Fix Audio/video Stutter Delay in VLC Player





Introduction: Fix Audio/video Stutter Delay in VLC Player

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

Open VLC

Step 2: Open VLC Preferences

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

Step 3: Follow Steps to Finish

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

Thanks for reading.



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    21 Discussions

    It'd probably be a good idea to add "on Windows" to the title. I got here through Google but the instructions are useless for me because I don't run that OS.

    have tried various suggestions to no avail, but finally, this worked! my version is 2.1.5, i found it under Tools--->>>Preferences--->>> Audio --->>>Output Module, select the option "Windows Multimedia Device Output" from the dropdown menu and save.

    VLC 2.2.1 has a very different window.

    Although selecting "Windows Multimedia Device Output" solved it.

    Thanks for pointing in the right direction.

    2 replies

    Worked for me too! thanks!

    Worked for me! Thanks!


    2 years ago

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Look here, It may help you to understand more

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

    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.

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

    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!

    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

    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.

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