May be it works because your actual audio on the host is effectively compatible with AC’97 and your audio device is still more basic But more recent “HD Audio” devices are not all directly compatible with this older AC’97 specification which seems to be supported only as a local-only virtualization, indirectly on the guest where it reuses the actual HD Audio driver in a lower layer of the guest OS, and only t oprovide backward compatibility within some applications ; HD Audio devices include additional security requirements which are part of the DirectSound driver model specification for managing, for example, the HDCP protocol over HDMI and digital audio output jacks, and for managing DRM rights and data encryption for the highest quality output including within the audio mixer which cannot mix unsecured and secured audio sources and render a high quality mixed signal to an unsecured analog output. It incorporates proprietary converter technology to achieve a signal-to-noise ratio above 90dB. This is just the first step, not the final solution. Download the driver elsewhere. The listed hardware IDs are the same as you posted.

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Are these registers honoring the correct distinctions between read and write accesses? What ya gonna do? All hardware has bugs; the ones you listed don’t seem that extraordinary. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. That means it really isn’t wise to choose to emulate only modern hardware.

The codec comes bundled with Windows drivers and various sound effects including Karaoke, emulation of 26 sound environments, and 5-band ad97features that round off any PC sound system. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. Pros very easy and fast installation Cons hardly any thing to say about.


It incorporates proprietary converter technology to achieve a signal-to-noise ratio above 90dB.

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A lot of cons More reviewed on August 20, These are just a few examples, but they don’t always report this in the marketed product type, when they judge that the disabled feature is not essential for their market, or when they can provide workarounds around some common defects. In fact it should just read directsoumd not work on Windows 7 guest” because this also includes bit version “and Vista guest” where exactly the same symptom is observed.

After closing all my windows I had noticed I had downloaded two other game software programs and some other thing I didn’t know what it was. Yes I’ve googled all around to find a solution, and still I cannot find any one.

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First time I tried it froze my computer and started to download it multiple times. It may explain why this audio device is no longer supported by Intel, Microsoft, or the OEM manufacturers that included it. And possibly, this indicates a stability problem in the exposed ICH6 emulation used in VirtualBoxor the driver assumes some behavior ordering of events? How VMware Workstation solved this problem? The Realtek drivers would be a reasonable solution, if they worked properly – there seem to be issues with audio crackling and volume control.

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Vista bit comes with AC97 driver pre-installed. This is what Microsoft apparently did in VirtualPC and it works very well.


Does it require the record capabilities when just the play capabilities are needed? The time now is Results 1—10 of 1 2 There’s no such device reported in the Devices control panel anyway. Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. But I REALLY cannot understand why you chose to emulate a completely unsupported hardware with known problems even if you had full documentations about it: In that case you’ll still need to support it for some time at least for the next 3 yearsbecause lots of customers will ONLY be able to support paravirtualization In VirtualPC for Vista, this is what Microsoft chose, using a simple entry to the hypervisor, for its virtual audio device driver.

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May be it works because your actual audio on the host is effectively compatible with AC’97 and your audio device is still more basic. The sound also works in diredtsound bit installation of Linux in the VM image which works without change, from within VirtualBox or within VirtualPC and on the same hardware machine.

Infact, no sound at all when I am in Ubuntu. Download and installation help. Anyway, this still does not explain why the SB16 emulation offered in VirtualBox does not work either.

While hardly the most interesting piece of software, the AC’97 Audio Codec is a comprehensive