Using wireplumber instead of pipewire-media-session

Hi,

I have been testing wireplumber instead of pipewire-media-session for a few days, and so far all OK.

Is anyone else testing/using it? Maybe become a default replacement for pipewire-media-session ?

Thanks!

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On it since some weeks, working okay so far. There are occasional issues with changing output device but I'm really not sure if that is to be accounted to PipeWire or Wireplumber :eyes:
Since Fedora is also looking at replacing the media session with Wireplumber, I think we can go for this as well in the future :slight_smile:

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What does this provide that the default pipewire-media-session does not? That is, what are the advantages to this?

Details here are pretty vague:

It's apparently "less limited" than the default... ?

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well, I am not an expert on this, hence my asking for feedback if anyone was using:

but like @dr460nf1r3 said, fedora is making the switch with these "supposed advantages": Changes/WirePlumber - Fedora Project Wiki

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Well we install wireplumber by default anyway

What else needs to change

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I like this first one:

So... the benefit of the change is that it's the same? :joy:

(Yes, the above is only the first item taken out of context for comedic effect :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:)

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If it's not already done, the equivalent of:

systemctl --user --now disable pipewire-media-session
systemctl --user --now enable wireplumber

(Perhaps wireplumber also needs to provides=(pipewire-media-session) so it can be removed...)

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Well then that's on arch

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Which bit? If wireplumber is installed by default on Garuda but not enabled then it's not actually doing anything?

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The provides and replaces stuff needs to be done by arch

As for wireplumber i think it provides wpctl

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See we don't install pipewire media session its a dependancy of something

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https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/72283

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hum.... actually this is taking an unexpected turn for me:

I was expecting an answer like @dr460nf1r3 .... not a "lets do it!!!" :slight_smile:

Really, I was just trying to get the conversation and considerations started. Like I mentioned above, I am not an expert on this pipewire newage thing :slight_smile: and I only tested it a few days.

But thanks everyone for your open mindness and quick feedback !

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That's how things here work at times :sweat_smile: not being backed by companies has advantages, for sure :smiley:

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If it's better then get it done. :wink:

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