How to sync video/audio in VLC?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by robertnas99, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. robertnas99 macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2006
    I know that VLC is supposed to sync audio/video on the fly and it usually works fine. But is it actually possible to sync the audio with the video when there is an actual fault of the sync in the original, for example, avi-file?? :confused: :confused: :confused:

    Could someone please shine some light on this one? :D
  2. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

    the Western zoo

    May 16, 2006
    Aarhus C, Denmark
    You have the posibility to "desync" the audio from the video.

    This is what you do:
    1. Go to preferences
    2. Select Audio from the list, actually I think it is selected by default
    3. Click the advanced checkbox in the lower lefthand corner
    4. Enter the miliseconds you want to "desync" the audio in the box to your right - it's entitled Audio desynchronization compensation - if you want the sound to come before the picture is it originally put a minus in front of the number...
  3. robertnas99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2006
  4. SpinUp macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2004
    also, to do it on the fly, the default hot keys are g and f (with no modifier) to speed up and slow down the audio.
  5. robertnas99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2006
    Yes, that is definitely the way to do it! Actually found these hot keys pretty soon after originally starting this thread more than a year ago. My bad not posting my finding, so thanks for bringing closure to the thread for any other user that may pop by.
  6. SnapperNZ macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2007
    And I read this about a year ago and it helped me then - and has just done so again - so thanks to all for the information!
  7. billchase2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
    Wow, I had no idea about the F & G feature... incredibly helpful! Thanks!
  8. TWHH macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    Just come across this while searching for a fix for an out of sync avi file.

    What a wonderful thing VLC is :)
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    f and g. Who knew these two keystrokes could bring so much pleasure. I thank you.

  10. nightfly13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2008
    Ranchi, India
    F and G! Brilliant. Thanks Mac Rumors dudes. Is there a way to find those keyboard shortcuts? I was trying control/command and lots of shortcuts before I decided to Google it and came here.
  11. amitai macrumors newbie


    Jan 19, 2009
    thank you for this!!!
  12. Ricko101 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
  13. hagbard23 macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
  14. shubh4ever2 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    F and G

    F AND G.. first google result and very helpful..I wil continue this very old thread
  15. andrekek macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    For newer versions of VLC, J and K.
    To check what keystroke your version have.

    1. Click on "Tools".
    2. Then on "Settings".
    3. Look for "Hotkeys". If in Advance\All mode, then it is under "Interface".
    4. If you have a Search box, search for audio or something similar.
    5. Now use your new found knowledge.

    (Sry for bad English)
  16. shiklesnivek macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2013
    J & k

    Like the last person that posted, J & K now work with VLC for the sync of Audio.
  17. thuffam macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2015
    Will this update the video file? if not - does anyone know how to do this?

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