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  • Fedora 34 Might Try To Use PipeWire By Default To Replace PulseAudio/JACK

    Phoronix: Fedora 34 Might Try To Use PipeWire By Default To Replace PulseAudio/JACK

    Red Hat for several years now has been working on PipeWire to overhaul audio/video stream management on Linux while being able to fill the duties currently managed by the likes of PulseAudio and JACK and being engineered with Wayland and Flatpak security in mind among other modern Linux technologies. With Fedora 34 next spring they may try to ship PipeWire by default in place of JACK, PulseAudio, and even legacy ALSA...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-PipeWire-Plan

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    This is their next biggest thing after Wayland, systemd and flatpak, good luck!

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    • #3
      Oh no. Oh no!!! Not again!!!

      I'm having ptsd flashbacks from the past, I need to go and vomit a bit.

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      • #4
        I really liked how well PulseAudio Streaming worked to AirPlay (and compatible) devices, I guess we will lose that with PipeWire :\

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        • #5
          I like this! IIRC, PipeWire is in charge of asking the user for permission to record media, which improves the experience a lot, in my opinion.

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          • #6
            Is PipeWire actually ready to supplant PulseAudio already?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by benpicco View Post
              I really liked how well PulseAudio Streaming worked to AirPlay (and compatible) devices, I guess we will lose that with PipeWire :\
              Well, that is a valid concern I guess. If you have the possibility, you should test it as early as possible and file relevant bug reports.

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              • #8
                Is it possible to run PipeWire on macOS, Windows or *BSD?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by geearf View Post
                  Is PipeWire actually ready to supplant PulseAudio already?
                  And what does it bring for end users?

                  PulseAudio has been working very well for years, and even seamlessly for me on an AV receiver handling audio and passing video through.

                  I suppose it's not just something that will be plugged over Pulseaudio (while still using it) without added value.

                  Hence, I'm wondering... For musicians, audiophiles, home theatre fans, gamers, etc... On a day to day basis, what does it bring over Pulseaudio? How is it going to improve everyone's experience (genuine question) and why should we be excited about it?

                  Oh, and what will it do on the video front?
                  Last edited by Mez'; 23 November 2020, 05:33 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                    This is their next biggest thing after Wayland, systemd and flatpak, good luck!
                    "next big thing" of functionally equivalent implementation with no user visible change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jxAsUR0Gss

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