[arch-general] about pipewire

Javier je-vv at e.email
Mon Aug 2 16:29:10 UTC 2021

On 8/2/21 10:00 AM, computers with nikita nikita via arch-general wrote:
> Pipewire does more then just audio, it can handle video stuff, and that is
> what its being used for in this case

Yes, I understand it's more than audio, and the video part is the one allowing screen/desktop sharing on wayland.  That's why I'm wondering how to just use its video component but not its audio component, so I can keep using alsa, and still use pipewire without its audio component.

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021, 12:43 AM Javier via arch-general <
> arch-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Hello !
>> I do understand pipewire is required on wayland to be able to share the
>> desktop.  Is its audio component required as well for desktop sharing on
>> wayland?  I'm talking future wise, and mainly about some applications which
>> allows audio and video conferencing as well as desktop sharing, like zoom,
>> slack and perhaps webrtc.  If its audio component is not required, is it
>> possible at all to let pipewire without its audio components?  Would it be
>> enough to avoid installing its alsa and pulse plugins?  Any additional
>> configuration required?


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