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FS#76964 - [mpv] Is it really necessary to build with pipewire?

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Opened by Ajeje Brazorf (lecferrari) - Friday, 30 December 2022, 16:57 GMT
Last edited by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Saturday, 31 December 2022, 13:39 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Users with a pure ALSA setup are forced to install pipewire to use mpv, but pipewire is not a hard dependency.

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Closed by  Christian Hesse (eworm)
Saturday, 31 December 2022, 13:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  let's keep pipewire
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Friday, 30 December 2022, 17:10 GMT
It can't be optional. Build time optional and runtime optional are two different things. If you build it with pipewire, it's a hard dep.
Comment by Ajeje Brazorf (lecferrari) - Friday, 30 December 2022, 17:36 GMT
I may sound a bit exaggerated, but I have the impression that pipewire is becoming the new systemd of Linux. First mpd, now even mpv requires it.

Is it really necessary build mpv with pipewire?
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Friday, 30 December 2022, 23:21 GMT
Unless upstream somehow allows pipewire support to be built but optionally loaded then it appears to be all or nothing.
Comment by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Saturday, 31 December 2022, 13:39 GMT
I think there are more installations that use a sound server than those that do not.
So we will keep that feature enabled. Feel free to rebuild the package without pipewire...