Bug#954434: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth: Adds Sony LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC codecs (A2DP Audio) support to PulseAudio on Linux

Nicholas D Steeves nsteeves at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 18:31:53 BST 2020

Hello Stefano, Felipe, and anyone else reading this,

On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 06:45:01PM +0100, Stefano F. wrote:
> Il giorno sab 21 mar 2020 alle ore 17:17 Felipe Sateler
> <fsateler at debian.org> ha scritto:
> > On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 12:33 PM Stefano F. <issues at deeperception.eu> wrote:
> >>
> >> Package: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
> >> Version: 13.99.1-1
> >> Severity: wishlist
> >> Tags: upstream
> >>
> >> Dear Maintainer,
> >>
> >> it would be nice to have non-free alternative package for A2DP codecs for
> >> modern true wireless earbuds supporte codecs with the packaging of[1].
> >>
> >> See also[2][3][4]
> >>
> >> [1]https://github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-modules-bt
> >> [2]https://github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-modules-bt/wiki#are-there-any-plans-to-
> >> upstream-this-into-pulseaudio
> >> [3]https://github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-modules-bt/issues/3
> >> [4]https://eischmann.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/better-bluetooth-sound-quality-
> >> on-linux/
> >
> >
> > I'm not sure what you are proposing. If you want these modules to be packaged, please help with getting #794692 resolved and then file a RFP for the modules.
> If we need a new alternative package the RFC is at
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=954442

I think Stefano is asking for two different things.  The primary one
appears to be for a nonfree pulseaudio-module-bluetooth alternative
package that supports a variety of non-free codecs, and he filed an
RFP for that.

That said,

libldac passed RedHat legal review

and is in sid, and I would have liked to propose that we build
pulseaudio with libldac support (and not AptX and other
patent-encumbered Qualcomm technologies), but then I read that libldac
allegedly has a license that in incompatible with pulseaudio's?!


If that's the case, how can both pulseaudio and libldac be in main?

If it's not the case, then I think this bug should be retitled and
focused as a wishlist bug to build pulseaudio-module-bluetooth (in
main) with support for LDAC via libldac.

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