No more support for Windows XP

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1a2a3aimba
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No more support for Windows XP

Post by 1a2a3aimba »

I downloaded today latest 32 bit static version and have this error.
"InitializeConditionVariable not found in kernel32.dll"

What happened?

1a2a3aimba
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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by 1a2a3aimba »

Could someone upload latest comatible XP build? Thank You.

nameuser
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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by nameuser »

I'm having the same issue on windows xp 64.

The last working build that worked for me was ffmpeg-20140319-git-ce9d3da.

http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/win32/ ... -static.7z ( win32 )
or
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/win64/ ... -static.7z ( win64 )

More builds here:
For win64 static builds, http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/win64/static/
For win32 static builds, http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/win32/static/

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Re: No more support for Windows XP

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I'm currently looking into this issue.

I have to ask though, why are people still using an OS that was released over 12 years ago?

1a2a3aimba
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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by 1a2a3aimba »

looks like x265 dropped support for WINXP http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/3577 ... ost2310193


Many peaople still use XP. For egxample i made some program for a StarCraft: Brood War and about 20% users still have XP. For this game is the best system. 20% from 350 users every day is much.

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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by pandy »

nameuser wrote:
Zeranoe wrote:I'm currently looking into this issue.

I have to ask though, why are people still using an OS that was released over 12 years ago?
Seem to be quite obvious - MS Windows is not for free and it is hard to find any added value in newer Windows version - in fact i would be happy to use Windows 2000 which seem to be more stable and faster than XP sometimes.

May I ask why for Command Line Tool something higher than Win XP is required?

Don't get me wrong Zeranoe - i appreciate Your work but this madness with wasting good things only because they old must be stopped and marketing guys point of view is completely irrelevant from my perspective as i have product that meet my expectations.

btw.
ffmpeg will not work also on Embedded Windows XP where there is no option from Microsoft to upgrade this on newer version of Windows (not even mentioning HW requirements) as licensing model is completely different and there is no way to upgrade such machines by just buying new boxed Windows Embedded.

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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by rogerdpack »

I still use XP on some of my older boxes...

darkmoon
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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by darkmoon »

Using the latest ffmpeg build that still works for me, I just tried encoding a brief but high quality clip with x265 (default settings), then played it back with ffplay. Looks like it will be a while before this codec is actually useable...

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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by Dzarda »

We are using Zeranoe's builds in our company's software. Even though most machines here already run Windows 7, there are still some desktops with XP's.

The main problem is however, that we release the software to general public. Thus Windows XP support is a must. We could simply stick with the 2014-03-19 build, but we simply don't want to stay behind with our software.

Does anybody have a clue whether the incompatibility could be solved simply by disabling h.265 support during configuration, or is the problem somewhere deeper?

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Re: No more support for Windows XP

Post by rogerdpack »

Here's what I believe if a recently build ffmpeg (32bit) without h265:

http://test.freeldssheetmusic.org/music ... x265.2.exe

you could try it and see...

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