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Windows version

by Anonymous on 17 Jan 2009

Any way to run in Windows with Python 2.6?

12 Answers

by Kulbir Saini on 19 Jan 2009


Not yet. May be you have to wait for some time but I can't promise one.

Thank You!

by osmano807 on 19 Jan 2009

I think the lack of compatibility is given by the fact that Windows does not use the permissions of files as unix ...

by Kulbir Saini on 19 Jan 2009

Hi Osman,

Permission is one reason. But thats not really the major issue. The major issue is the required time for testing and reviewing the entire plugin code for making it compatible with windows.

Thank You!

by osmano807 on 20 Jan 2009

is the first time that I am working with python, and I got it that the videos on youtube load usually the user, but even so without the cache

by Kulbir Saini on 20 Jan 2009

Didn't get you?

by osmano807 on 8 Feb 2009

I tried using CygWin, everything works, but does not download.


When the log says it has finished downloading, it says "We're sorry ...", and not find the file anywhere on the computer.


Had a wait until the file appears in the apache, but still the message "We're sorry ..." still showing.


It was only a setting in videocache.conf

by Kulbir Saini on 8 Feb 2009


Thats wonderful news man!!! It would be great if you can take some time to write a howto on setting up videocache on windows with cygwin?

Thank you for your efforts :)

by osmano807 on 13 Feb 2009

It works, but the performance is terrible.

by Kulbir Saini on 14 Feb 2009

Thats obvious as you are trying to run videocache on a system which is not thoroughly supported :)

by osmano807 on 14 Feb 2009

Yes, but the problem is not the script itself, but the interpreter is slow. I was looking at another script in PHP, but PHP spends only 15MB of RAM to run the script, and this with another redirector is very bad.

I try to migrate my server in the next few days and see what happens.

by raytaylor on 13 May 2011

I would be keen to see the how to if you could write one up.
I am new to linux and about to install it in a test machine for the first time tomorrow, but managed to get squid running on my windows server last night.

Would love to just use windows instead.

by Kulbir Saini on 16 May 2011

Hi Ray,

Microsoft platform is not officially supported for running Videocache.

Thank You!