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#1 2015-10-22 11:08:11

davea4570
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vlc sound

I had problems getting sound to working BL, but later found out that it was more of a vlc problem. Looking back, I remembered that I have had sporadic sound problems with vlc over the years. Sometimes "reset preferences" works, other times it does not. Any tips or advice? Thanks in advance.


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#2 2015-10-23 02:41:33

tynman
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Re: vlc sound

I suggest try to better describe the problem you are having. To state

davea4570 wrote:

I had problems getting sound to working BL, but later found out that it was more of a vlc problem

doesn't give much information.

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#3 2015-10-23 05:42:17

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Re: vlc sound

...especially if you say it's only in vlc.
vlc's advanced preferences are almost a language in itself, you have to give us precise information.


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#4 2015-10-23 10:36:03

davea4570
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Re: vlc sound

Well, sometimes using vlc there is no sound. If I pause or advance video (or audio) back and forth the sound will kick in. If that does not work, if I close vlc and restart it sometimes that fixes the sound issue. Also, "reset preferences" sometimes fixes it. It is totally random. This has happened with half a dozen different computers with me over the years using a wide variety of Linux distros. Not much more detail I can give.


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#5 2015-10-23 16:17:06

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Re: vlc sound

oh yes, you can.
open a video with vlc.
then open the message window (under tools).
crank up verbosity just 1 (one) step (if you crank it up too high, you'll get flooded with messages. you want to see only warnings & errors).
reproduce the issue.
see the message window filling up.
read & meditate on it & evtl. share your insights.

also, what sort of video? what codec? streaming or local?

also, if you reset preferences, there must be something you changed i the first place?

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#6 2015-10-26 16:28:35

davea4570
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Re: vlc sound

Wow, shows that I am a noob! Format is .mkv. Funny, I cannot reproduce the error at this time. But I know what to look for now, thanks for the help.


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#7 2015-10-28 20:24:06

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Re: vlc sound

was able to get no sound error to happen. vlc message says "core warning picture is too late to be displayed (missing 43ms)", nothing at all about sound though.


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#8 2015-10-29 06:28:51

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Re: vlc sound

so, let me recap so far:

  • you are using vlc with standard settings, not changed anything, yet you feel that it helps with your problem when you reset those settings

  • you are experiencing the problem only with .mkv videos and only with vlc

  • you can always fix it by pausing/unpausing

is this always the same .mkv, or all .mkv?
is it a file on your computer, or are you watching it over the internet?
what are the overall specs of your computer, and how good resolution is the video? in other words, maybe your computer is not strong enough to handle compressed HD video?

it would be better if you copy-paste output instead of just quoting what you think interesting.
also, please use code tags for that.


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