iTunes 10.1: Audio and Video Out of Sync; Fix

Some users have reported an issue in which audio and video are out of sync after the update to iTunes 10.1. During movie playback, the audio suffers a delay in relation to the video (i.e. there is a gap between the image and the sound, or the video outpaces the audio).

An effective fix for this issue has not emerged thus far; as such, some users have resorted to downgrading to iTunes 10.0, via these instructions.


    • Penny says

      I have the very same problem with my video podcasts and it only happens in iTunes. Also the support sucks. I only have iTunes because I bought an iPhone. I finally wrote Apple and complained and gave up. I just stopped downloading podcasts or video to iTunes and go to the website where the podcasts reside and watch them there. I think Apple has been really lame in this area. I mean, c’mon, if they aren’t technically proficient enough to solve this issue and send everyone the fix for it, am I really going to trust them enough to buy a MAC instead of a Windows based computer? Just wait, some intelligent person will come up with a product that is consumer friendly to replace iTunes and work with everybody’s phone. When that happens, I’ll bet Apple will suddenly give a damn whether their customers are happy or not.

  1. lisa says

    This is what worked for me for Windows 7 — Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Manage Audio Devices > >>>

    Right click on your Speakers and Headphones and go to Properties > Advanced

    Now… bring the quality of your sound down – I changed mine from 24 bit, 192000 Hz (Studio Quality) TO 24 bit, 44100 Hz (Studio Quality) — it works like a charm for me now! Hope this helps.

    • Baldrick says

      I am one of many that had the synch problem. I say HAD because I finally found a fix or possibly an incorrect setting in BIOS. I noticed one of the sound settings in Bios was set to HD.

      I had the option to change to AC97. saved the Bios and rebooted……hooray problem solved. I also noticed that unlocking cores made the symptom even worse. All is running very well with all cores unlocked and 24bit 192000Hz set on the sound card.

      for information I have a ASUS M4N68T-M V2 motherboard and

      Xonar DS sound card

      Hope this helps.

  2. Kevin says

    Already had my sound on a lower bitrate and still am having problems. Any ideas? Somebody recommended trying to break the audio and video and re-align them, but haven’t figured out how to yet. Please help!!! I recoreded the TSO concert when it came through the area on my IPOD Touch Gen 4 and it started out synced but then all 4 videos came out of sync…not small files either…all 4 files total over 11 gigs. I would like to re-align all of this so I can put it to a DVD. Please help

  3. kh says

    bummer, it didn’t work for me. I am using Windows 7 and iTunes 10.6 and the sound and video start out in sync but are completely out of sync within a few minutes. Any other ideas how to fix this problem?

  4. Fraser says

    I had the same issue, the sound quality fix worked for me too so thanks.

    We should not have to go through this

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