mailing list.

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