Audio cuts out to VM

Had problem since beginning, an update or so ago it went away, now back.

openSUSE Leap 15.5

I run the YaST online update every Monday Morning, first for the VM, then for the hypervisor. Once the hypervisor is complete, I tend to shut down all VMs and reboot my machine and start refreshed for the week.

Running KVM, generally running one (*my main desktop) VM (same LEAP etc.), though occasionally I have several others running for various reasons.

Audio: VLC with several online radios links, back-ground music/news
And someone posts a video on FB etc.

Every now and again, the audio’s stops working. I’ve killed and restarted VLC, works hardly never
killed my VM “window” then reactivated it in the Hypervisor, works every now and again.

Generally, i reboot the VM and all is copacetic.
It’s almost like the Hypervisor needs a “ping - hey I’m still here!”
Is there a way I can do this?

Am I the only one having this problem?