If the video and audio are out of sync in your multimedia clip, try these steps to get things back on track. Wednesday, March 21, 2001 Keep your video clips in sync If the video and audio are out of sync in your multimedia clip, try these steps to get things back on track.
If you’ve ever noticed that the video and audio in multimedia clips (especially long clips) are out of sync, here are some steps that may help get things back in order. First, try the clip on several PCs to make sure it’s not the clip itself (some poorly produced clips may simply be out of sync right from the start). If the clip plays fine on other PCs, shut down all unnecessary background applications, or try running the clip from the Safe Mode. You may also try updating the multimedia drivers (including DirectX from Microsoft), or upgrading the playback application (i.e., Windows Media Player).
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