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Old 09-08-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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vlc audio delay

hi i have installed gutsy and vlc to play avi files.....but any file is starting with an audio delay of approx 22 seconds and no player keys active in that span...i typed vlc in terminal which showed no errors...whats wrong????
Old 09-15-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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I had a somewhat similar issue. VLC was attempting to play videos but in a very very 'slow-motion' fashion (like 1 frame / 15 sec).
Problem was some stray processes still running from earlier playback attempts.
1) exit out of VLC and other video/audio players.
2) use 'ps ax' to review processes and identify any sound/video related ones.
3) use 'kill xxxx' to end related process #s.
4) try vlc again
5) optionally reboot and see if problem is reproducible.

good luck
Old 09-15-2008, 04:57 PM   #3
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thanks for the advice.but its not about rebooting.i was using it like that since 2 months.can there b a vlc software glitch??shall i download and reinstall it??


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