Compiling AviSynth+

This guide uses a command line-based compilation methodology, because it’s easier to provide direct instructions for this that can just be copy/pasted.

MSys2 and 7zip should already be installed, and msys2’s bin directory should have been added to Windows’ %PATH% variable.

AviSynth+ prerequisites

AviSynth+ can be built by a few different compilers:

  • Visual Studio 2017 or higher.

  • Clang 7.0.1 or higher.

  • GCC 8 or higher.

Download and install Visual Studio Community:
Install the latest version of CMake:

After installing MSys2, make sure to enable some convenience functions in MSys2’s config files.

In msys.ini:

CHERE_INVOKING=1
MSYS2_PATH_TYPE=inherit
MSYSTEM=MSYS

In mingw64.ini:

CHERE_INVOKING=1
MSYS2_PATH_TYPE=inherit
MSYSTEM=MINGW64

In mingw32.ini:

CHERE_INVOKING=1
MSYS2_PATH_TYPE=inherit
MSYSTEM=MINGW32

Add CMake’s bin directory to the system %PATH% manually if the installer won’t. Also add 7zip and upx to the %PATH%.

Building with Visual Studio

For ease of use, we’ll also be making use of MSys2 to streamline the build process, even with the VC++ compiler.

DirectShowSource Prerequisites

DirectShowSource requires extra setup that building the AviSynth+ core does not. DirectShowSource is not a requirement for a working AviSynth+ setup, especially with the options of using either FFmpegSource2 or LSMASHSource, but the guide wouldn’t be complete otherwise.

C++ Base Classes library

DirectShowSource requires strmbase.lib, the C++ Base Classes library, which for some reason isn’t included in a standard install of Visual Studio. The source code for the library is provided with the Windows SDK, and requires the user to build it first.

Download the following ISO for 32-bit Windows installations:
GRMSDK_EN_DVD.iso
Download the following ISO for 64-bit Windows installations:
GRMSDKX_EN_DVD.iso

The ISO you download is based on the version of Windows you’re actually running, not on the Windows installs you’re targetting. Both ISOs include the correct tools to build for either 32-bit or 64-bit targets.

Verify the 32-bit ISO against CRC32 or SHA1:
CRC#: 0xBD8F1237
SHA1: 0xCDE254E83677C34C8FD509D6B733C32002FE3572
Verify the 64-bit ISO against CRC32 or SHA1:
CRC#: 0x04F59E55
SHA1: 0x9203529F5F70D556A60C37F118A95214E6D10B5A

For convenience (and on computers without an optical drive), you can use either Pismo File Mount (if you’ve already got it installed for AVFS) or Windows 10’s own Mount option to mount the ISO to a virtual drive. Then just launch setup.exe and follow the wizard.

Install only the Samples, uncheck everything else.

Open Visual Studio, and open the .sln file in the 7.1 SDK, at
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Samples\multimedia\directshow\baseclasses

Allow Visual Studio to convert the project, switch the configuration to Release, and enter the project Properties by right-clicking on the solution name and selecting Properties.

Select the Visual Studio 17 - Windows XP (v141_xp) option on the main Properties page under Toolset, and on the C/C++ Code Generation page select Disabled or SSE from the Enhanced Instruction Set option (IMO, it’s safer to disable it for system support libraries like strmbase.lib), and finally, exit back to the main screen.

Now select Build. That’s it.

For 64-bit, change to Release x64 and Build. The SSE2 note isn’t relevant here, since 64-bit CPUs are required to have SSE2 support.

Miscellaneous

To make the AviSynth+ build instructions more concise, we’ll set a couple of environment variables. After starting msys2, open the file /etc/profile in Wordpad:

write /etc/profile

and copy the following three lines into it somewhere:

export STRMBASELIB="C:/Program Files/Microsoft SDKs/Windows/v7.1/Samples/multimedia/directshow/baseclasses/Release/strmbase.lib"
export STRMBASELIB64="C:/Program Files/Microsoft SDKs/Windows/v7.1/Samples/multimedia/directshow/baseclasses/x64/Release/strmbase.lib"

(64-bit Windows users should use Program Files (x86), but you probably already knew that ;P)

Thankfully, all of this setup only needs to be done once.

