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Building on Microsoft Windows


For general information, see wiki/Building first.


  • install msys2 and update the system: run pacman -Syu until all the updates are applied
  • from a mingw shell, run this setup script: MINGW_SETUP.sh

Optional dependencies:

To build NVENC or NVFBC support (64-bit only), also install:

To be able to generate EXE installation packages:


From the source directory, just run the build script win32/MINGW_BUILD.sh

With the regular library updates from MSYS2, you may hit occasional hurdles. ie: ticket:678#comment:61.


Just keep the build system updated using pacman -Syu.

Last modified 17 months ago Last modified on 02/06/21 14:06:03