Commit e971d813 authored by Martin Storsjö's avatar Martin Storsjö Committed by Luca Barbato

Document usage of import libraries created by dlltool

Signed-off-by: default avatarLuca Barbato <>
parent 15c5156d
......@@ -1005,6 +1005,12 @@ libavutil/pixdesc.h you should have:
extern __declspec(dllimport) const AVPixFmtDescriptor av_pix_fmt_descriptors[];
@end example
Note that using import libraries created by dlltool requires
the linker optimization option to be set to
"References: Keep Unreferenced Data (/OPT:NOREF)", otherwise
the resulting binaries will fail during runtime. This isn't
required when using import libraries generated by lib.exe.
@subsection Cross compilation for Windows with Linux
You must use the MinGW cross compilation tools available at
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