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PulseAudio 16.0

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The audio sent with module-rtp-send can now be compressed with the Opus codec. To use it, pass enable_opus=true as a module argument to module-rtp-send. This feature works only when PulseAudio is compiled with GStreamer enabled (both sending and receiving end).

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By Bobby Borisov

  • PulseAudio 16 Released with Bluetooth Battery Level Reporting Support

    The freedesktop.org project announced the release of the PulseAudio 16.0 sound server with some new features. So let’s take a look at what’s new and enhanced.

    PulseAudio is a general-purpose sound server designed to act as a bridge between your programs and hardware devices that support ALSA or OSS. Furthermore, if Avahi is enabled, it can provide simple network streaming across local devices.

    Although PipeWire has grown in popularity in recent years and is currently the primary choice for a sound server in many Linux distributions, PulseAudio is not yet out of the game and is still evolving. And its most recent release, PulseAudio 16, proves this.

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