Talk:PipeWire

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gentoo-pipewire-launcher

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This discussion is done.

This page currently makes a number of references to gentoo-pipewire-launcher, but as of today (2022-04-10), the media-video/pipewire build seems to not install such a file. However, it does contain /usr/libexec/pipewire-launcher; should references to the former be replaced by references to the latter? -- Flexibeast (talk)

What version are you talking about? I recall that the stable version 0.3.36 won't have that yet, and since this is very experimental at this stage, this wiki page refers to mostly unstable builds.
Gabrielg (talk) 08:05, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh! Sorry, yes, 0.3.36. Thanks, all noted. -- Flexibeast (talk)

Necessity of screencast USE flag

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This discussion is still ongoing.

A recent discussion on r/Gentoo indicates how the current text:

The use of PipeWire by applications natively is governed by the USE=screencast USE flag, on each package that has optional PipeWire support.

is ambiguous. Is the screencast flag only required if one needs to do screencasting, or is it more generally required for applications to use PipeWire natively?

-- Flexibeast (talk)

Afaik, it is only for the screencasting. For sound-server, applications are still using pulseaudio USE flag and pipewire will act as pulseaudio server if you choose to replace pulseaudio with pipewire (by setting sound-server on pipewire and -daemon on pulseaudio). -- Ultratensai (talk)