Building AviSynth+

Start the Visual Studio x86 Native Command Prompt.

You can use Visual Studio’s compilers from MSys2 by launching MSys2 from the Visual Studio Command Prompt. So type ‘msys’ and hit Enter.

Note: in the instructions below, the \ character means the command spans more than one line. Make sure to copy/paste all of the lines in the command.

Download the AviSynth+ source:

git clone -b MT git://github.com/pinterf/AviSynthPlus.git && \
cd AviSynthPlus

Set up the packaging directory for later:

AVSDIRNAME=avisynth+_r$(git rev-list --count HEAD)-g$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)-$(date --rfc-3339=date | sed 's/-//g') && \
cd .. && \
mkdir -p avisynth_build $AVSDIRNAME/32bit/dev $AVSDIRNAME/64bit/dev && \
cd avisynth_build

Now, we can build AviSynth+.

Using MSBuild

For 32-bit:

cmake ../AviSynthPlus -DBUILD_DIRECTSHOWSOURCE:bool=on && \

cmake --build . --config Release -j $(nproc)

Copy the .dlls to the packaging directory:

cp Output/AviSynth.dll Output/system/DevIL.dll Output/plugins/* ../$AVSDIRNAME/32bit

Copy the .libs to the packaging directory:

cp avs_core/Release/AviSynth.lib plugins/DirectShowSource/Release/*.lib \
../AviSynthPlus/plugins/ImageSeq/lib/DevIL_x86/DevIL.lib plugins/ImageSeq/Release/ImageSeq.lib \
plugins/Shibatch/PFC/Release/PFC.lib plugins/Shibatch/Release/Shibatch.lib \
plugins/TimeStretch/Release/TimeStretch.lib plugins/TimeStretch/SoundTouch/Release/SoundTouch.lib \
plugins/VDubFilter/Release/VDubFilter.lib ../$AVSDIRNAME/32bit/dev

Undo the upx packing on the 32-bit copy of DevIL.dll:

upx -d ../$AVSDIRNAME/32bit/DevIL.dll

For 64-bit:

cmake ../AviSynthPlus -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64" -DBUILD_DIRECTSHOWSOURCE:bool=on && \

cmake --build . --config Release -j $(nproc)

Copy the .dlls to the packaging directory:

cp Output/AviSynth.dll Output/system/DevIL.dll Output/plugins/* ../$AVSDIRNAME/64bit

Copy the .libs to the packaging directory:

cp avs_core/Release/AviSynth.lib plugins/DirectShowSource/Release/*.lib \
../AviSynthPlus/plugins/ImageSeq/lib/DevIL_x64/DevIL.lib plugins/ImageSeq/Release/ImageSeq.lib \
plugins/Shibatch/PFC/Release/PFC.lib plugins/Shibatch/Release/Shibatch.lib \
plugins/TimeStretch/Release/TimeStretch.lib plugins/TimeStretch/SoundTouch/Release/SoundTouch.lib \
plugins/VDubFilter/Release/VDubFilter.lib ../$AVSDIRNAME/64bit/dev

Finishing up

Packaging up everything can be quickly done with 7-zip:

cd ..
7z a -mx9 $AVSDIRNAME.7z $AVSDIRNAME

Building with Clang

Command line: todo

Using Cmake GUI:

  1. Delete Cache

  2. Choose optional platform generator (Win32 or x64)

  3. Configure.

Specify optional toolset to use (-T) for Cmake:

  1. When you have installed LLVM separately, specify “llvm” or “LLVM” as platform toolset.

  2. Since Visual Studio 2019 16.4, Clang-cl 9.0 is embedded in VS. For using that, set “ClangCL” for platform toolset.

How to install VS support (as it appears in VS2019 16.4):
Tools|Get Tools and Features|Add Individual Components|Compilers, build tools, and runtimes
    [X] C++ Clang compiler for Windows
    [X] C++ Clang-cl for v142 build tools (x64/x86)
  1. Fill options, Generate

  2. Open the generated solution with Visual Studio GUI, build/debug

Building with GCC

AviSynth+ can be built with GCC two different ways: using MSys2 as a native toolchain, or cross-compiled under another OS such as a Linux distribution.

