Ac97 Audio Sound Driver For Mac

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The audio on my 10.4.6 JAS PPF1 installation seems to only be working for the left channel, and it is choppy/weird sounding. I was browsing throught the folders and I found a VIA AC97 kext in the following path. /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleAC97AudioVIA.kext It has a Contents folder with plist files and a MacOS folder. Does this mean that the VIA audio driver is already loaded?

This is the AC97 drivers compiled from Darwin source patched specifically for the AC97 sound device VirtualBox emulates. The sound chip is a VIA 3058 an dthe chipset Via8237 southbridge. The closest I've found is some DOS drivers on the VIA website, but they tell me to enable 'onboard legacy audio' from the BIOS. Trouble is, I only have Auto or Disabled as options. I've tried using DOSbox and it's sort of OK, but still a bit choppy after all the tuning suggestions.

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There are also other types of AC97 audio kexts in the Plugins path. I'm new to Mac OS X, so I don't quite understand if I need to do something to get better audio. If this is as good as it gets, I'd just like to know.

My motherboard is a VIA P4m266A chipset with VIA VT8235 Southbridge. So far I've also got the built in LAN working and would like to learn more to see if I can also get more video resolutions for the built in ProSavage8. The following kext gave me sound from both channels. Use Audio MIDI Setup to set volume of AC97 Audio (PCM) and set default outputs to AC97 Audio (SPDIF) to remove choppy sound.

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Dont forget to rebuild kextcaches and repair permissions. Jrsdead I got my audio working, but its a strange set of happenings. I first tried your kext, but it completely turned off audio. Then I found a thread talking about how people got both channels. I tried their kext and it also didn't work.

Via Ac97 Sound Drivers For Mac

The I read in their thread that someone had luck replacing only the VIA kext in a subfolder, which I tried, and it worked. I was just wondering, is your kext from that thread? Thanks for all your help. I'm getting more working all the time. On my Compaq X1000 with OS X 10.4.6 upgraded to 10.4.7, sound worked in both channels but was very choppy. Especially with Flash Video games and Quicktime Movies. After battling the choppy sound for days, I was able to get the sound working 100% without choppyness.

Using the AC97 KEXT, In the info.plist file for ICH4, I move my device ID from there to ICH2 and removed the Device ID from ICH4. I also copied my device ID to Maxxuss' AC97 KEXT located in the same area.

Both KEXTs load and the choppy sound went away. I don't know which Hack fixed it as I stopped messing with it once I was able to get high quality sound to work all of the time.

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EDIT: Added installer package for easier installation.
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Put this together after setting up an OS X guest in VirtualBox and thought i'd share with the community.
This driver supports both Leopard and Snow Leopard guests
(Please note this driver is for 32-bit mode only)
To install, download and run package in guest, reboot and enjoy sound!
VirtualBox ICH AC97 Audio
VirtualBox ICH AC97 Audio Driver for OS X 10.5.x/10.6.x Package with installer
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To Install manual way (Simplified for those who aren't familiar with kext loading):
VirtualBox ICH AC97 Audio driver for OS X 10.5.x/10.6.x Manual install
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You can use Kext Helper to install if you don't want to use the terminal: http://cheetha.net
It's recommended to delete Extensions.mkext after still to ensure the new kext gets loaded.
Terminal method:
1.Extract the zip to your guest OS X desktop (not into a folder, literally to your desktop) this means there should be a file on your desktop called AppleAC97Audio.kext?
2. Open Terminal, (/applications/utilities/
3. Type sudo -s in terminal then your admin password following this, now you should be root.?
4. Type sudo mv /users/(YOUR USERNAME)/desktop/AppleAC97Audio.kext /system/library/extensions ?
at this point the file AppleAC97Audio.kext should have disappeared from the desktop,?
5. Type sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext
?6. Type sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext?
7. Now, CLOSE TERMINAL ?then go to /system/library/caches/ and trash? Extensions.mkext
(This cache will regenerate automatically on boot with the current kext library)
8. Reboot and enjoy sound support!
Anyone looking to build these drivers see the source here:
UPDATE: x86-64 source with VirtualBox tweaks here:
AppleAC97Audio x86-64 source with VirtualBox tweaks, needs work for proper sound quality.
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Note: This is just the source and requires XCode to compile, theres some issues with the audio quality that came with the 64-bit port that I haven't the time to track down so i'm putting it up to the community and the VirtualBox devs to take a crack at it, the important thing is this source is full 32/62-bit compliant.
Info on sound device:
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00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2415] (rev 01) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 0000
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
I/O ports at 1000
I/O ports at 1100

Notice the vendor ID is 8086 (intel) and the device id is 2415 which will be entered as 0x24158086 in IOPCIPrimaryMatch in the extension's info.plist.
info.plist from the driver package:
Ac97 Audio Sound Driver For Mac
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<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC '-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN' ''>
<plist version='1.0'>
<string>1.0.0, Copyright Apple Computer, Inc. 2004</string>
<string>Intel ICHx AC97 Audio Driver</string>
<key>VirtualBox ICH AC97 Audio</key>
<key>ICH Type</key>