* [http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html FLAC]. You need the latest full source code (1.1.3).
== Installing MinGW and MSYS ==
* After both MinGW and MSYS are installed correctly, install MSYS DTK
== Additional information about MinGW and Windows Vista
In order to get MinGW properly working under Windows Vista, you need to do the following:
Make sure that the MinGW bin directory is included in the path (e.g. C:\MinGW\bin), which should already be included there from the MinGW installer. Also, make sure that the libexec path is included too (e.g. C:\MinGW\libexec\gcc\mingw32\3.4.2), which is needed in Vista to get MinGW properly working
== MSYS primer ==