As most of my readers will know by now I prefer to run Virtual machines on Ubuntu rather than have a Windows 10 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!

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 had some erroneous bug in them somewhere.
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!

We’re certainly not imagining these problems despite what some people might think.

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

We 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.

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!

We’ve not had any major audio problems since switching to VMware it chugs along nicely day after day.

Last updated on: 15th September 2019
at 11:37 AM Europe/London