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  • PipeWire 0.3.41 Offers Improved Flatpak & JACK Compatibility, Apple AirPlay Streaming

    Phoronix: PipeWire 0.3.41 Offers Improved Flatpak & JACK Compatibility, Apple AirPlay Streaming

    PipeWire 0.3.41 is out as the newest version of this increasingly-used Linux audio/video stream server solution...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa....3.41-Released

  • #2
    Have been using pipewire on Arch since Fedora 34 was released with it. Works flawlessly. Using helvum I can reroute sound so that I can record two meetings at the same time (while listening to only one or none of them) or I can send one audio stream to multiple speakers.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by er888kh View Post
      Have been using pipewire on Arch since Fedora 34 was released with it. Works flawlessly. Using helvum I can reroute sound so that I can record two meetings at the same time (while listening to only one or none of them) or I can send one audio stream to multiple speakers.
      I've done something similar on Arch. I appreciate being able to record a livestream while playing another audio stream.

      The note about OBS monitor recording is interesting. I thought my laptop was just buggy when OBS "desktop audio" started picking up a ton of interference. However now that I can create a Jack input in OBS and use helvum to link directly to it from an audio source, I may not bother.

      So far my only frustrations are 1) Firefox seems to create new audio sources all the time, and just auto-connects them to default output, and 2) helvum is pretty basic (options to re-sort the UI, and save & restore patch links would be nice).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by er888kh View Post
        Have been using pipewire on Arch since Fedora 34 was released with it. Works flawlessly. Using helvum I can reroute sound so that I can record two meetings at the same time (while listening to only one or none of them) or I can send one audio stream to multiple speakers.
        Same here. It's been pretty much a drop-in replacement for pulse (pulse worked fine, too, I was just curious about pipewire), save for the fact that when I select Pro Audio out, instead of two audio outs, I start seeing a lot more (~6-12).
        I had to fiddle a bit with sampling rates. Pipewire only uses one out of the box, had to find out how to set a secondary sampling rate. Can't fault it for not migrating configs, tho.

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        • #5
          Looking forward to distros slowly starting to show interest in replacing PulseAudio. It will be several years process, but the outcome will benefit Linux audio a lot! I treat PW as my default audio server for several months now and it's getting better quickly!

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          • #6
            I wonder if this release will also fix sharing system audio during Zoom screensharing under PipeWire.

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            • #7
              Is there something equivalent to:

              ### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
              #load-module module-suspend-on-idle

              I want to replace pulseaudio but i need something like this to avoid audio crackling.

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              • #8
                as soon as pipewire can remember the paths i make I will be happy, constantly routing audio when the app stops playing audio is incredibly annoying.

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                • #9
                  I would love to use pipewire but it refuses to detect my hdmi audio connection (ubuntu 22.04) so I end up returning to pulseaudio which works.

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                  • #10
                    As usual, I see some people praising PipeWire for "perfect" operation in the comments… Unfortunately, I can't claim the same - I use PipeWire in F34 since the release, and it never worked as well as PulseAudio for me I have regular issues with switching outputs (some applications keep outputting to the previous output, but not all), disappearing mic inputs (very rarely - to fix it I usually need to plug out and in my USB camera again), and sound over HDMI working "sometimes" on my TV. I had no such problems under PA - it worked perfectly AFAIR. However, I see clear trend in PipeWire improving reliability with each release, so that's good

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