How to fix Audio Delay in VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player has been a veteran in the Video Player space, especially for Windows. The built-in Windows Media Player was not able enough to play different kinds of videos and regularly come up short on some useful provisions. In this way, VLC Media Player was like a much-needed refresher. However, an Audio Delay issue has been purchased to our attention. In this article, we will be seeing how to fix Audio Delay in VLC Media Player.

How do I fix Audio Delay in VLC Media Player

These are the things you can do to fix Audio Delay in VLC Media Player.

  • Use Keyboard Shortcut
  • Change VLC Audio desynchronization compensation
  • Change Audio Track Synchronization

Allow us to discuss them in detail.

1] Use Keyboard Shortcut

Sometimes, this issue of Audio Delay can be impermanent and thus we need to use a brief fix to rectify it. Thus, if the audio starts before the video, you need to hit “K” on Windows and “G” on Mac. Though, if the video starts before the audio, you need to hold “J” on Windows and “F” on Mac.

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You need to do this cautiously as accessive pressing can cause another audio delay.

Ideally, this will fix the issue for you.

2] Change VLC Audio desynchronization compensation

Change VLC Audio desynchronization compensation

If the issue you are dealing with is long-lasting and you are looking for an extremely durable solution, take a stab at adjusting the ‘Audio desynchronization compensation’ in VLC Media Player setting to eliminate the delay. You can follow the given steps to do something very similar.

  • Open VLC Media Player.
  • Click Tools > Preferences (or hit Ctrl + P).
  • Click All from the Show Settings and go to the Audio tab.
  • Go to Audio desynchronization compensation and set its value to positive, if audio slacks, though, if the audio is playing in front of the video, set to a negative worth.

Ideally, this will fix the issue for you.

3] Change Audio Track Synchronization

Change Audio Track Synchronization

If changing the Audio desynchronization compensation is to no avail, take a stab at altering the Audio Track Synchronization. It will rectify the issue for you.

To change Audio Track Synchronization in VLC Media Player, you can follow the given steps.

  • Open VLC Media Player.
  • Click Tools > Effects and Filters.
  • Go to the Synchronization tab.
  • From the Audio/Video section change Audio Track Synchronization.
  • Finally, click Ok.
  • Now, check if the issue persists.

Ideally, you can rectify the delay in Audio while playing a video on VLC Media Player.

For what reason does my audio leave sync?

If you are still seeing this mistake then most presumably it is not exhaustive to VLC however is a Windows driver. Along these lines, if you need to rectify it, you need to update your video and audio drivers. For that, download the most recent version of those drivers from the producer’s website and install it on your PC. Ideally, it will fix the issue for you.

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