VirtualBox

Ticket #1624 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

USB Sound choppy, Hardy 8.04 host, xp guest

Reported by: mgiacchetti Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords: usb sound, windows guest, ubuntu hardy host
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

All the ways i tried, I cannot get USB audio working correctly.

I'm using a Logitech usb headset. And with the current setup, my xp guest sees my usb, is able to use the mic, records fine, but when it sends sound to the USB speaker it is all choppy.

Non-usb sound works well, and ive tried switching from my alsa driver, but to no avail.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to USB

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 6 years ago by Changedsoul

Replying to mgiacchetti:

All the ways i tried, I cannot get USB audio working correctly.

I'm using a Logitech usb headset. And with the current setup, my xp guest sees my usb, is able to use the mic, records fine, but when it sends sound to the USB speaker it is all choppy.

Non-usb sound works well, and ive tried switching from my alsa driver, but to no avail.

I just wanted to add that I also am experiencing the same problems and its not unique to Hardy. Using OpenSuse11 as host, and Windows XP Pro as guest. Same Headset, Logitech.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by alex2000

I am experiencing the same issue using VirtualBox 2.0.2 and a Microsoft USB headset. My host is Ubuntu 8.04 and I'm running Windows XP SP3 as the guest system. Like the previous poster said, the headset is recognized by VirtualBox, but the sound that comes to it is choppy.

This issue is very annoying (for me at least) and it's an issue since version 1.6. Will this be fixed soon?

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by joda

Any update to this issue, I am still experiencing this in 2.1.0 running under Mac OS X 10.5.6 with a WinXP SP4 guest, using Logitech USB headset

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by torsoli

I can confirm this. Host: Ubuntu 9.04. Guest: Win 7. Terratec Aureon Dual USB sound card. Audio is choppy in guest-OS.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by rqatar

I can confirm choppy audio with Logitech V20 USB speakers in Windows 7 RC on Ubuntu 9.04 host.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by rfkrocktk

I can also confirm this. Host: Ubuntu 9.10 64bit, Guest: Windows XP. Does anyone have a solution?

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by craig0927

Um...this is still a problem in Karmic...2 years and 3 months later...apparently Sun isn't very concerned about fixing it.

I'm trying to get a refund for my PUEL right now because of this very issue. I'll be sure to let everyone know how that experience goes...

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by doc@…

Alright, this issue has driven me nuts, but I found a solution, at least for me. I am using windows 7 host and Win XP SP3 as the guest. I found that my logitech usb headphone/mic combo was recognized by the guest and both sound and mic worked initially. However once I rebooted the virtual machine I got the ominous choppy audio. Tried a bunch of things that I won't bother to list - took hours, can't and don't want to remember anymore. Finally I decided to try to uninstall the driver on the guest Win XP:

Right click My Computer >> Select Properties >> Select Hardware tab >> Push Device Manager >> Select Sound, Video, Game Controllers >> Select USB audio device >> Select Driver tab >> Push Uninstall button.

(Note: I did this while the USB headset was still plugged in. This was probably a bad idea, because then the virtual machine still had the headset under devices >> USB devices. It took several reboots of virtual machine and Host (with usb headset unplugged) to get rid of that. If I were to do it again, I would first reboot the virtual machine without the USB headphone attached and then remove the driver.)

To be complete, I ultimately completely shut down the virtual machine and then the host machine. Rebooted host with USB headset plugged in. Started virtual machine up again. Once Win XP was booted it found and installed the USB headset and all worked fine. Now every time I boot the virtual machine, I make sure that I go to Devices >> USB devices and select the logitech headset immediately. The initial sound of windows startup is choppy, but from there on out both the headset speakers and mic work flawlessly, even with Dragon Naturally Speaking. Has worked everytime as of three reboots. Whew - what an ordeal.

(FYI: Not to make this more confusing, but I did set a blank filter as mentioned in another post somewhere. Not sure if it is important, but doesn't seem to hurt. Also, to my knowledge I am using Logitech Laptop Headset H555 Portable Audio For Notebooks. I can't seem to find the exact product description on the headset for some reason.)

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