Bug 464916 - Feature parity between pulseaudio and pipewire in regard to creating virtual sound devices by combining multiple streams or to output to multiple sinks
Summary: Feature parity between pulseaudio and pipewire in regard to creating virtual ...
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Product: systemsettings
Classification: Applications
Component: kcm_pulseaudio (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
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Reported: 2023-01-27 22:19 UTC by sk.griffinix
Modified: 2024-01-25 08:07 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description sk.griffinix 2023-01-27 22:19:58 UTC
Currently, when using pulseaudio and configuring sound settings, it is possible to create virtual devices. However, the UI is absent if the backend used is pipewire. With pipewire now supporting native module-combine-stream (https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/-/tags/0.3.65), the feature should be made accessible via GUI for feature parity.
Comment 1 Guido 2023-01-28 10:22:43 UTC
With pipewire is also absent a more basic switch to deviate the output on last inserted device.
Comment 2 Ismael Asensio 2023-03-12 00:57:03 UTC
Besides module-combine-stream, pipewire is still missing module-gsettings so that we can change these settings (at least in a compatible way with the current pulseaudio interface).

The integration of this module seems to be in progress though (https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/-/merge_requests/1468)
Comment 3 Piotr Dobrogost 2024-01-25 08:07:16 UTC
Related https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=440536