VLC - Audio and Video out of sync.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lincoln 6 Echo, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Lincoln 6 Echo macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2005
    My VLC was working fine then all of a sudden the audio and the video are out of sync --- the audio is ahead of the video. I've check tried diff. vids and they do this now, the vids are in .AVI format.

    I also just installed a 'codec'(??) that would allow me to play XVID through QT that's called Flip4Mac. Is this what could have screwed up my regular .AVI playback?

    What should I do to restore my ability to properly play .AVI's with VLC?

  2. 4np macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    The Netherlands
    That's not a problem with VLC, it's a problem with lousy AVI's ;) There is, I believe, an option in VLC to change the audio/video sync; check the (advanced) preferences to be sure...

    I would also never install codecs on my mac as VLC plays all video files I would like to see (except for windows media) flawlessly...
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    You might try deleting the prefs file for VLC (if simply restarting the app doesn't help). There are some advanced options to change the video/audio sync, and these may have gotten messed up at some point.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    No, its a problem with VLC. These audio tracks play perfectly fine in QuickTime-based apps and Mplayer OSX, but not in VLC.
    There a numerous user-selectable settings in VLC. It is indeed likely that one or more of them will remedy the problem ... but which one?
    But with the requisite codecs installed, these formats become available to virtually every MacOS X application on your computer. To each his own.
  5. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    i've had videos play perfectly in qt and not in vlc, and visa versa. that's why you have mplayer, vlc, and quicktime.

    when one works, others don't. when other's don't, another will. you said it works in mplayer... use mplayer.

    sometimes you can't win with all of the porno, i mean, movies that we download. :D

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