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Audio/Video Sync Issue with original Audio - Windows 7

by just_looking_thanks / March 25, 2018 7:36 AM PDT

I had some family videos of various older formats converted to digital on DVDs.
The guy either didn't bother with syncing the audio properly or maybe was not able to? (variable vs constant rate perhaps?)
Anyways it's done now and I read that there is software that can help manually sync it up.
I'm new to video/audio editing but I can figure things out decently if you walk me through a bit.
And step one is making copies of the files because I'm guessing I will mess up the syncing a few times : )
Last thing is after it is synced, I will need to go through and pull out the various recorded segments and label them clearly for when I throw them all together in a bigger edit.
So if you can help for that as well, it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Such work is usually done in a Video Editor.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2018 7:56 AM PDT

There are now dozens to choose from. All the video editors I've seen in the past 10 years get you control over sync.

-> Do the videos play OK in VLC PLAYER or not? Sometimes I find that the player matters.

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VLC Player
by just_looking_thanks / March 25, 2018 4:06 PM PDT

I am using VLC Player and the video is normal but the audio is not in sync.
Could it be the processing power of my laptop that is causing the appearance of out of sync?
I will try to test out another computer, but it's an HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G3 and should be fine for simple playback via VLC PLayer.
I found another service that wants to redo the transfers using the original sources, but what guarantee do I have that the same problem won't happen again?
I guess I can insist that they tell me if there is a sync issue on the originals, and if they will include syncing either way?
I can use a software and attempt to sync it all up myself, but in spite of promises of how user friendly it it is, I have a feeling it isn't going to be for me ) :
Do you think it's fairly straightforward?

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Checking a review.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2018 4:11 PM PDT
In reply to: VLC Player
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