#611 F34 Change: Route all Audio to PipeWire
Closed 2 years ago by pbokoc. Opened 2 years ago by bcotton.

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Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue assigned to pbokoc

2 years ago

I'm taking this release note, if that's okay. I'll finish it later today.

Metadata Update from @mareksu:
- Issue assigned to mareksu (was: pbokoc)

2 years ago

Hi @wtaymans,

If you happen to have a moment before the Fedora 34 release, could you please review this last-minute Pipewire release note?

If you can't, don't worry about it.


.PipeWire is now the default audio service

The *Pipewire* service now manages all audio output and input. *Pipewire* replaces the *PulseAudio* service in general use cases and the *JACK* service in professional use cases. The system now redirects audio from applications that use *PulseAudio*, *JACK*, or the *ALSA* framework into *Pipewire*.

Benefits of *Pipewire* over the previous solutions include:

* A unified solution for consumer and professional users
* A flexible, modular architecture
* High performance and low latency, similar to the *JACK* service
* Isolation between audio clients for better security

You no longer have to configure the *JACK* service for applications that use it. All *JACK* applications can now start in the default Fedora configuration.

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

2 years ago

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