Pipewire and pulseaudio

Just wondering why I have processes running for both pipewire and pulseaudio?

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If both are installed, then both may be called on by applications. Do you have pipewire-pulse installed?

I don't remember installing either. I thought they must have come standard with ZorinOS.

I am wondering the same. Saw today both processes running. I definitely haven't installed anything regarding pulsewire or pulseaudio.

That is my output of apt of these two:

anon@Zorin:~/.config/systemd/user$ apt list --installed | grep pipewire

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

gstreamer1.0-pipewire/focal,now 0.3.24-3+zorin3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libpipewire-0.3-0/focal,now 0.3.24-3+zorin3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libpipewire-0.3-modules/focal,now 0.3.24-3+zorin3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
pipewire-bin/focal,now 0.3.24-3+zorin3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
pipewire/focal,now 0.3.24-3+zorin3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
anon@Zorin:~/.config/systemd/user$ apt list --installed | grep pulseaudio

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio/focal-updates,focal-security,now 1.16.2-1ubuntu2.1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth/focal-updates,now 1:13.99.1-1ubuntu3.13 amd64 [installed,automatic]
pulseaudio-utils/focal-updates,now 1:13.99.1-1ubuntu3.13 amd64 [installed,automatic]
pulseaudio/focal-updates,now 1:13.99.1-1ubuntu3.13 amd64 [installed,automatic]

Installed pipewire.
$ pactl info
Ciąg serwera: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Wersja protokołu biblioteki: 33
Wersja protokołu serwera: 35
Czy jest lokalny: tak
Indeks klienta: 146
Rozmiar kafla: 65472
Nazwa użytkownika: bourne
Nazwa komputera: bourne-MS-7916
Nazwa serwera: PulseAudio (on PipeWire 0.3.47)
Wersja serwera: 15.0.0
Domyślne określenie próbki: float32le 2 k 48000 Hz
Domyślna mapa kanałów: front-left,front-right
Domyślny odpływ: alsa_output.usb-SENUCN_Digital_Hifi_Audio-00.analog-stereo
Domyślne źródło: alsa_input.usb-046d_0825_FD60DDE0-02.mono-fallback
Ciasteczko: 40b2:160d

apt list --installed | grep pipewire

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

gstreamer1.0-pipewire/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
libpipewire-0.3-0/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
libpipewire-0.3-dev/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
libpipewire-0.3-modules/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
pipewire-audio-client-libraries/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
pipewire-bin/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
pipewire-doc/focal,focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 all [zainstalowany]
pipewire-locales/focal,focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 all [zainstalowany]
pipewire-media-session/focal,now 0.4.1.r10.gf715063-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
pipewire-pulse/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
pipewire-tests/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]
pipewire/focal,now 0.3.47-1~ubuntu20.04 amd64 [zainstalowany]

I must sayed my audio is very poor. Something like echo. Like something hearing forward and backside sound.