PipeWire 0.3.39 Brings Libcamera Plugin Improvements, Better Compatibility For JACK Apps

Written by Michael Larabel in PipeWire on 22 October 2021 at 01:43 PM EDT. 39 Comments
PipeWire 0.3.39 was released on Thursday as the newest update to this audio/video stream solution for Linux systems that continues proving itself capable of replacing the roles of JACK and PulseAudio, among other use-cases.

PipeWire 0.3.39 continues improving compatibility with JACK applications, offers better Bluetooth device compatibility with more devices now working, its libcamera plug-in has been improved upon, an LD_PRELOAD V4L2 emulation library for running some existing V4L2 targeted applications on top of PipeWire, and the media-session has been moved into a separate module to further its deprecation in favoring it be replaced by WirePlumber.

PipeWire 0.3.39 also has compilation fixes for ARM, support to compile without D-Bus support, and various other enhancements and fixes.

More details on PipeWire 0.3.39 via FreeDesktop.org's GitLab.
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