PipeWire 0.3.60 Released With Many Fixes, Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in PipeWire on 10 November 2022 at 08:14 AM EST. 33 Comments
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PipeWire 0.3.60 is out today as the newest update to this software used for managing audio and video streams on Linux. With modern Linux distributions PipeWire is increasingly used now as the replacement to PulseAudio in addition to its video capabilities.

PipeWire 0.3.60 contains various fixes and improvements, including around PipeWire camera support for OBS Studio for those doing any screencasting/capturing from the Linux desktop.


PipeWire 0.3.60 also has many Bluetooth improvements, the ALSA plugin will only start playback when there is data, many libcamera and V4L2 improvements, enhancements to various other modules, pw-top has seen enhancements on the tooling front, and a few additions on the JACK side.
Highlights

- The filter-chain now handles errors better and has fixes for many crasher bugs.

- A new RTP module was added with a sender and receiver. It uses SAP to announce and consume RTP streams and is compatible with the PulseAudio RTP modules.

- Many small bluetooth improvements and fixes.

- The alsa plugin will now only start playback when there is data. This results in better sync and lower latency between capture and playback.

- The v4l2 and libcamera plugins have seen a lot of improvements. They support control properties now. Also pw-v4l2 has seen many improvements and mostly passes the v4l2-compliance test now.

- Many more bugfixes and improvements.

See the full list of PipeWire 0.3.60 changes over on the FreeDesktop.org GitLab.
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