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.

Software type
PipeWire
Platform
GNU/Linux
Software language
C
License
MIT
Developer(s)
Wim Taymans (wtay)

Recent releases:
PipeWire 0.3.40 11 Nov '21
PipeWire 0.3.39 20 Oct '21
PipeWire 0.3.38 30 Sep '21
PipeWire 0.3.37 23 Sep '21
PipeWire 0.3.36 16 Sep '21
PipeWire 0.3.35 9 Sep '21
PipeWire 0.3.34 26 Aug '21
PipeWire 0.3.33 5 Aug '21
PipeWire 0.3.32 20 Jul '21
PipeWire 0.3.31 28 Jun '21