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You dont need to compile avidemux yourself to write your own plugins.
What you need is :
You will need to install cmake version 3.x
Make sure the cmake “bin” folder is in your path
Start a command prompt Call the vcvars64.bat from visual c++ binary dir, that will set up things Then start msys bash.exe shell
Go to the source folder of the demo and create the sln file
mkdir build cd build cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="c:/Program Files/Avidemux 2.7 - 64bits" -DVERBOSE=True -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
Look for error, it should go without problem.
If you dont want to use visual C++ ide , you can just
cmake --build . --target INSTALL
If you want ot use the visual C++ ide, you can also load the generated .sln into visual c++
When the build is over, either copy the resulting dll file into the plugin subfolder of avidemux install or, alternatively, run the install target in Visual C++
You cannot mix binaries built with Visual C++ and built with Mingw/g++ It will *NOT* work. Don't even try.