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VMware Workstation provides a sound device compatible with the Sound Blaster 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.