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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 '16 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. – SamAndrew81 Jul 19 '16 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 '16 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 '17 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 '19 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:

audioqualitymode:i:2
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  • @SamAndrew81, were you able to test this? – Leo Feb 22 at 21:43

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