Package Details: bitwig-studio 2.5.1-1

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Package Base: bitwig-studio
Description: Digital audio workstation for music production, remixing and live performance
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Keywords: audio daw multimedia music
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: bitwig-8-track, bitwig-studio-legacy
Provides: bitwig-studio
Submitter: stylemistake
Maintainer: stylemistake (itsizzy, smoothny)
Last Packager: smoothny
Votes: 62
Popularity: 0.253455
First Submitted: 2016-03-28 16:43
Last Updated: 2019-05-03 11:03

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sean commented on 2018-06-10 21:02

It seems to work so long as an audio backend is installed at some point. It also fails relatively gracefully if a backend is missing.

For example, I've installed the gnome-desktop group, which depends on PulseAudio and ALSA. To install this package, I downloaded a snapshot and moved jack to optdepends, built it, and added it to IgnorePkg. Both the PulseAudio and ALSA backends work, though I had to make a simple change to my PulseAudio configuration.

stylemistake commented on 2018-06-10 05:54

It is possible, but we need to make sure it works without jack libs.

P.S. Zenity also seems like an unnecessary dependency, never seen it using it.

sean commented on 2018-06-10 05:48

Is it possible to move the dependency on the jack group to optdepends? I know many people prefer to use Jack with DAWs, but it isn't required by Bitwig Studio. Sometimes I actually prefer not to install it.

punkrockguy318 commented on 2018-05-03 13:27

flac/mp3 issues have been resolved in 2.3.3 for me

punkrockguy318 commented on 2018-04-27 15:15

Just had a conversation with one of the bitwig devs - sounds like they are aware of this issue (they are running into this with Ubuntu 18.04) and plan to fix it in a 2.3.x point release. Could potentially be related to ffprobe

Workaround for the time being would be to decode mp3/flac/whatever to WAV before you import

mateba commented on 2018-04-27 14:30

Obviously, the avprobe symlink trick doesn't work either.

mateba commented on 2018-04-27 14:25

My guess is that it's related to gstreamer: I use git to keep track of my bitwig projects and by looking at the logs I can tell that MP3 worked on the 14th of March, that is after ffmpeg 3.4.2-2 but before gstreamer 1.14. This is one of the packages i've been playing with recently and we can see that there are gstreamer libraries in /opt/bitwig-studio. That could explain why not everybody is experiencing the issue. That's quite a random guess, still. Anyone can confirm that it works without gstreamer ?

punkrockguy318 commented on 2018-04-27 14:04

Got a response from BitWig; looks like they aren't interesting in fixing it... :/

Hello [prg]

this must be something specific to Arch Linux, on Ubuntu it works just fine. Unfortunately we can't maintain official support for all the different distros out there and therefore had to decide on one we use to test and more or less guarantee that it works. Therefor we currently can't say what exactly the reason is, that drag and drop does not seem to work using Arch Linux and Bitwig Studio.

Best regards, Bitwig Technical Support Team


punkrockguy318 commented on 2018-04-25 20:13

I'm also experiencing mikeza's issue. I've emailed BitWig through their support contact form but would love to hear any if anyone comes with a resolution here. ffmpeg 3.4.2-2 installed; don't remember having this problem with old versions

mateba commented on 2018-04-20 21:00

@mikeza Same here, did you find a solution ?

It's not related to ffmpeg since I'm sure MP3 & FLAC worked at least until mid-march and latest ffmpeg build-date is feb. I also tried to downgrade BW with no luck.