[vtkusers] vtkFFMPEGWriter in windows..

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Wed May 5 07:41:44 EDT 2010

You can pull code from the test for the ffmpeg writer (or the other
movie writers) to fill in that example.

About compatibility, try the (ancient) version of ffmpeg that is
available on the vtk get additional components page

Then note that we recently made a change to VTK to make it possible to
use more recent versions of ffmpeg. Unfortunately the ffmpeg
developers even more recently made another API change that broke our
compatibility once more.

Finally, note that thanks to Michael Wild, vtk now includes the ogg
library, which is a good alternative to ffmpeg since it is patent
clean and thus more available from vtk's perspective.

David E DeMarle
Kitware, Inc.
R&D Engineer
28 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
Phone: 518-371-3971 x109

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 7:21 AM, David Doria <daviddoria+vtk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 11:20 PM, Rakesh Patil <rakeshthp at in.com> wrote:
>> Hello users,
>> I want to create a movie file.(AVI file). I am using vtkAVIWriter. But
>> vtkAVIWriter strictly works only for windows. Later on i would like to port
>> my source code on LINUX.. Then this wont work. So I was trying to link this
>> with FFMPEG. I'm unable to link FFMPEG libraries with VTK. I downloaded the
>> source from their official website (www.ffmpeg.org) I used mingw to install.
>> And it generated lib*.a files... I gave the path of this in CMAkE and
>> configured... But when cmake generated visual studio file, all the projects
>> were not compiled and gave error.
>> Can anyone tell me how do i link FFMPEG libraries with VTK.??
>> Thanks
>> Regards
>> Rakesh Patil
> This definitely needs a tutorial, for what to do and what is possible in
> both Windows and Linux.
> A good starting point to assemble this tutorial is to fix these examples:
> http://vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/Examples#Testing_Needed
> Here is a good place to start assembling any information anyone has:
> http://vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/Tutorials/SavingVideos
> Thanks,
> David
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