Monday, February 1, 2010

Media Center out-of-sync issues

I recently ran into a problem with Microsoft Windows Media Center 2005 - the audio and video went out of sync.  Those working with Windows media know this can be  nightmare, but I found a quick fix (maybe I was lucky!).

Try changing the order of the audio CODECs. In my case, I had AC3Filter as the first CODEC.  I changed the order to be all the Microsoft CODEC products first.  Whammo, audio synced right up with the video.

I suspect the problem was AC3Filter decoding the audio at 44.1 KHz, rather than 48 Khz, which is the video standard. 

Hope this helps.

Zebron and James