As most of my readers will know by now I prefer to run Virtual machines on Linux rather than have a Windows OS directly on the computer.

For the last week or so I’ve not been able to get Windows 10 to play ball audio wise.

I’ve tried Virtual audio cables, Voicemeeter and just Windows speaker output and can I get through listening to a song without the audio stuttering or popping?

Can I heckers like!

At first I thought it might be an issue with an Windows update but after a reset of Windows 10 the stuttering issue remained.

I did ask on the Virtualbox forums but Couldn’t get a straight answer, practically told I was imagining the problems…

Its annoying me because I’ve had this configuration for ages and only now is it causing me any issues. It’s worked fine for months and months.

This is the audio from when it happened. (It may sound like a remix but it isn’t, its the audio looping and sticking)

I’ve been advised to roll back on versions of Virtualbox but I don’t think that’s not where the issue lies, Its either

A) The Guest editions have some erroneous bug in them somewhere.
or
B) Its a problem with Windows 10 and the soundcard on board.

Either way its annoying and naff. I will get to the bottom of it one day soon.

Until then I’ll have to use my Windows 7 Virtualbox which is streaming the songs out perfectly with no audio issues whatsoever.

It was working now it isn’t so something’s gone wrong somewhere!

I’m certainly not imagining these problems despite what some people might think.

“Its NOT RadioDJ at fault it has to be a Windows 10/Virtualbox issue somewhere, We also tried Winamp but that popped and crackled and stuttered too”

It annoys me when Technology doesn’t work as it should it makes me think I’ve done something wrong.

I shouldn’t be having these sort of problems on a new PC with 16GB of RAM onboard.

IF I find a solution I will update this post with details of the fix, I can’t be the only one with poor audio on Windows 10 on Virtualbox.

Update: 20/12/2017 After an update to Virtualbox its would appear to all intents and purposes that the stuttering audio is fixed although there is still an underlying issue with is causing audio popping/glitches.

 
One day we will get a fully functioning Windows 10 install that works without glitches on Virtualbox!

See I told you all it WASN’T RadioDJ at fault!

Update Jan 2018: We’ve finally given up on Virtualbox after all the audio issues it caused us, VMware Player seems a lot more robust than Virtualbox for audio at least.

Last updated on: January 15th, 2018
at 13:59 PM Europe/London

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