[vbox-dev] Audio mixer on host for multiple virtual machines

mark browser marsbrowser at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 26 18:39:01 PDT 2009


thank you for your reply and sorry for distracting this list, but I couldn't find any information regarding this issue. I'm not sure if you got me right, so here is the original message I wrote:

I am looking for a host audio mixing solution when running multiple VMs.
The audio works in all VM's but only one at a time. (Tested with all win-x86 vbox versions upto 2.2)
This topic is also discussed here: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8420

I am not sure weather this is a bug or just a missing feature. I would appreciate any developer comments on this.

 - both host and multiple running guests are windows machines and the sound only works in the vm which has focus.

- The "Host Driver" option for the vm's is set to Windows DirectSound, which should have mixing support imho.

If I got you right, installing pulseaudio on the windows host will give you another "Host Driver" option for the vm's and resolves that issue?


--- On Sun, 6/21/09, Josh Wright <jshwright at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Josh Wright <jshwright at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] Audio mixer on host for multiple virtual machines
> To: marsbrowser at yahoo.com
> Cc: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
> Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009, 4:29 PM
> VirtualBox supports Pulseaudio, which
> should give you pretty much all
> the control you would need in that regard (assuming a host
> OS with
> Pulse support)
> ~JW
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:08 AM, <marsbrowser at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > can someone reading this please give me a hint whom I
> can address this request?
> > Should I make a bug report?
> > Does anybody know if there will be mixing support in
> the upcoming version 3.0?
> >
> > Regards
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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