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Windows 7: Audio and picture not in sync when playing media

08 Apr 2010   #1
kulli

W7
 
 
Audio and picture not in sync when playing media

Here goes!!

i have upgraded from XP to W7 (full upgrade 32bit) - ever since this i have not been able to play DVD's or watch any movies stored on my PC without there being issues with the Sound and picture. Basically its starts off fine, but the pctiure and audio seem to go out of sync very quickly.

I have tried everything i can think of such as; changing the media player i am viewing with from WMP to VLC (and a few others!!) to downloading codecs

I am seriously thinking about going back to XP - where i dint have this issue

Any help would be greatfully received

Thanks

K




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08 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Where are your videos stored? If they are on a local hard disk you may have corrupted them during the installation. If this is the case, it doesn't matter if you revert to XP. I would place a few effected videos on a pen drive and try to view them using a different pc. If the issue remains, then it's the videos, if not then it's your system.
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08 Apr 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kulli View Post
Here goes!!

i have upgraded from XP to W7 (full upgrade 32bit) - ever since this i have not been able to play DVD's or watch any movies stored on my PC without there being issues with the Sound and picture. Basically its starts off fine, but the pctiure and audio seem to go out of sync very quickly.

I have tried everything i can think of such as; changing the media player i am viewing with from WMP to VLC (and a few others!!) to downloading codecs

I am seriously thinking about going back to XP - where i dint have this issue

Any help would be greatfully received

Thanks

K


In VLC there is an adjustment you can make to sync it

K
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08 Apr 2010   #4
kulli

W7
 
 

Thanks ... i have tried this ... its also the case with new bought DVD's. The files are stored on an internal storage drive (465 GB) - so i dont think this is the issue
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08 Apr 2010   #5
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Where are your videos stored? If they are on a local hard disk you may have corrupted them during the installation..
Nope... It's not a file corruption problem. It's a system timing problem and best I can tell there's no fix for it.

I had this problem with Win7 on my HTPC system. The files played perfectly on my XP based systems but the sound<->video sync was way off on Win7.

The only bandaid solution I found was to use AC3 filter to "guestimate" the offset on a movie by movie basis... Eventually I got tired of messing with it an put the HTPC back on Windows XP-SP3... all is good again.
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14 Apr 2010   #6
kulli

W7
 
 

Thanks for this ... it was what i was thinking back to W XP for this PC!!
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14 Apr 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kulli View Post
Thanks for this ... it was what i was thinking back to W XP for this PC!!
Yeah... Win7 in it's current state is showing itself up to be a reall bad actor for multimedia tasks. Just look at all the networking, sound and display problems people are having... it's pretty bad. If you shop the various audiophile and videophile websites, you'll find the "going back to XP" thing is a very common theme.

I'm crossing my fingers they get busy on this for SP1... We bought 6 copies of Win7 Ultimate for the family's computers ($1200 cdn) and right now I'm the only one with it installed on my desktop.... and that's only because I seldom play music or video with this machine. We had one heck of a time getting it tamed down, the final solution involved changes to a dozen services and seriously messing with the Memory Manager to get it to play will with the rest of the net which is on XP, Mac and Ubuntu/Linux...
At the present rate it's starting to look like one horrible waste of money.
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14 Apr 2010   #8
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No problems here playing DVDs either from the DVD drive or internal hard drive.. so, it can work.

Ap
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14 Apr 2010   #9
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
No problems here playing DVDs either from the DVD drive or internal hard drive.. so, it can work.

Ap
Yep... it works on my desktop system just fine... But it didn't come out of the box that way... I had to do some serious messing with stuff to get it working. I never did get it to work on my HTPC system... it's back on XP.

I've...
Used VLite to remove media center, windows media player, natural language search, speech recognition, zip folders, and half a dozen other annoyances.

Stopped all multimedia services that don't outright kill my audio.

Installed Media Player Classic Home cinema

Disabled all scheduled events in scheduler

Tweaked the Memory Manager to add extra core threads

Tweaked the Network to stop automatic optimization.

Changed at least a dozen services to get best throughput on networking

Turned off Automatic Updates

Disabled the firewall

Disabled the indexing service

Disabled System Restore

Disabled Bit Defender

And backdated by Video drivers...



After all that I can actually listen to music and watch a video.



In XP... install the OS, turn off a couple of stupid services --automatic updates, system restore, etc.-- install my MPC-HC... relax and enjoy.


30 days vs 30 minutes... I can certainly understand the frustration.
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14 Apr 2010   #10
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
No problems here playing DVDs either from the DVD drive or internal hard drive.. so, it can work.

Ap
Yep... it works on my desktop system just fine... But it didn't come out of the box that way... I had to do some serious messing with stuff to get it working. I never did get it to work on my HTPC system... it's back on XP.

I've...
Used VLite to remove media center, windows media player, natural language search, speech recognition, zip folders, and half a dozen other annoyances.

In XP... install the OS, turn off a couple of stupid services --automatic updates, system restore, etc.-- install my MPC-HC... relax and enjoy.


30 days vs 30 minutes... I can certainly understand the frustration.

I've probably done half of that, what made the biggest difference here was updating my BIOS and disabling all of the "extra" Realtek "features" such as connector retasking, enhancements, audio effects, pop-up dialogs & connector settings.

XP deals with audio much more directly, Vista and to a greater extent Win7 have a new layer of OS to contend with. It also seems third party system drivers haven't caught up with Win7 yet. Some of Microsoft's drivers aren't quite there yet either.

I have to say, Win-7 is behaving itself now, not perfect but better than right after the install.

I remember when XP came out.. there were some of the same problems, especially for those that used their systems for Pro Audio, web sites like MusicXP sprang up, many of the problems were cleared up with SP1, SP2 fixed the last remaining obstacles.


re:Windows 7
The "M-Audio Audiophile 24/96" card I have installed never had any problems as it's drivers avoid the "enhancements" layer but yet do show up in the Windows mixer.

Ap
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