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I need to be able to share streaming video in Zoom meetings. When I go to share I get the message "You need to install Pulse Audio (1.0 and above) to support Audio Share"

I just upgraded to 22.10.

Zoom version: 5.12.2 (4816)

While I understand that linux has moved to PipeWire, is there some way to install Pulse Audio so I can get audio in a share of a zoom meeting?

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On my fresh (today) upgrade to 22.10, pipewire was installed and pulseaudio was not - nor was pipewire configured properly to provide pulseaudio services. Following the directions in https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2022/04/pipewire-replace-pulseaudio-ubuntu-2204/ I could see that pipewire was at least partly installed. I got wireplumber installed and then everything works.

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  • Thanks. I also had to reboot (on Xubuntu 22.10), but after reboot it worked.
    – Attila123
    Commented Apr 1, 2023 at 7:02
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I went through 30 days of Zoom's tech support to resolve this symptom on my system. Seriously, it took them 30 days. However, they were nice the whole time, and escalated it all the way to their "Backend team".

The solution was simply:

sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get install -y pulseaudio-utils

This was, on my 23.04 system, after ascertaining that both pipewire and pipewire-pulse were installed and running, via

ps -ef|grep pipe

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