kunst VS pajackconnect

Compare kunst vs pajackconnect and see what are their differences.


Download and display album art or display embedded album art (by sdushantha)


Make JACK Work With PulseAudio (by brummer10)
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kunst pajackconnect
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1.7 0.7
about 2 months ago 6 months ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of kunst. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-10.
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    Music: Music Player Daemon (The ALSA of music players!) MOC (Terminal frontend for MPD) ncmpcpp (Anyone who tells you there's a better music player for Linux than this, is a scammer!) kunst (Even blind people need Album Art to listen music ;) Spicetify (Spicey Spotify with pywal!)
  • How can I set a keybind to show album art?
    reddit.com/r/ncmpcpp | 2021-01-08
    It looks amazing I will definitely give it a try. I've already installed kunst, but I've found it crashes a lot.


Posts with mentions or reviews of pajackconnect. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-10.
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    PulseAudio: PulseAudio-ALSA-JACK Bridge (Comes out of the box with Cadence!) pavucontrol The rest of PulseAudio magic is done by playing with your default.pa/system.pa files ;)
  • PipeWire: The Linux audio/video bus
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-03
    > Yeah making PulseAudio play nice with JACK seems to be tricky.

    for me https://github.com/brummer10/pajackconnect has worked flawlessly... but I've switched to pipewire and I'm not looking back !

  • Making Sense of the Audio Stack on Unix
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-07
    > whenever I read the Arch wiki about how to have PulseAudio and JACK coexist,


    start jack, start pulseaudio, run pajackconnect, done

  • osx -> linux for personal use (bitwig, vscode, occasional game etc)
    Jack + Qjackctl to set things like buffer size has actually been pretty seamless to me using Bitwig. Everything kind of just works once I setup a Pulse Audio -> Jack Bridge via Qjackctl and this script. I can get latency way down low in Bitwig, and then when I'm running normal apps and games the bridge works perfectly. Pipewire is exciting though, it's just pretty new so I haven't seen as much documentation or tools.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kunst and pajackconnect you can also consider the following projects:

easyeffects - Limiter, compressor, convolver, equalizer and auto volume and many other plugins for PipeWire applications

pulsemixer - CLI and curses mixer for PulseAudio

mpd - Music Player Daemon

ncmpcpp - Featureful ncurses based MPD client inspired by ncmpc

mocp - Music On Console Player

cava - Console-based Audio Visualizer for Alsa