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DVD Ripped Audio out of Sync Error Fixed Permanently

DVD ripping is not always trouble-free and cheif among them is the ripped DVD audio out of sync with the video. Sometimes the audio goes ahead of the video, sometimes there is an audio delay or no audio.

How to avoid DVD sound "lip-sync" problem and bring the out-of-sync audio back to normal after DVD ripping? The good news is that there are ways to adjust the sync settings manually like VLC, KMPlayer, etc. But you have to reset every time you play the DVD movie. In this post, we'll share you a way to permanently fix video audio desync error after DVD ripping caused by Handbrake, VLC, avstodvd, DVDFab, wondershare and others.

Ripped DVD A/V Lip-Sync Problem Occurs with Many DVD Rippers

DVD ripping audio sync errors is common with many free and paid DVD tools.

  • "Handbrake used to rip DVD without a problem. Now the audio is out of sync with Handbrake, even with constant frame rate."
  • "I use VLC to rip a DVD off to avoid damage by my kids and it seems the video is fine but the audio is off by a few seconds."
  • "When ripping DVDs sometimes I will have an audio delay. I use StaxRip and DVD Shrink. One time, when StaxRip demuxed a VOB rip; so all of a sudden lots of files are not out of sync."
  • "Video I created with Aimersoft DVD Ripper gives me audio errors - AVI files have no audio at all. MP4 files have audio but it is out of sync." ...

Possible Reasons

1. DVD encryption tech. Copyright protection tech has caused DVD ripping problems of many kinds and AV desync error is one of them. Make sure the DVD ripper has the capability to remove DRM protection; If not, install libdvdcss (esp. for Handbrake) properly or turn to another program.

2. Mixed frame rates. There are DVDs that use a mixture of the film (23.976) and NTSC (29.970). The two frame rates or "VFR" may cause A/V out of sync after the DVD ripping. Even then, the variable frame rate is acceptable by most video players. If your player can't play the ripped DVD without lip-syncing audio, you need to set the frame rate to a fixed or constant rate.

3. DVD ripping and remuxing. There are people reporting DVD ripping audio sync error with MakeMKV. When using MakeMKV to encode DVD to MKV, the ripping and remuxing are carried out at the same time, which will lead to some kind of ODD latency. This may be the reason for some of the ripped DVD audio sync errors.

4. The video and audio in a DVD is out of sync. Before a user rips the DVD, the disc itself has a A/V sync or Audio Delay error and that results in out-of-sync sound after the DVD ripping.

5. Windows Media Centre doesn't accept your DVD audio channel or WMC doesn't get instantly updated to support your latest DVD disc. The workaround you can try is to upgrade WMC or resort to another media player.

6. Computer or DVD playback device TV issue. There is a good chance of audio delay when ripping DVD on a slow computer, especially under high encoding settings. Plus, if you're seeing audio off sync with video error only on certain movies or certain fragment of film, it's probably not the fault of your playback hardware TV set. If every ripped DVD source has lip-sync issue or no audio error, then the TV is the culprit.

7. MKV from TV series out of sync. Many rippers doesn't support MKV very well. Therefore, when you rip a more complex DVD like a TV series DVD using MKV passthrough, it can result in MKV audio out of sync after the DVD ripping.

Keep Video and Audio in Sync when Ripping a DVD

If you're experiencing lip sync/audio delay with Handbrake, MakeMKV, VLC or other tools, there are always more powerful helper available. Try MacX DVD Ripper Pro!

  • Get rid of almost all the DVD encryption techs, be it CSS, Region code, RCE, UOPs, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-project, etc.
  • Accept 99-title/TV show DVDs, bad sector DVDs, unplayable/damaged DVDs, oversized 75GB DVDs, DVDs with fake playlist, workout DVDs... Thus, you won't get A/V out of sync file after DVD ripping because of DVD encryption.
  • Rip DVDs to digital MP4, H264, HEVC, MOV, MKV, as well as 1:1 clone DVD to ISO image, MPEG-2 with main/full title.
  • Flexible option to permanently save the subtitles/audio track, frame rate, bit rate, codec, video and audio settings for MP4, MOV, HEVC, AVI, MKV, WMV, and many other formats.

Step 1: Download and launch the DVD ripper. Click the Disc button to load the problematic disc into the software.

Step 2: The DVD ripper will automatically detect the correct movie title. Select an output format from the popping-up window. To avoid DVD audio delay or audio ahead of video error, you need to pay attention to things below:

  • Safe Mode - the feature is able to remove even the most difficult copy protections. More importantly, its built-in audio and video synchronization will keep the audio and video in sync.
  • Hardware Encoder - enable the GPU acceleration based on Intel QSV/AMD/Nvidia can not only speed up the DVD ripping by around 5x faster but also ensure a more robust performance on slow computer and reduce the risk of DVD ripping audio of sync with video or no audio error.
  • DVD backup mode - if the lip/audio sync error still exists but there is no problem with the original DVD, select ISO image under Backup mode as output format. It will maintain 1:1 video, audio, subtitles, extras.
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rip DVD without audio lag/delay

Step 3: Click the RUN button to start ripping DVD without audio out of sync issue.

Related: HandBrake Scrambled Video Problem, HandBrake Not Showing All Titles

Correct Out-of-Sync Audio Permanently after DVD Ripping

If you have got an A/V out of sync error after DVD ripping but don't want to go through the time-consuming DVD ripping again, or the A/V sync errors already exist in the source discs, how to bring the out-of-sync sound back to normal?

As mentioned at the beginning, users can use players like VLC to sync the audio temporarily. To permanently fix the audio lag/delay after DVD ripping, we need another tool - MacX Video Converter Pro. The video processing software contains all the features of the above ripper and provides the option to force sync video/audio.

Free download Windows version (32/64-bit Windows 11, 10, 7 and earlier are supported).
Free download Mac version (32/64-bit macOS Monterey and earlier are supported);

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Step 1: Run VideoProc and click the Video button on the main interface > click + Video icon and load the lip/sync ripped video.

Step 2: Select an output format from the Target Format toolbar at the bottom. Then click any button from the Edit bar below the video info to enter into the editing window. Click the Audio & Video button and find the Force A/V Sync option. Enable the checkbox to fix the out-of-sync DVD ripped audio and video.

Step 3: Click the RUN button to adjust the video. Then the A/V out of sync DVD ripped video will be corrected permanently.

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