Asynchronous video playback
runlevel7 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 14:55:37 UTC 2005
On 7/18/05, Andrew Paul <andrewleepaul at yahoo.com> wrote:
> When watching movies (DVDs, DVDs from hard disk, AVI
> (DivX or Xvid)) the sound becomes asynchronous after
> around five minutes. For the first five minutes, sound
> and video are perfectly synchronous. I experience the
> same behavior when the movie's sound is encoded in Mp3
> or AC3.
> Has anyone else experienced this behavior? And does
> anyone have a solution?
You might want to check your system load while watching these movies.
Chances are, it's high.
I had similar problems on an old, slow laptop. Updating my codecs
took care of the issue for me. I believe that I'm currently using the
w32codecs from hoary-extras.
-- AL --
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