View Full Version : Audio Video Sync problems with PowerDVD 4 Deluxe

02-28-2003, 11:27 PM
I purchased the Powerdvd 4 Deluxe version so I can take advantage of the 6 speaker decoding. My home theatre pc is using a Audigy 2 PLatinum which is then connected to a Logitech Z680 (it's a 5.1 set). My videocard, All in Wonder 9700 Pro, is connected to an HDTV set.

When I use the 6 speaker output setting on the audio portion of Powerdvd, I get audio video sync problems in about halfway through a movie. The audio will be ahead for about a second or two.

On a recent attempt with WinXP, I tried using the PCI latency patch for my VIA KT266a chipset based mobo as well as using the latest VIA 4in1 drivers. I ended up with the video driver "loop" error. Uninstalled without success so I ended up reformatting and installing Win2000 Pro for the time being.

Has anyone ran into this problem and was able to resolve it? Tips will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

03-01-2003, 12:02 PM
does it only happen in powerdvd 4? and does it do it on all movies?

i've had problems with audio/video sync but then again, i was watching divx movies..

try restarting the movie and fast forward it to halfway, and see if it still does it.

03-02-2003, 06:30 AM
It only happens on PowerDVD4 Deluxe while on 6 channel mode. Symptoms do not appear when on 2 channel as well on ATI DVD player. Well, the ATI DVD player does 2-channel anyway.

It subsides after hitting stop/start but resurfaces in about a few minutes.

Anyhoo, I'll simply let the Logitech z680's external decoding do the job. Too bad, I paid $70 bucks for this app. :grr:

Thanks for the reply!