[Slackbuilds-users] mpv and pipewire

B. Watson urchlay at slackware.uk
Sat Jan 28 05:49:48 UTC 2023

Anyone else have this problem after upgrading mpv to 0.35.0?

$ mpv filename.avi
[ao/pipewire] Could not connect to context '(null)': Host is down
Segmentation fault

I don't in fact have pipewire running (no interest in using it).

There are two ways to work around this:

1. Add "ao=alsa" or "ao=pulse" to either /etc/mpv/mpv.conf or
~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf, or...

2. Run mpv.SlackBuild with BUILD_OPTS="--disable-pipewire" in the environment.

If everyone else who doesn't use pipewire has the same problem as me,
maybe the SlackBuild should be updated to disable pipewire by default?
Could also add an option to enable it, for those who do want to use it
(if it actually works).

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