Last Updated on July 23, 2023
PipeWire is a server for handling audio and video streams and hardware. This project that aims to greatly improve handling of audio and video under Linux.
It provides a low-latency, graph based processing engine on top of audio and video devices that can be used to support the use cases currently handled by both PulseAudio and JACK.
PipeWire was designed with a powerful security model that makes interacting with audio and video devices from containerized applications easy, with supporting Flatpak applications being the primary goal.
The project’s goals are:
- Capture and playback of audio and video with minimal latency.
- Real-time Multimedia processing on audio and video.
- Multiprocess architecture to let applications share multimedia content.
- Seamless support for PulseAudio, JACK, ALSA and GStreamer applications.
- Sandboxed applications support.
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