[Slackbuilds-users] mpv and pipewire

Christoph Willing chris.willing at linux.com
Sat Jan 28 09:26:12 UTC 2023

On 28/1/23 15:49, B. Watson wrote:
> 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).

I've pushed a new SlackBuild to my branch. Pipewire is now disabled by 

Pipewire can be enabled by running mpv.SlackBuild with USE_PIPEWIRE=yes 
in the environment.


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