How can you create an audio delay?

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  1. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    I play a lot of movies from my mac out to my tv. The super annoying problem is there's always a disconnect between the mouthes and their voices, the tv is a a split second behind. I know by using vlc you can press G or F to adjust an audio delay but this doens't help me with itunes movies playing or when streaming youtube ect. Is there a way to set a 200ms audio delay?? Thanks guys!
     
  2. boast macrumors 65816

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    My Vizio TV has a Lip Sync setting that can do this. Maybe look for something similar on your TV?
     
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    iemcj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I'm outputting audio from the 3.5mm headphone jack so unfortunately that won't work. Like I said, If I'm playing a mp4 file or something through vlc it takes a single keystroke to delay the audio by 200ms but that only applies to vlc, doesn't help for itunes or anything system wide. :(
     
  4. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    only way i can see is with third party software.. Audio Hi-jack
     
  5. iemcj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm. Would that be altering the files themselves or just the flow of audio out to the speakers? If it's the later then awesome! If it's the former then sad face, I have catalogs worth of movies and home videos and tvshows and the logistics just wouldn't mesh up. Alas, Thanks man!
     
  6. McScooby macrumors 6502

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    How do u connect the mac to the tv, component?
     
  7. iemcj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Woops sorry for the delay!!

    Anyways, I have the video going out the back of the imac, thunderbolt to hdmi cable straight into my tv. My tv doesn't have a frickin 3.5mm headphone jack output (even though it's a 2 year old 1600 dollar tv wtf???) so if I want to use my sound system, I have to output audio straight from my computer. The problem is the imput lag of about 150-200ms on the tv is messing up the lip sync, the audio is happening before the video on the tv.

    Does that make sense?
     
  8. McScooby macrumors 6502

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    Audio HiJack sounds clunky as always has to be open & costs $60 etc. I assume that whilst your tv has no headphone / RCA out, it does have an optical? If so amazon etc will happily sell u a digital optical coax to analog RCA audio converter for approx $15, that should do the trick & if u ever opted for an :apple:TV u can use it on that also.
     

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