I have noticed with my blu-ray rips that my audio is ahead of the video by about 3 seconds. This does not happen in WMP. Also, I'll start the file in MB, pause it, then back out to WMC (exit MB), and go to the now playing tab. If I play the file from there, everything is in sync. So somehow the problem lays with MB. Can anyone help me out with this?
Could this be CPU related? What amount of CPU is ehexthost using when this happens?
What spec machine are you running? What version of windows?
WMC uses differnt codecs that WMP – i would certainly make sure you are convinced it is not a codec issue :–)
Same problem I have a blue ray rip of a movie in mkv format at 1080p and the audio is ahead of the video and the video is choppy
I forgot to mention that this started when I switched to the Ion platform. This problem did not happen for me when I was running a Core2Duo. This has also occurred with various codecs (ffdshow DXVA, MPC-HC DXVA, and CoreAVC).
I can only offer some troubleshooting and it’s a bit involved, but could possibly narrow it down. If you would like to try, do the following:
Yes skynet I have my files stored on a WHS. I will try some of the suggestions when I get home from work.
My problem is a little different than yours in that the video plays smoothly, it’s just a sync problem. And I have some blu-ray rips in m2ts that play with no problem, it’s only HD mkv’s that have issues.
But some of the stuff in your posts sound like it could be related to mine. Since I am running an Ion platform, anything extra going on while a HD movie is playing is likely to cause problems. Thank you for the help and hopefully it will work for me.
So I disabled offline files and it has helped. I put a HD mkv on my HTPC as well. That file played perfectly and the mkv’s on my server now play fine. If I skip ahead it takes a minute or so for everything to get back in line, but eventually it does. Still not perfect like it used to be, but a heck of a lot closer than before. Thank you for the help and I hope we can figure this out completely.
1080 P played great in windows media player, but stuttery in windows media center argh
@Viper – I had issues when running things in WMC but they worked fine in WMP… Are you running an x64 version of Windows? If so, by default, when you run WMP, it runs the 32bit version of the app… You need to think of the 32 bit and 64 bit versions as basically completely separate apps… WMC on a 64 bit machine, by default, will run in 64 bit mode…
Try running the videos that are having issues in 64 bit version of WMP, and see if the same problem occurs…
This of course doesnt have anything to do with MB, but at least it might help narrow the problem down a little more…
Viper, what is your HTPC hardware? The only way I got mine to play smoothly on my Ion/Atom setup was to use CoreAVC with CUDA. All DXVA codecs were choppy in 64bit apps even with CPU usage at about 25%.