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I understand that some of you might think that I have some brain problems if I am asking a question like this, but I could not find an answer by googling so I want to ask you this question pleas do not flame me

So can I compile and use "Media Player Classic" in ubuntu (using source code) considering there is only windows build available of this software ??

Thank you in advanced

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You are talking about tag, must have written it automatically sry All done fixed –  Levan Jan 24 '13 at 14:11
    
For the vote-to-closers: I think this is very much ontopic. Building native C++ applications is really possible on Linux/Ubuntu as per my answer providing an example. See also: How should we interpret "Development on Ubuntu" in the FAQ? –  gertvdijk Jan 24 '13 at 14:36
    
@gertvdijk There was a 13.04 tag on it at first that's why I closed voted. But I told that in a comment and he replied within 5 minutes, and then I removed my comment. I can't remove my close vote, so it will just die in a couple o days. –  Alvar Jan 24 '13 at 19:03
    
Sorry this awkward situation is my fault after I got the answer I have not checked askubuntu I should have replied to gertvdijk and told you the issue Alvar is right that really happened again I apologize –  Levan Jan 25 '13 at 0:33
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You can't build most Windows specifics as it needs all the libraries installed to link to it. However, some basic or cross-platform development can be done using the MinGW compiler. For example Pidgin for Windows can be built on Linux as described here on their wiki.

This is possible because MinGW provides an optional Win32 runtime for Linux and it's depending on cross-platform tested libraries like GTK.

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Thank you answering my question –  Levan Jan 24 '13 at 14:33
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Why would you want to?

Use WINE instead. It gets most windows programs to run under linux. (The only drawback that it's incapable of handling .NET)

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