Building with GCC in MSys2

Launch MSys2 and install GCC and Ninja:

pacman -S mingw64/mingw-w64-x86_64-gcc gcc mingw64/ninja mingw32/ninja mingw32/mingw-w64-i686-gcc

Grab the AviSynth+ source code:

cd $HOME && \
git clone -b MT git://github.com/pinterf/AviSynthPlus.git && \
cd AviSynthPlus && \
mkdir -p avisynth-build/i686 avisynth-build/amd64

If you were in the MSys2 MSYS prompt, open the MinGW32 prompt, then navigate into the build directory, build AviSynth+, and install it:

cd $HOME/AviSynthPlus/avisynth-build/i686 && \
    cmake ../../ -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/avisynth+_build/32bit \
    -DBUILD_SHIBATCH:bool=off && \
ninja && \
ninja install

(The Shibatch plugin currently has issues on GCC, so disable it for now. DirectShowSource also has issues, but it doesn’t get built by default.)

Open the MinGW64 prompt now, navigate into the build directory, build AviSynth+, and install it:

cd $HOME/AviSynthPlus && \
AVSDIRNAME=avisynth+_r$(git rev-list --count HEAD)-g$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)-$(date --rfc-3339=date | sed 's/-//g') && \
cd avisynth-build/amd64 && \
    cmake ../../ -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/avisynth+_build/64bit \
    -DBUILD_SHIBATCH:bool=off && \
ninja && \
ninja install

(The Shibatch plugin currently has issues on GCC, so disable it for now. DirectShowSource also has issues, but it doesn’t get built by default.)

Finishing up

Now, without leaving the MinGW64 prompt, package the binaries up in a 7zip archive:

mv $HOME/avisynth+_build $HOME/$AVSDIRNAME && \
7za a -mx9 ~/$AVSDIRNAME.7z ~/$AVSDIRNAME

Cross-compiling with GCC

For ease of explanation, we’ll assume Ubuntu Linux. The method to cross-compile under most distributions is largely the same, so don’t worry about that.

Ubuntu’s repositories lag behind upstream GCC releases, and my current build instructions are built around a most-recent-stable version of GCC and MinGW. The full instructions for that are contained in the first section of https://github.com/qyot27/mpv/blob/extra-new/DOCS/crosscompile-mingw-tedious.txt

Download the source code and prepare the build directories:

git clone -b MT git://github.com/pinterf/AviSynthPlus.git && \
cd AviSynthPlus && \
mkdir -p avisynth-build/i686 avisynth-build/amd64 && \
AVSDIRNAME=avisynth+-gcc_r$(git rev-list --count HEAD)-g$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)-$(date --rfc-3339=date | sed 's/-//g') && \

32-bit:

cd avisynth-build/i686 && \
    cmake ../../ -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/avisynth+_build/32bit \
    -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE="/usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32/toolchain-x86_64-w64-mingw32.cmake" \
    -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS="-m32" -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS="-m32" -DCMAKE_RC_FLAGS="-F pe-i386" \
    -DBUILD_SHIBATCH:bool=off && \
ninja && \
ninja install

64-bit:

cd ../amd64 && \
    cmake ../../ -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/avisynth+_build/64bit \
    -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE="/usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32/toolchain-x86_64-w64-mingw32.cmake" \
    -DBUILD_SHIBATCH:bool=off && \
ninja && \
ninja install

Finishing up

Packaging:

mv $HOME/avisynth+_build $HOME/$AVSDIRNAME
7za a -mx9 ~/$AVSDIRNAME.7z ~/$AVSDIRNAME

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$ Date: 2019-04-11 21:48:49 -04:00 $