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SailorGreg

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i-player synchronisation
« on: July 07, 2019, 02:33:37 pm »

When I watch a programme on i-player, the picture and speech gradually lose synchronisation.  After a while this becomes confusing.  If I pause the programme for a short while then re-start, the synchronisation is back, but again the picture and sound gradually fall out of step.  I had assumed that picture and sound all came as a single digital stream, but I guess not.  Anyone else suffer from this, and is there any way of curing this mildly irritating "feature"?

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Re: i-player synchronisation
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 03:25:00 pm »

Desync happens a lot through streaming sites when the latency of the incoming video is too high. Like you say, the sound is transmitted seperately to video. You can either keep pausing it / refreshing the page, or lower the video quality to allow for the poor internet connection.

Nothing new, happens an awful lot - especially on sites like Twitch where you're rling on the streamer's internet connection being good enough as well.
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Re: i-player synchronisation
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 01:44:48 pm »

Thanks - I guessed it would be something like that.  As I am not about to pay more for my internet connection, I will live with the delay.

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Re: i-player synchronisation
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 03:50:56 pm »

You can do a speed test.
If the connection is fast enough
and you are watching BBC I Player
or similar sites, then sometimes
a change of adsl filter helps.
I change mine every year as they are
updated by the broadband suppliers
to new customers. Ring and complain
of poor connectivity and, if you have
a phone line as well, complain of noise
on the line. At the very least they will send
you a new filter.
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