Ticket #4617 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 22 months ago

Garbled and double speed input with usb microphone on xp pro sp3 32 bit

Reported by: BrianP Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.2 Keywords: usb microphone xp garbled
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Host Asus p5q3 deluxe wifi mobo, lga 775, p45/ich10r chipset, Intel core 2 quad q9550, 2.83 ghz, 4gb ddr3 ATI R4850 512 MB video ubuntu 9.04 64 bit workstation, fully patched Plantronics cs50 usb headset

guest xp pro sp3 32 bit, fully patched. Zonealarm firewall, avira AV 1.6gb memory, 2 cores, vtx enabled, nested paging enabled, 16 gb vdi, 8 gb free pcnet-fast iii nat network, 2 shard folders all 3 host drivers, pulse, oss and alsa all tried.

Bug Microphone works perfectly on host, records high quality voice. When recording in xp guest, every other syllable is dropped out. Even slowly and clearly spoken recordings are nearly 100% indeciperable. Extremely choppy. Sounds as though it is being played back at 2x speed. Recording using Nero 7 ultra. Also, Dragon Naturally Speaking has 1% hit rate and can not be trained. Every word must be repeated ~15 times during aborted training. Hundreds of similar reports found in Google search on "virtualbox usb microphone xp" going back at least 3 years.

In xp -> control panel -> sound and audio -> sound recording, selecting cs50 produces nothing but static noise. Only intel integrated audio works at all.

The microphone works perfectly on xp/native and on host.


virtualbox.gargled.usb.microphone.mp3 Download (277.3 KB) - added by BrianP 9 years ago.
example of garbled voice recording

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by BrianP

example of garbled voice recording

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by crimsonflame123

I'm facing exactly the same problem:

Host: [root@piedpiper ~]# uname -ar Linux piedpiper #1 SMP Fri Sep 25 04:56:58 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

uses pulseaudio for sound

Hardware: Lenovo T60 Memory: 1.5G Processor 0: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T2400 @1.83GHz Processor 1: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T2400 @1.83GHz

Guest: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 2002 Service Pack 3

VM is configured using Intel ICH AC97 for sound.

This defect prevents me from using VB seamlessly.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by michelec

confirm the same problem. exactly the same setup of the previous poster. configuring audio as ALSA gives choppy output but (barely) usable microphone input. input as PulseAudio gives crystal-clear output but completely garbaged input.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Are you guys passing the USB microphone to the guest? The suggested use is to handle the USB microphone completely in the host and use the microphone over the host audio backend.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by crimsonflame123


It seems that the flaw might be in the interaction of host audio backend and VirtualBox.

See bug 4302

I still have to see a post somewhere that says it works. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in terms of running tests or generating logs.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by crimsonflame123

Could one of the VB dev guys please have a look at the discussion thats happened in ticket 4302

The problem could be because of PulseAudio too.

comment:6 Changed 22 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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