How to sync audio and video with VLC

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VLC how to compensate for the difference between sound and picture. It is not uncommon that when watching a series, a movie or even a music video, there is a problem with discrepancy between sound and images.


Synchronize audio and video with VLC

This very boring problem prevents you from enjoying the content as you should. If you are using the VLC player, there is an option in the settings to compensate for this offset. In this tutorial, we will see how to proceed.



VLC how to compensate for the difference between sound and picture

The problem of difference between sound and image with VLC it is generally due to bad coding. You can close and restart your player many times, it will have no effect if the problem is related to this factor. With VLC, you can change some settings to compensate for the offset and find all the pleasure of watching your video.

Synchronize audio and video with VLC

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To compensate for the delay between the sound and image of a video with VLC. Here's how to proceed:


  • Open the video with VLC
  • In the top menu, click Instruments and then click Synchronize tracks
  • In the  Audio / video, enter a value to advance or delay the audio track for the images
  • A value greater than zero will delay the sound and a negative value will advance the sound relative to the images. It's up to you to find the right value for that compensate adequately for the delay of VLC.

As you can see in the second section of the Track Sync screen, there is another setting to manage the offset between a video and its subtitles. Another problem we encounter very often.



It's that simple. VLC is an all-rounder that hides a myriad of features. Some are obvious and others are unsuspecting, such as the ability to make videos of screenshots like applications like Screenpresso, Snagit or OBS Studio.


How did you find yourself with our tutorial on VLC how to compensate for the difference between sound and picture.



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