Is there no way to get decent, discernible audio over RDP? I'm just remoting from one machine to another on a Gb LAN and it's still so choppy I cannot watch a YouTube video. Why is this and is there a solution? Thanks.

  • Can you please share more details about your environment - what Windows versions you have on both client and server, all patches applied etc.?
    – cdavid
    Jul 19, 2016 at 1:45
  • Yes, thanks David. I have Windows 8.1 Pro on the machine I'm remoting to and Windows 10 Pro (Surface 3) on the machine I'm physically using. Jul 19, 2016 at 13:44
  • OK, One more question: As far as I remember, the Surface does not have a RJ45 port (network), so you have a USB adapter?
    – cdavid
    Jul 19, 2016 at 17:26
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    I have been suffering the same issue. I tried the remote desktop from the windows 10 store (it's made by Microsoft) and the audio PLAYBACK worked perfectly, but I couldn't record from my current desktop. Hopefully we get resolution some time soon.
    – driz
    May 4, 2017 at 20:52
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    I experience choppy video sound when RDP to Win2008R2 servers from Win10 workstation, but perfectly fine from Win2009Embedded thin clients.
    – ETL
    Oct 8, 2019 at 21:36

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Create an RDP configuration file (open mstsc, enter settings and use Save As).

Then open the .rdp file in a text editor. Add (or change if it's there) the setting:


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