Audio Timing Off.

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Postby BJR » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:58 pm

fixed it :lol: Thanks for the help lol
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Postby zerosysko » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:56 am

Oh thank goodness I'm not the only one! I was searching the Internet for how to fix these infuriating problems with audio in WMM but I kept finding next to nothing. Now I know it's a widespread problem and it IS the program, not my compy. I'm buyin' a new program, that's for sure.
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Postby saiyanlogo » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:34 am

This happends to me too... i always just restart from the very beggining...
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Postby Skitzophreak » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:25 pm

I had this problem and it was because the audio files i was using were mp3, convert the files to .wav format and the problem will be resolved
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Postby Hareoic » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:47 pm

Actually, I have a problem with audio timing, but it's a bit... odd.

The file I save is actually SHORTER than the one in Movie Maker. (I checked)
It's not a significant amount (originally 2:54.40, the export is 2:53.74, so it's .66 seconds shorter) but it's enough to take all the trouble I went through with synchronization and spit on it when I put in the audio.:evil: I even saved it WITHOUT the audio to see if it would make any difference; it doesn't seem to work, it's still off.

I checked, and they're all the same framerate, uncompressed, and exported as a DV-NTSC at the same framerate as the files that were imported, so I can't figure it out. (which isn't saying much, since I have little to no idea what I'm doing)

Does a huge number of clips (94) and a few fades throw it off, I wonder?

Or (this seems more likely to me) does it get the actual length of the movie wrong? (because I've resized clips without slowdown effects and couldn't get the same length for the clip as I had before, so I went with the closest thing, which it said was off by .02 seconds; Movie Maker didn't notice and said the total length of the video was the same)
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Postby Autraya » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:26 pm

*sighs and points at the sticky again*
If you read through it you'd find a comment by sweetdeily about how "it looks synced in WMM but when you export it's not" that's because the playback in WMM is laggin slightly and you're timing looks right but isn't"

If your last video clip is slightly longer (2 frames are hard to see in WMM since its not realy single frame accurate) than the audio and you exported the seperately or you are editing with a variable bitrate mp3 OR you're exporting at a differnet frame rate than your footage actually is... the list goes on all could be possible reasons there's a difference in time between your audio/video.

My advice is to export them together, then strip of the audio and compress it and reattach to your video in a direct stream copy in virtualdubbmod.

OR get a better editing program >.<
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Postby Hareoic » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:45 pm

No, I mean the exported clip is actually SHORTER than it was in Movie Maker before it was exported. If you import that clip back in and compare it with the project, you find that they're not the same length.
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Postby Autraya » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:34 pm

Hareoic wrote:No, I mean the exported clip is actually SHORTER than it was in Movie Maker before it was exported. If you import that clip back in and compare it with the project, you find that they're not the same length.
that's got nothing to do with your audio at all. If you're talking about the whole movie. If you're talking about the audio within the movie then once again check you aren't editing with a VBR mp3.

Try adding a black .jpeg to the end of the timeline (you can cut it off in Vdubbmod later)
This should force it to export, also try exporting "best quality for my computer" instead of DV_AVI or some other exporting settings and see what codecs/containers it applies too. and check your export settings/project settings are appropriate to the footage you're using.
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Postby Hareoic » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:34 pm

Autraya wrote:also try exporting "best quality for my computer" instead of DV_AVI or some other exporting settings and see what codecs/containers it applies too. and check your export settings/project settings are appropriate to the footage you're using.
Can't, the project's too complex, all it can work with is the DV file. And it's annoying, because even if I cut out every single transition and such, I cannot save the whole file. I tried dividing it and THEN I could save it as a WMV, but that ALSO makes it shorter, so it doesn't work.

I found an article that says the the DV-AVI of Movie Maker 2 actually cuts out some frames at random. This pretty much explains everything except where I can actually get the original (my service pack 1 CD has vanished completely) so unless by some miracle I somehow manage to get my hands on the Movie Maker 1 executable, I'm screwed.
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Postby WesW » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:01 pm

All these problems appear to be solved in v6 for Vista, so if you have been thinking about an upgrade, this is another reason to do so.
I've combined multiple tracks, from a song and the anime, with no problem; I've inserted clips with audio and turned them off; I've slid the main song up and down the file- never had a problem what-so-ever.
You can also save wmv's at 3Mbps in either 640x480, 720x480 (4:3) or 720x480 (16:9), or in 640x480 at any data rate you want below that.
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Postby 76 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:28 am

Would any of these fixes help with the audio constantly skipping and slowing down?

I saved my file. And it plays. Just plays like shit.

It starts and the audio is choppy and its to slow.
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