PipeWire: All about the professional media server for Linux

PipeWire: All about the professional media server for Linux

PipeWire: All about the professional media server for Linux

Frequently and punctually, we have been commenting, over time, existence and news of the new and current professional media server for linux known as "PipeWire".

For this reason, today we dedicate this entire and more complete entry, entering the year 2023, to this free and open development, which is advancing more and more with new versions and improvements, and is implemented on most GNU/Linux Distros.

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PipeWire: New professional media server for Linux

PipeWire: New professional media server for Linux

What is PipeWire?

According to his Official websiteThis free and open development, which is currently going for its version 0.3.63, is briefly described as:

UA free and open project that aims to greatly improve audio and video handling on Linux. For this reason, p.Provides a low latency graphics-based rendering engine.

Current features and functionalities

However, later on the same and other official sites, important points are added, such as:

  1. PipeWire, Flatpak and Wayland: PipeWire was designed with a powerful security model that makes it easy to interact with audio and video devices from container-based applications, with support for Flatpak applications being the primary goal. Therefore, along with Wayland and Flatpak, it is expected to provide a central component for the future of Linux application development.
  2. Offers useful and novel features: Such as the ccapture and playback of audio and video with minimal latency, the preal-time multimedia processing over audio and video, a multithreaded architecture to allow applications to share multimedia content, and seamless support for applications that work with PulseAudio, JACK, ALSA, and GStreamer.
  3. It is a low-level multimedia framework: which includes the ability to nflexible and extensible media format negotiation and buffer allocation. In addition, of cHard plugins with real-time capability.
  4. It is a robust and complete software in full development: Which integrates the following components, PipeWire Daemon (PWD), PipeWire Session Manager, a set of tools, a Library, and SPA (a simple plugin API).
  5. It is a server and userspace API: What allows handling multimedia pipelines, therefore, it includes the possibility of hacer, from making video sources available to multiplexing them to multimedia clients.

Ubuntu 22.10 with PipeWire

Official sources about PipeWire, the professional media server for Linux

Both for its installation and for its use, PipeWire has a lot of information available, being the most important 10 the following:

  1. Official Web site
  2. Official documentation
  3. GitLab
  4. GitHub 1 (with packages for Debian/Ubuntu)
  5. GitHub 2 (with information for installation on Debian/Ubuntu)
  6. Lauchpad (with recent versions for installation on Debian/Ubuntu)
  7. Debian Wiki
  8. Ubuntu Wiki
  9. Debian packages
  10. Ubuntu packages
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So far, this post about the most important and current on the professional media server for linux called "PipeWire". Let's hope that this project continues to consolidate and expand by default in more GNU/Linux Distros. And, if you currently use any GNU/Linux distro with PipeWireIt will be a pleasure to know your experience through the comments.

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