After upgrade Ubuntu from 18 to 20 as guest in the VMWare using Windows 10 as host, the sound started to jump, crackling, stuttering, spiking. Some videos even didn't play. I tried to install other distros, like Q4OS Debian Based, NixOS etc. and both present the same issue.
I tried a lot of things and didn't find a good solution. Some people told to decrease the number of cores to 1, but it didn't help much.