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Re: Octave Video Package

From: PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
Subject: Re: Octave Video Package
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:28:29 +0530

> Inside the Octave installation I think this will only be useful if the
> Octave binary installer for Windows was built with the --enable-dev-tools
> option.
> Even then, I doubt your suggestion will work as autotools and m4 etc are
> lacking. AFAIU the bash shell is merely meant to be able to run Octave in
> gdb on the Windows side.
> It could be that it is fairly easy to augment the bash shell with the
> required development tools; on the mingw site compiled build tools are
> available.

I was able to compile ffmpeg with the installed tools. make and gcc
are present and the video package had configure script.

> Although libavformat.dll, libavcodec.dd, etc aren't present in my
> OCTAVE_HOME/bin folder, it seems that ffmpeg *IS* (or rather: should be)
> included in the mxe-octave build:
> - http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/file/c8c394328c54/src
> - http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/rev/28fa86d2cf21
> - http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/log/c8c394328c54/src/ffmpeg.mk
> Maybe it is related to having Octave for 64-bit windows running, I don't
> know.
> As I'm also interested in the video package I'll have a look one of these
> days, but not now as I have several other priorities.

Please tell your observation in this.


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