Installing OpenCV easily by YouTube video

asked 2014-01-30 17:27:56 -0500

solarblast gravatar image

I seem to have a fair amount of trouble finding some simple way to install OpenCV. One such way is http://docs.opencv.org/doc/tutorials/introduction/windows_install/windows_install.html, but to me it doesn't fit the bill. BTW, I'd rather not build my libraries.

However, I found a video on YouTube that does fit the bill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgo0UitHfp8. It has two parts. 1. Install OpenCV, and 2. constructing a sample project. It takes the viewer through the process step by step. To illustrate as best I can in text, here's what I make of it. Consider the material as a guide to watching the video The video is built by Kyle Hounslow.

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First get the exe version of OpenCV you want. The exe file unzips the contents. Extract the material to some location on your machine. Maybe the desk top.

Control Panel->System (Left side) Advanced

In the upper panel of the Environmental Variables, enter: Variable Name: OPENCV_BUILD Variable Value: C:\opencv248\build

In the lower panel, enter: Edit->Path: \:bin;%OPENCV_BUILD%\x86\VC10\bin (Might need to use other than x86.)

RESTART COMPUTER!

=========== Tutorial to build a program Loose video milestones until imaging program is entered as text and compiled. He is assuming that one has made a Project before. If not, it's an interesting to see how it's done.

Use New Project Name: myNewProject Check Empty Project Add Property Sheet Go To C/C++ Additional Include Directories Window enter: $(OPENCV_BUILD)|include Enter program code. Compile and execute code.

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Somehow the last paragraph got bungled. Here's what it should be. It may have not provided end-of-lines because I used a couple of words in bold.

Tutorial to build a program Loose video milestones until imaging program is entered as text and compiled. He is assuming that one has made a Project before. If not, it's an interesting to see how it's done.

Create New Project Name: myNewProject Check Empty Project Add Property Sheet Go To C/C++ Additional Include Directories Window enter: $(OPENCV_BUILD)|include Enter program code. Compile and execute code.

solarblast gravatar imagesolarblast ( 2014-01-30 17:34:29 -0500 )edit

On Linux, I would just down load the tar of other software companies, than at the terminal then type in "./configue&&make&&sudo make install" and then go live happily ever after.

This year is the first time i am using OpenCV. They have a Cmake install. Cmake has A 99% fail rate across on all other software i tried over over 5 distros of Ubuntu and Mint over the past 5 years. More company are using it lately and I found out how to use it by accidently while doing a google search for something else. A direct Google search did not fine anything useful.

It is very nice that OpneCV put the install instructions on their web site, few software companies do.

It is a noobe killer.

Cmake was not a clean install on my machine

keghn gravatar imagekeghn ( 2014-01-31 16:32:08 -0500 )edit