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External microphone does not work in Virtual Machine.

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

  • Audio build-in port doesn't work.

  • External microphone doesn't work in Virtual Machine.

Cause

  • Apple supports only external powered microphone or digital audio equipment.
  • Wrong Input adapter is chosen in VM configuration.

Resolution

  1. Make sure that microphone is powered as decribed in this User Guide (p. 25)

  2. Go to Virtual Machine -> Configure -> Sound -> Input Device -> select Built-in Input (or Built-in Digital Input for better performance)

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