How do I change Pipewire default sample rate in Silverblue?

Hello all,

So I’m running Silverblue 34, it works great, but I can’t figure out how to change the default sample rate from 48khz to 96Khz.

Most info I found online asks to modify the default.clock.rate line in pipewire.conf, but /usr/share/pipewire/pipewire.conf is Read-only in Silverblue

Has anyone done it? know how to?


Try to copy pipewire.conf to /etc/pipewire and then edit it there. The /usr directory is read only in Silverblue.

You should place user configuration into ~/.config/pipewire

Hi, thanks for replying.

There’s no /etc/pipewire folder, and putting the configuration in ~/.config/pipewire/pipewire.conf didn’t work either.

Nevermind, not sure if it was the file inside .config, but now when I change the sample rate from the device, it stays that way instead of reverting.
Not sure if pipewire is doing converting it down though, I’ll have to do more testing regarding latency to confirm it.

If you made changes to your user environment ie in ~/.config/pipewire/pipewire.conf you would need to log out and back in for the changes to be made effective I think.

Many software apps look in local user .config and then in /etc/appname and then /usr/share/appname in that order. This is so defaults can be overridden by the system admin or the user. Not all software does this due to security concerns. I do not know how pipewire behaves.