Just turned my bluetooth 🎧 on and my #Fedora Workstation automatically connected and directed sound output to it. Some things simply work in #Linux. Now let's make it sound nice using royalty-free widely-supported-by-devices #AAC and #LDAC codecs instead of low-quality SBC.

@sesivany I wonder why github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-m isn't part of pulseaudio-modules yet.

Meanwhile, there seem to be packages @ github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-m — and LDAC in Fedora is pending legal review, apparently.

(And packages for more distros @ github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-m FWIW)


@sesivany That all said, I haven't gotten the RPMs to work on F29 here. But I haven't rebooted (yet); I've only restarted bluetooth on the laptop.

@garrett What do you mean by not getting to work? I installed them and I can play music in my Sony headphones. It seems to sound better than before, but I'd need to verify it really is in LDAC to make sure it's not placebo :)

@sesivany I restarted Pulseaudio (after restarting Bluetooth earlier) and got a few minutes to test it out on my Fedora 29 laptop:

1. LDAC from laptop to FiiO Btr3.

2. LDAC from laptop to Sony XM3 Headphones.

3. AptX HD from phone (OnePlus 6T) to laptop. Not sure why it's AptX HD instead of LDAC, but it's fantastic enough too. 😉

This is nice.

@sesivany Just playing around and selected input from my headphones and it dropped the audio down to HSP/HFP. Ouch. It's possibly even worse than a walkie-talkie.

(This is a shortcoming of Bluetooth audio. There's no hi-res (or even medium-res) audio output with input at the same time, sadly. Thankfully, it's easy enough to switch back to A2DP with LDAC... even in GNOME settings.)

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