Pulseaudio-equalizer tutorial

Newly installed 15.4 XFCE. I use pulseaudio and have sound from the mother board analog outputs with Smplayer, mocp and VLC. Would someone please point me to a present day version tutorial on setting up pulseaudio-equalizer as I have been unable to get any effect from it.

Hi
I switched to this https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/multimedia:proaudio/JDSP4Linux now I only use it on Tumbleweed with Pipewire, interested in trying out this instead?

You need <https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/proaudio/15.4/x86_64/JDSP4Linux-common-2.3+37-lp154.1.1.x86_64.rpm&gt; and <https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/proaudio/15.4/x86_64/JDSP4Linux-pulseaudio-2.3+37-lp154.1.1.x86_64.rpm&gt;

Ref: GitHub - Audio4Linux/JDSP4Linux: An audio effect processor for PipeWire and PulseAudio clients

Another option is switching from pulseaudio to pipewire, see https://dev.to/drunckj/switching-to-pipewire-opensuse-guide-1cop, and then install easyeffects for it’s equalizer. That’s my current solution after pulseaudio-equalizer quit working for me. Here’s the packages you should end up with for pipewire:


> sudo zypper se -i pipewire wireplumber
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S  | Name                      | Summary                                                       | Type
---+---------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+--------
i+ | gstreamer-plugin-pipewire | Gstreamer Plugin for PipeWire                                 | package
i  | libpipewire-0_3-0         | A Multimedia Framework designed to be an audio and video se-> | package
i  | libwireplumber-0_4-0      | Session / policy manager implementation for PipeWire          | package
i  | pipewire                  | A Multimedia Framework designed to be an audio and video se-> | package
i+ | pipewire-alsa             | PipeWire media server ALSA support                            | package
i+ | pipewire-libjack-0_3      | PipeWire libjack replacement libraries                        | package
i  | pipewire-modules-0_3      | Modules For PipeWire, A Multimedia Framework                  | package
i+ | pipewire-pulseaudio       | PipeWire PulseAudio implementation                            | package
i  | pipewire-spa-plugins-0_2  | Plugins For PipeWire SPA                                      | package
i  | pipewire-spa-tools        | The PipeWire SPA Tools                                        | package
i  | pipewire-tools            | The PipeWire Tools                                            | package
i  | wireplumber               | Session / policy manager implementation for PipeWire          | package
i  | wireplumber-audio         | Session / policy manager implementation for PipeWire (audio-> | package

Besure to install easyeffects with --recommends if you have turned off recommends with yast or in your zypp.conf file.

Gene

PS This package, easyeffects, may not be available for Leap. My apologies if it’s not.

Gene

I found your earlier thread about your disappointment with pulse-effects. You won’t like easyeffects any better, it’s the pipewire follow on to pulse-effects. Sorry for the noise.

Gene_S

I am 78 years old with acceptable hearing, but with high frequency loss as is normal for old people. All I want is a simple 10 band equaliser to adjust online music and videos that are frequently mixed for multi-speaker output, to play on my desktop Logitech system. Just frequency adjustment. Why is this so difficult? Not just in Leap, but other distros as well. If I had a bigger desk, I would consider a physical equaliser, but 10 band stereo makes the unit bigger than the footprint of my desktop computer.

I was never able to get Calf plugins working until I installed pipewire on Tumbleweed, but things may be different in Leap. You could try installing calf and lv2-calf, then use one of the equalizers they provide, 5, 8, 12, and 30 bands. Check them out at https://calf-studio-gear.org.

Gene

Thanks for the link. I installed Calf and I think it will do everything I want. Now I need to read what has to be changed system wide.

I understand your pain but don’t have any good advice or explanation on this sadly. I also think this should be easier.