This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest PipeWire server on Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, and Ubuntu 20.10 via Ubuntu PPA.
PipeWire Is a new low-level multimedia framework aimed at providing both audio and video capture and playback with minimal latency and supporting PulseAudio, JACK, ALSA, and GStreamer-based applications. .. It also works in sandboxed Flatpak applications.
PipeWire is available in the Ubuntu Universe repository and is officially supported on Ubuntu 21.04.The default version is always out of date, but Arch user fans Ubuntu PPA Use Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04, and the latest Ubuntu 21.10 packages to date.
1.) Add Ubuntu PPA.
To add a PPA, first open a terminal from the System App Launcher or press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard. Once open, run the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipewire-debian/pipewire-upstream
Enter your user password (without asterisk feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.
2.) Install or update PipeWire.
After adding the PPA, you can update the engine via Update Manager (Software Updater).
Or install it with a command.
sudo apt install pipewire
For GStreamer 1.0, also install the Bluetooth plugin and jack client
Once installed, set up Pipewired as follows: documentation..
How to restore a PipeWire package in stock:
For some reason, you can purge the Ubuntu PPA and downgrade the package to the stock version. To do this, run the following command:
sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:pipewire-debian/pipewire-upstream