VLC image - voice delay

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Tue Sep 27 01:21:04 UTC 2011

On 27/09/11 09:21, Hernan Saltiel wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 6:25 AM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com 
> <mailto:wayward4now at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 09/26/2011 12:05 AM, Hernan Saltiel wrote:
>         Hi!
>         After upgrading Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04 (32 bits), VLC is
>         starting to
>         have some strange behavior, slowing down images over voices.
>         The, when I see an Xvid video that before the upgrade worked,
>         it has a
>         little delay. It's annoying to see a movie or a music clip and
>         know that an
>         actor says something and a second after that the voice says
>         what he said a
>         second ago...
>         Please, let me know if there is some workaround for this.
>         Thanks a lot for your time and attention.
>         Best regards,
>     I experienced that after ripping a DVD to an iso file to my
>     harddrive. When VLC played it back, the sound was ~slightly~
>     delayed, enough to be annoying. So, I tried a different ripper. I
>     used handbrake and ripped it to an mp4 file. Plays just peachy.
>     I didn't thing such a tried and true multimedia app like VLC would
>     just fold up on me. Turns out it didn't, it was the quality of the
>     file I was playing back that didn't have the sound synced properly
>     to the video.
>     YMMV though, is it doing that to ALL of your files or just a few?
>     Store-bought or homegrown? :) Ric
> Hi Ric!
> This is happening with most of my AVI files.
> The same files were working great with VLC just before the upgrade.
> I think it's solved now...I tried with Banshee, and it worked. Then I 
> tried again with VLC, and it worked not. Then I rebooted, and now 
> everything is working just fine.
> Mysteries of life...
> Thanks!
> Best regards,
> HeCSa.

Which vlc are you running - the one from ubuntu repos or the one from 
videolan itself? I have always had problems (eg, with vlc not even 
working) with the ubuntu vlc. Go to videolan.org and use the 1-click 
install and install their version.


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