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VMware Workstation provides a sound device compatible with the Sound Blaster Ensoniq AudioPCI and supports sound in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Linux guest operating systems. The VMware Workstation sound device is enabled by default.
Sound support includes PCM (pulse code modulation) output and input. For example, you can play .wav files, MP3 audio and Real Media audio. MIDI output from Windows guests is supported through the Windows software synthesizer. MIDI input is not supported, and no MIDI support is available for Linux guests.
Windows 2000, Windows XP and most recent Linux distributions automatically detect the sound device and install appropriate drivers for it.
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows NT 4.0 do not have drivers for the Sound Blaster Ensoniq AudioPCI adapter. To use sound in these guest operating systems, you must download the driver from the Creative Labs Web site (www.creative.com) and install it in the guest operating system.
Creative Labs has a number of Web sites serving various regions of the world. The adapter name varies, depending on the region, but usually includes AudioPCI. At the time this document was written, the driver was available on the Creative Labs North America Web site at www.americas.creative.com/support/welcome.asp?centric=15..