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Sometimes, when I am playing a video, the sound lags the video by a bit (±2 seconds is not unheard of). Is there a player that can go two seconds ahead on the audio, or two second behind? It would need to be able to play .avi and .flv files.

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VLC has the option to change the audio delay. While there isn't a menu shortcut for this (I didn't even find anything related to "synchronization"), you can do it with the keyboard:

  • f decreases the audio delay
  • g increases the audio delay

The shortcuts can be changed in the Hotkeys section of VLC's preferences (should be the same for Windows, can't test right now).

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While this masks the effects of lagging audio, it of course depends on the cause of the lag if that's a solution you can live with. If the video stream itself is delayed, you could re-wrap it in another container and fix the delay.

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VLC can do it, and is the best media player out there.

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Can you explain how to do this in VLC? – slhck Aug 28 '11 at 6:56
Echoing above comment. How? – soandos Aug 28 '11 at 12:11
its under "synchronization" – Keltari Aug 28 '11 at 15:28

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