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Old 10-09-2003, 06:12 PM   #1
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Flash Video/Sound not synched

In Flash videos, i find the the sound and video can get really out of synch....
Im running Rh9, using Firebird, and I just installed the NVIDIA patch.
Does anyone know why it is doing this?
Old 10-09-2003, 06:19 PM   #2
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I realize there are other posts about this

does anyone know the reason, fix?
Does it work well for anyone?
Old 10-09-2003, 10:30 PM   #3
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no ideas?

I dont want to have to go back to windows to get my homestar fix!
Old 10-23-2003, 09:19 PM   #4
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I found the same problem on homestar, its definitely kind of frustrating. while sound sync is not enough to send me back to windows, if you solve this problem let me know.
Old 10-24-2003, 12:47 AM   #5
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if you read the flash readme file from their packages, it's listed as a possible bug for some people. both players refers to the plugin (all platforms) and the standalone player (windows only).

from the readme file:
Known Bugs

Both players:
Numerous problems running audio out and mic at the same time.
Alpha settings not correctly read.
Video and Audio get out of sync on long movies.
When mic is active and Settings panel is opened and Mic tab is selected, audio input becomes delayed and choppy.
Asian locale - Need to reset IME when user clicks on new text field.
Freetype version 2.0.9 is supported; version 2.1.3 or later not yet tested.
The isDown state of the Delete key on the keyboard does not register a True state when it is pressed.

Plug-in only:
Not able to copy text (and paste) from Flash to the Clipboard.
Ctrl+N doesn't work when Flash is playing in Mozilla browser.
Konqueror - BadWindow error on command line when closing a movie.
Mozilla - Audio not working correctly using browser tabs.
Mozilla - Windowless mode not implemented.
Chinese - some special characters aren't displayed correctly.
Opera - Blank context menu for Asian languages.
Not able to type or delete when cursor is outside of the movie's area.
Not able to type in text field when mouse over another swf.
Switching Japanese text input modes in an editable text field not working.
Old 04-24-2004, 01:19 PM   #6
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av sync problem and (lame) work-around

I've noticed this problem as well, and fought it for a while.

The only solution that seems to work is to use Crossover Plugin ( to run the win32 version of the player.

It's $30, which is kind of a lot for just flash, but if your a hardcore H*R fan it may be worth it.

It also runs an old version of windows media player and quicktime, which may be nice for you. I bought it originally to do this, before there was the mplayer plugin.

It's quite a memory hog and takes a while to start up. It looks like there's a trial version, which, IIRC, is horrendous nagware, but you should be able to get a feel for whether it will do the job.

It's a frustrating problem since it would probably not be too hard to get it fixed if someone had the source.
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You should be able to fix this problem by going to to Control Panel->Internet & Network->Web Browser->Plugins->Plugins Tab. Then uncheck "Use artsdsp to pipe plugin sound through aRts."


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