The VMware virtual sound device is compatible with a Creative Technology Sound Blaster Audio API. The sound device supports sound in Windows and Linux guest operating systems.


  1. Select the virtual machine and select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings.
  2. On the Hardware tab, select Sound Card.
  3. Configure one or more sound card settings.




    Connects or disconnects the sound device while the virtual machine is running. You can also use the Devices menu and select the drive to connect or disconnect.

    Connect at power on

    Automatically connects the sound device to the virtual machine when you power on the virtual machine.

    Use default host sound card

    The virtual machine uses the default sound card in the host system.

    Specify host sound card

    Selects which sound card to use if you have more than one physical sound card on the host system.

    Enable echo cancellation

    Enables echo cancellation for the sound card.

  4. Click OK to save your changes.