Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


PipeWire state of the union

What is and what will be

This talk will detail the current state of PipeWire and the plans for the future.

PipeWire started out as a low-level multimedia transport layer. Services such as screen sharing and later audio routing were added on top of this infrastructure. Major distributions are now adopting PipeWire as a replacement for both JACK and PulseAudio. The next step for PipeWire will be to enhance the video sharing support. This talk will briefly outline the architecture of PipeWire, the current status and the future plans.


Wim Taymans