VirtualBox

Ticket #627 (new enhancement)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 10 months ago

virtualbox doesn't play pc speaker sounds generated by the guest -> won't fix, contributions welcome

Reported by: gnowak Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: audio
Version: Keywords: pc speaker
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by michael) (diff)

When the guest generates sounds via the pc speaker, they aren't played on the host through either the host's pc speaker if one exists, and/or through the host's sound card. I believe that vmware sends pc speaker sounds generated by the guest to the host's pc speaker, and I know that both qemu, as well as virtualpc send pc speaker sounds generated by the guest to the host's sound card. I personally would find it very helpful to hear any pc speaker beeps which the guest generates, and would appreciate it if the inclusion of this feature in virtualbox could please be considered.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to audio

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by geniver

I am trying to play alert sounds in a python program, with no success. I discovered that I can not make any sounds using the Linux Terminal program.

I am running CentOS 5.2 as the host system for VirtualBox 2.1.2

I have tried this with the following guest operating systems:

CentOS 5.2 Ubuntu 8.10 OpenSolaris Windows XP cmd.exe

I can make a system beep by typing backspace at the bash prompt using the Terminal program of the host CentOS 5.2 system. Doing the same thing using the Terminal program of the guest CentOS 5.2 system produces nothing.

If I set preference for visual beep, the title bar of the Terminal program flashes. I do get sound when I visit youtube.com via Firefox, or when I play an mp3 using VLC.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

Added myself as CC to this bug.

-Technologov

comment:4 Changed 10 months ago by MichaelB

It has been over 7 years and this bug is still outstanding. Are there any plans of fixing this bug?

comment:5 Changed 10 months ago by michael

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from virtualbox doesn't play pc speaker sounds generated by the guest to virtualbox doesn't play pc speaker sounds generated by the guest -> won't fix, contributions welcome

I'm afraid that there currently are not as far as I know. We would happily accept a code contribution if it could be integrated without too much work on our side, but otherwise fixing this is just too low priority relative to the other things we have to do and our available engineering time.

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