tuning Virtualbox for iTunes

tuning Virtualbox for iTunes

With quite a powerful laptop:

out of the box, running iTunes inside a 64bit Windows7 VirtualBox VM on a Debian Linux wheezy host will have the video freezing and skipping, and the sound/image desynchronizing all the time; iTunes performance will be very slow.

In order to reduce skipping I tuned the VM like this:

each of these steps visibly improved the performance of iTunes. What I allready had set before:

With these settings there are still occassional very short freezes, however watching videos fullscreen is now possible and very acceptable and in fact enjoyable.

Tomáš Pospíšek, 2013-02-24