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Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:29 am
by discless
Description of problem or question:


Can Handbrake be used to transcode and simultaneously fix a DVD-R that has audio out of sync?

Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):




HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):




Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):




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Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:27 pm
by Woodstock
Are you certain that the audio is actually out of sync, and not just a problem with your player?

Handbrake has adjustments for (some) subtitle timing. Audio, though, should best be done with an editor.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:31 pm
by discless
I transcoded the DVD using Handbrake and both copies are out of sync. It is a small, subtitle difference.

What adjustments can I use in Handbrake?

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:11 pm
by mduell
An Activity Log is required for support requests. Please read How-to get an activity log? for details on how and why this should be provided.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:54 pm
by discless
I am not asking for support on the past use of Handbrake. I want to know how to use Handbrake to put an audio track in sync with its video track when it is slightly off

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:59 pm
by discless
Woodstock wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Are you certain that the audio is actually out of sync, and not just a problem with your player?

Handbrake has adjustments for (some) subtitle timing. Audio, though, should best be done with an editor.
Yes I am certain it is actually out of sync

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:52 am
by mduell
discless wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:54 pm
I am not asking for support on the past use of Handbrake. I want to know how to use Handbrake to put an audio track in sync with its video track when it is slightly off
I see you have not read the linked document at the top of every page.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:44 am
by Woodstock
It is always better to start with the original than try to fix an already-processed copy.

Handbrake does not have the ability to apply an offset to an audio stream. In most cases, if it comes out out of sync, there was an issue on the source side.

This is where using a video editor comes into play, where you can apply an offset on ANY track, or even speed up/down a track so that it keeps in sync long-term.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:57 pm
by discless
Thank you for your well informed reply Woodstock!

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:58 pm
by discless
mduell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:52 am
discless wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:54 pm
I am not asking for support on the past use of Handbrake. I want to know how to use Handbrake to put an audio track in sync with its video track when it is slightly off
I see you have not read the linked document at the top of every page.
Can't have an activity report when there is no use of Handbrake to begin with, due to asking a generic question. Thank you for your response.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 pm
by mduell
Woodstock wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:44 am
Handbrake does not have the ability to apply an offset to an audio stream.
Except where it does.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:11 pm
by discless
mduell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Woodstock wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:44 am
Handbrake does not have the ability to apply an offset to an audio stream.
Except where it does.
Are you holding back the solution out of spite?

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:17 pm
by mduell
discless wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:11 pm
mduell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Woodstock wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:44 am
Handbrake does not have the ability to apply an offset to an audio stream.
Except where it does.
Are you holding back the solution out of spite?
No, but without the details I can't even tell if you've already tried HB's limited abilities to fix your issue.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:24 pm
by JohnAStebbins
discless wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:31 pm
I transcoded the DVD using Handbrake and both copies are out of sync. It is a small, subtitle difference.

What adjustments can I use in Handbrake?
mduell wrote: An Activity Log is required for support requests. Please read How-to get an activity log? for details on how and why this should be provided.
discless wrote: I am not asking for support on the past use of Handbrake. I want to know how to use Handbrake to put an audio track in sync with its video track when it is slightly off
You had a past use of HandBrake that didn't produce the result you expected or wanted. You *think* the solution is to manually adjust audio timing. HandBrake can't do this, so if this is the only solution you are willing to entertain you'll need to go elsewhere. But there are other things, aside from a broken source file, that can cause the sync issue that you may not be considering. A log would allow us to rule those things out.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:33 pm
by discless
The audio is out of sync on the DVD as played on my DVD player and my BluRay player and in both DVD Player and MPEG Streamclip on my Mac.

I misspoke when I discussed the past use of Handbrake.

My question is whether or not when transcoding with Handbrake, there is the ability to adjust the audio and video tracks so as to sync them up. Your answer appears to be "no." Thank you.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:43 pm
by discless
mduell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:17 pm
discless wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:11 pm
mduell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Woodstock wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:44 am
Handbrake does not have the ability to apply an offset to an audio stream.
Except where it does.
Are you holding back the solution out of spite?
No, but without the details I can't even tell if you've already tried HB's limited abilities to fix your issue.
I have not tried HB; I misspoke.

Are you still unwilling to share your knowledge?

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:55 pm
by rollin_eng
You should try encoding your dvd with HB then post your log.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:39 pm
by mduell
discless wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:43 pm
mduell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:17 pm
discless wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:11 pm
mduell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Woodstock wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:44 am
Handbrake does not have the ability to apply an offset to an audio stream.
Except where it does.
Are you holding back the solution out of spite?
No, but without the details I can't even tell if you've already tried HB's limited abilities to fix your issue.
I have not tried HB; I misspoke.

Are you still unwilling to share your knowledge?
Then you should try HB and see if the defaults fix it. And then post a log if they don't.

Re: Fixing a DVD-R that has audio out of sync

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:30 am
by BradleyS
Please read https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.1.0/help ... y-log.html for why Activity Logs are required for support.

Nobody is holding back information. As John notes, any further analysis requires a log. Your general question has been answered. Locking.