[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] load dlls always from WIN32_PATH

Sylvain Petreolle spetreolle at yahoo.fr
Tue May 27 13:08:58 CEST 2003

> Once we really make a package we can make an installer that checks if
> qtmlClient.dll etc. is present
> and if not put it to windows/system.
> What is your opinion on this?

Why not load the qtmlclient.dll from the directory of mplayer ?
If a qtmlclient.dll already exists on the system,  our qtmlclient.dll
will be loaded instead. No need to check at all.

Note : on ten machines I tested, the only thing needed is to have
correctly installed QuickTime and qtmlclient in C:\windows\system for

> I now made a few tests with the attached tool and...
> dunno what to do.
> It will load the dll only if the path is
> c:/cygwin/usr/local/lib/win32/qtmlClient.dll
dont do that...
- not all people install in C:\cygwin.
- c:/ syntax is old, better use /cygdrive/c

> We can of course have a different location for the real ones, but
> acm,vfw,dmo,dshow and quicktime
> dlls belong to windows/system, where they get installed to by their
> owner
> applications.
This is not true for Quicktime, since their libaries lives into
C:\Program Files\Quicktime or whereever the user installed it.

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