Question by xrobsteelex: I want to install a fake audio driver on a vmware virtual machine, where can I find one?
I’m looking to simulate playing mp3′s on windows media player within a virutal machine. Since the vitual machines have no audio driver and windows media player wont play music without an audio driver…. how do I do this ?>
Answer by mr. c
you don’t need a fake driver in vmware;
vmware has build in drivers for almost all hardware that you might reasonably need in a virtual machine (3D graphics being a painful exception). as you seem to have already noticed, the native driver for the sound card doesn’t work because the hardware IS VIRTUALIZED (yes, that’s what a virtual machine is all about >:)
what you have to do is tell WMWare (player, workstation, server ?) which (audio) device from your computer it should use in the virtual machine; after restarting the vm, windows hardware clown will discover it and assign it the vmware virtual audio driver.
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