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PulseAudio 11.0 Released – Install PulseAudio on Ubuntu

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PulseAudio 11.0 released. Install PulseAudio on Ubuntu – PulseAudio volume control for Ubuntu and PulseAudio equalizer. The PulseAudio sound system for Linux Ubuntu (version 11.0) brings support for newer AirPlay hardware, an improved bluetooth MTU configuration, and many more changes.

PulseAudio is a sound system for POSIX OSes, meaning that it is a proxy for your sound applications. It allows you to do advanced operations on your sound data as it passes between your application and your hardware. Things like transferring the audio to a different machine, changing the sample format or channel count and mixing several sounds into one are easily achieved using a sound server.

PulseAudio is designed for Linux systems and is an integral part of all relevant modern Linux distributions and used in various mobile devices by multiple vendors.

PulseAudio 11.0

PulseAudio 11.0 release brings support for newer AirPlay hardware, the default sink and source configuration is remembered better, an improved bluetooth MTU configuration, Bluetooth HSP headset role implemented and option to automatically switch bluetooth profile to HSP more often.

PulseAudio 11.0 changes at a glance

  • Support for newer AirPlay hardware
  • USB and bluetooth devices preferred over internal sound cards
  • The default sink and source configuration is remembered better
  • Bluetooth HSP headset role implemented
  • Bluetooth HFP audio gateway role implemented (requires oFono)
  • Bluetooth HSP audio gateway and HFP hands-free unit roles can be enabled simultaneously
  • Upmixing can now be disabled without bad side effects
  • Avoid having unavailable sinks or sources as the default
  • Option to avoid resampling more often
  • Option to automatically switch bluetooth profile to HSP more often
  • Better latency regulation in module-loopback
  • Changed module argument names in module-ladspa-sink and module-virtual-surround-sink
  • Fixed input device handling on Windows
  • Improved bluetooth MTU configuration (warning! this causes some hardware to not work any more, see the details below for how to fix it)
  • GNU Hurd support
  • Applications can request LADSPA or virtual surround filtering for their streams
  • Support for 32-bit applications on 64-bit systems in padsp

Download PulseAudio 11.0

The current releases can be found in the official releases directory. Ubuntu users can simply follow this link and download the latest version. https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Download/

PulseAudio Equalizer

To install the PulseAudio Equalizer on Ubuntu Systems, run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-equalizer
sudo reboot

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