Crash if no access to internet

(newbie44) #1


I’ve recently installed ardour and it’s my favourite so far. Well, I wasn’t sure if I could pay in US dollars (I live in Europe), so I choose to make a donation and download the installer from here instead.

Anyway. Being on windows, I have this habit of blocking any output connection by default. Basically, only my browsers and a few progs are allowed.

But when I try to launch Ardour, it just crashes. Module libglib-2.0-0.dll is the culprit according to windows.
But if I allow Ardour in my firewall, then no problem.

First I thought it was some automatic update checking but I couldn’t find anything about it in the preferences.

Apparenty it needs to connect on random UDP ports, but only on local, no remote IP.


It’s not a big deal, if I have to keep it allowed in the firewall, I will.
But if I could fix the problem, I’d like to know.

I’ve noticed that several people seem to have crashes linked to libglib-2.0-0.dll and direct connections example with pidgin. But I don’t find any solution.

Anyway, I’m only a beginner but I want to say that Ardour seem the best DAW I’ve tested so far (with Mulab, Tracktion, and Podium). Thank you.

(Robin Gareus) #2

Ardour does not need an Internet connection, but it uses sockets to signal various application threads (on localhost = only). It is not an outgoing connection and it is odd that this shows up on your system, usually windows firewall does not warn nor block those requests.

(newbie44) #3

I don’t use windows firewall, that’s why.

Thank you. I guess I’ll leave it as it is.