Low-latency multimedia framework for Linux audio and video, supporting PulseAudio, JACK, ALSA and GStreamer applications
- Free • Open Source
- Linux Mobile
What is PipeWire?
PipeWire is a 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. Alongside Wayland and Flatpak we expect PipeWire to provide a core building block for the future of Linux application development.
- 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 Audio Connection Kit, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture and GStreamer applications.
- Sandboxed applications support. See Flatpak for more info.
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PipeWire is a seamless drop-in replacement for GStreamer. PipeWire is also able to handle ALSA, JACK and PulseAudio applications at the same time.
PipeWire is a seamless drop-in replacement for JACK (and JACK2) that also handles PulseAudio applications at the same time.
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PipeWire is a seamless drop-in replacement for ALSA that also handles JACK and PulseAudio applications at the same time.