What do you guys think of Pipewire?
GentleGiantFan last edited by
I'm on the linux side of things here and wanted to know what people here (Devs and Users all are welcome) think of Pipewire. I know PulseAudio has some infamy here for the quality of its output at times and that some people prefer to use ALSA to listen to music with strawberry. Has or can Pipewire fix these issues or am I being stupid.
snakefinger last edited by
@gentlegiantfan I'm pretty much where you are in regard to Pipewire. I'm on OpenSuse Leap 15.3 and sticking with PulseAudio for now. I've gotten reasonably familiar with tweaking the configuration files for various reasons. Recently I've been working with a new, dual-boot Windows/Linux install on an HP laptop. I've gotten Strawberry where I feel it's pretty solid now.
Linux audio, to put it mildly, can be pretty temperamental (although not as much as wireless networking). Depending on the Linux flavor you use, you may find more help on the forum for that OS. Majority of audio issues I've had were more in that realm than individual programs.
I run my Slackware system with Pipewire instead of Pulseaudio. It seems a bit less complicated and the sound is excellent.
@gentlegiantfan I'm on ArchLinux using Pipewire, it works really nice and the sound quality in my opinion is a lot better.