Following my previous post which happens to have been automatically been closed unfortunately Ardour inputs with pipewire, I managed to make some tests at last.
I tried with Alsa and in any case, I don’t understand why imported files as track (via Session → Import) get linked to inputs anyway, since not meant to be recording tracks.
I’m currently back to pulseausio+jack because pipewire 0.3.69 seems to have broken the jackd emulation. I works better like that but I’m still gettig those capture inputs linked to the imported file track.
Pipewire will likely be good when it’s finished, but I don’t think it’s reliable enough for serious pro-audio use right now. Maybe try it again in a few years time, you’ll know when it’s finally working because it will be immediately replaced by something new and broken again
I’m sorry you did. But you cannot conclude I’m having delusions because we both probably don’t run the same hardware. I can tell you my experience with latest versions was horrible without changing anything to settings.
Hopefull plain jack made things work great again. Why am i looking for trouble anyway?
Importing a track into Ardour and then disconnect it from the inputs works fine here with Ardour 7.3.65 and pipewire 0.3.69
I even added a webcam to my system, to see if a second set of inputs would mess tings up, and while Ardour messed up the connections a bit, due to the webcam input being mono, I had no problem disconnecting them
Have you filed a pipewire bug report ?
Maybe the problem only appears if you have several sound cards announcing “capture_FL/FR”?
And once again : why do you feel the need to disconnect these inputs?
As long as you don’t arm the imported track they won’t affect your work.