Linux News: PulseAudio 4.0 Has Been Released

PulseAudio 4.0 Has Been Released

As you may already know, PulseAudio 4.0 stable has been released in the 3rd of June and it is available for download.

Among other features, PulseAudio 4.0 handles better the low-latency requests, brings zsh and bash completion for CLI utilities, fixes the echo canceler infrastructure, sets the default resampler to speex-float-1 for lower CPU usage, et cetera. Read more in the official changelog.

How to install PulseAudio 4.0 on Arch Linux:

For now, PulseAudio 4.0 is available via PPA only on Arch Linux. Do this to install PulseAudio 4.0 on Arch:

Enable the Arch Linux Extra repository:

$ sudo su
# echo -e "[extra]\nInclude = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist" >> /etc/pacman.conf

Update the local repositories:

# pacman -Sy

Install PulseAudio 4.0:

# pacman -Sy pulseaudio

How to install PulseAudio 4.0 on other Linux Systems

For other Linux Systems, like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, OpenSUSE and many others, download pulseaudio from here.

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