Introduction: Fix Audio/video Stutter Delay in VLC Player

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This is in response to the instructable by joejoerowley's How to Rip, Organize and Burn DVDs....

Note: This fixed my problem with VLC player and is not a guaranteed fix for your problems in VLC or in life. If you do something wrong i am not responsible.

Thanks to joejoerowley for his work and his persistance to find a solution to my audio stutter problem in VLC.

Step 1: Open VLC

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Open VLC

Step 2: Open VLC Preferences

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Click on Settings>Preferences or hit Ctrl-S if you have experience with personal computers.

Step 3: Follow Steps to Finish

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Follow the picture below and try playing the dvd to ensure the process worked.

Thanks for reading.


skiedra (author)2016-05-28

VLC 2.2.1 has a very different window.

Although selecting "Windows Multimedia Device Output" solved it.

Thanks for pointing in the right direction.

ntrend004 (author)skiedra2017-08-30

Yeah it works with WMD !!!

MarilynG28 (author)2017-03-28

Worked for me too! thanks!

Bad Horse (author)2017-01-13

Worked for me! Thanks!

GertF (author)2016-06-24

Thank you. Some may say that ti is useless... It helped me and now I am able to enjoy my VLC again on a tiny barebone Intel Atom NT-435H.

Tank you for sharing.

AamirK32 (author)2016-06-18

If you have tried all these solutions and still not able to fix it. Check power option of your laptop. It might be on power saver mode. switch it to balanced mode and you are good to go with smooth video streaming.

JoelB72 (author)2016-06-05

Try this: Preferences -> (tab) Input / Codecs -> (tab) Other codecs -> FFmpeg -> (tick "Advanced options" box) in the drop-list next to "Skip the loop filter for H.264 decoding" select "All", save and restart VLC.

kumarhsare1 (author)2016-03-23

Look here, It may help you to understand more

NickC104 (author)2016-02-26

What I did to solve the issue was install Directx 2010 update.

AbuNudnik (author)2016-01-14

This worked for me! Thanks! It worked before but I had to uninstall & eliminate settings, then reinstall so I forgot. Now I've bookmarked this page.

Tuấn KiệtN1 (author)2015-12-18

Live streaming video with vlc, latency >3000ms. how i do it slow latency ? help me, please

lqlarry (author)2015-05-25

Seems to have fixed my problem in Xubuntu (XFCE). I chose ALSA audio output and it has so far saved me a bunch of grief.

Thanks Trustmefada!

James TaylorF (author)2015-01-17

FIXED! VLC skips audio (briefly mutes) every few seconds. I’m sorry to
say that none of the suggestions in the forums fixed the problem for me. I play downloaded movies on my TV using an old Sony Desktop.
I had been trying for days to solve this problem. It only happens while
playing 3D movies, which are my largest files (over 2GB). I usually
watch 720p movies that are rarely over 1GB with no audio mute every few
seconds. In the process of searching for a solution, I discovered by
serendipity that when I turned off my laptop (elsewhere in the room), the skipping
stopped. When I turned my laptop back on, the skipping started again. I
have no idea why this is so. All I do know is that my TV desktop and
laptop are linked through a wireless modem. They both use Win 7 64bit,
and are connected by a “homegroup” which only shares common “shared
files” not including the movie file. My movie files are all on an
external hard-drive that is connected to the TV desktop computer. So,
that’s it. Turning off my laptop solved the problem. Not by adjusting
any VLC settings (which I reset to default). I do not believe that I use
any “Airserver” software. By the way, ALL of my movies play perfectly
on Windows Media Player, including the large 3D movies, without any
audio skips; and with my laptop on. Go figure. I do not like to use WMP
because it does not play the downloaded subtitles, and it lacks many
features that come with VLC. I am happy that I get to continue using

FerhatS (author)2014-10-15

I had a problem with VLC audio hiccuping randomly, and while trying to determine if the CPU load anything to do with it using Microsoft Sysinternals CPUSTRES tool, I discovered the hiccups ceased when under medium to heavy load! My system has an AMD Phenom X6 and openhardwaremonitor showed CPU clocks as low as 800Mhz during normal operation, the hiccups occured while the CPU clock was throttled to a higher rate. When over half load, the CPU clocks stay at around 2GHz and no hiccups occur.

So, to make a long story short, I switched off AMD Cool 'N Quiet in the BIOS, which apparently limits CPU throttling to between 2.8GHz and 3.6GHz and have no problems since.

I can't rule out that this is a problem with my hardware setup and/or Windows 8.1, but worth giving a shot if everything else fails.

HardCoreHacker (author)2008-08-05


GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-14

Cool. Looks like it could help a lot of people, definitely will use this if needed.

tiuk (author)2008-03-14

Worth a shot, thanks.

joejoerowley (author)2008-03-14

Well Done! This fixed my problems too! +1

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