VirtualBox

Ticket #5606 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

The sound in Windows 7 (guest) becomes fine if the host (Linux) has a YouTube video running

Reported by: LpSolit Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: audio
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

I first reported this on IRC in #virtualbox, but I hope this will get more traction here:

I found something crazy with Windows 7 RC installed as a guest in VirtualBox (currently at 3.1.0): the sound is ugly, with many glitches and slow. But when a YouTube page is opened in my host (Linux) in Firefox and the video is playing, the sound in Windows 7 becomes perfect, with no glitches and slowness anymore. If I close the YouTube page, the sound becomes ugly again.

Someone on IRC mentioned a problem between PulseAudio and VirtualBox. As opening a YouTube page in the host fixes the problem, couldn't this be a good hint at how to fix the problem? VirtualBox could use some similar hack to work around this problem.

I found tons of related bugs in your bugtracker. Here are some, for the record:

 http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1275

 http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1982

 http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2580

 http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/4579

Not sure how you triage them, so I'm filing this one as I mention a workaround.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 3.2.10.

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