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Solving choppy sound and audio stutter in VMware

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VMware (Workstation or Player) under Linux tends to stutter and produce choppy audio when running a Windows XP virtual machine. Here’s what I did to kill those problems (yes, I can even use Steinberg Nuendo now!):

1. Open the VMware .vmx / .cfg file of your VM.

  1. Find the config entries labeled sound. Kill them all.

  2. Put the following instead:

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