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Video And Audio Mismatch


averis

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I am using Easy Media Creator 9 and am clipping a piece of video to use in a powerpoint presentation. I am using the Videowave feature and am able to trim the clip I want just fine. In the preview, the audio and video are synced. However, after I render the clip and play it back, the audio is split seconds behind the video and I don't know why. I have tried playing the actual video (not the clip) in Windows media player and it plays fine, but when I play the trimmed clip, I get a mismatch. I am wondering if I don;t have enough memory on my computer as the program runs slowly - only 512 mb so I plan to upgrade memory. But does anyone have any other ideas as to why this is occurring?? I am outputting the clip as Mpeg 1 or wmv files and it happens in both formats.

 

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Thanks for your feedback, but I wasn't sure what you meant by stating my computer may be a problem. I am adding 2 gb of memory and will try defragging as you suggested. I have a Dell computer, how do I tell what manufacturer my sound card is so I can get updated drivers?

 

Any other help would be great. Is this the best software to use for this purpose?

 

Handling the audio/video. Althought the memory will help, a lot depends on the speed of your computer, and on your audio and video hardware.

 

Go to Windows>Start>Run> type in dxdiag > click OK> a window will open. That is the diagnosis tool for Direct X. Yours will probably be 9c as shown on the first page. Go to the Sound tab. On the left will be your audio device; on the right, the driver for that device. The same thing holds for the dispaly tab.

Unless you orderd them special, you probably do not have either audio or video cards, they are brobably audio and video computer chips on your mother board.

 

Use that information to update the drivers or post the information on this forum and we'll help you fing the newer drivers. Which Dell do you have?

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I have a Pentium 4, E1505 Dell and once I add the memory will have 2.5 gb. Will try what you suggested when I get home. A friend of mine who also has Roxio checked on an online forum and found many, many people complaining about this same problem when using the EMC9 software. Not sure if upgrading to 10 would improve performance but I am considering using a different software package entirely based on use by another friend.

 

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averi

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Thanks for your feedback, but I wasn't sure what you meant by stating my computer may be a problem. I am adding 2 gb of memory and will try defragging as you suggested. I have a Dell computer, how do I tell what manufacturer my sound card is so I can get updated drivers?

 

Any other help would be great. Is this the best software to use for this purpose?

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I am using Easy Media Creator 9 and am clipping a piece of video to use in a powerpoint presentation. I am using the Videowave feature and am able to trim the clip I want just fine. In the preview, the audio and video are synced. However, after I render the clip and play it back, the audio is split seconds behind the video and I don't know why. I have tried playing the actual video (not the clip) in Windows media player and it plays fine, but when I play the trimmed clip, I get a mismatch. I am wondering if I don;t have enough memory on my computer as the program runs slowly - only 512 mb so I plan to upgrade memory. But does anyone have any other ideas as to why this is occurring?? I am outputting the clip as Mpeg 1 or wmv files and it happens in both formats.

 

Thanks! <_<

 

Your computer will be a problem but it may still work. Make sure that you do not have anything else running when you are doing any video work.

 

Before you start, check for malware and viruses, clean up all the junk files and defrag the hard drive. Disconnect from the internet, shut down everything else. That should help.

 

Update the drivers for your sound card/chip from the computer manufacturer or if there are none, look at the manufacturer of the sound card/chip. (Consider updating the video card/chip drivers at that time also.)

 

Mpg1 is for video CD so the quality will be bad; wmv files are OK for certain uses. I haven't used Power Point in a long time. What type of files can you add? It you can do it and it will play AVI files, that would be the best option.

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I have a Pentium 4, E1505 Dell and once I add the memory will have 2.5 gb. Will try what you suggested when I get home. A friend of mine who also has Roxio checked on an online forum and found many, many people complaining about this same problem when using the EMC9 software. Not sure if upgrading to 10 would improve performance but I am considering using a different software package entirely based on use by another friend.

 

Thanks,

averi

 

Great, try what I suggested first.

 

Warning. audio sync issues happen on ALL consumer software. EMC 10 will not work any better than EMC 9 since it is often tied to the computer specs. The other software may or may not be better with your machine. It probably workes better on your friends computer because of the audio/video set up the friend has.

 

There was a different, very popular program that almost killed that product since no one was able to get rid of the sync issue. A new version was developed and everyone was given the new product. The company had changed rendering engines and that caused the problem.

 

Having said that, there are other programs that have a free trial. You may want to try one or more of those.

 

BTW, searching the Dell forums found these (Link)

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