22 April 2012

VMWare getting sounding working with linux host and windows guest

Installed VMWare Player to have a windows guess running on my linux host.  I found the sound wasn't working well, sounding distorted and clipped.

Fixed this by:

a) Running 'aplay -L' and finding the entry for my soundcard beginning with "front".  In my case the entry was "front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0".

b) Edit my vm config file "Windows Vista.vmx" and changing the following entries to:
sound.fileName = "front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0"
sound.autodetect = "FALSE"

Thanks to this post for the solution.