[LAU] video <> sound synchronization

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Mon Dec 1 23:22:13 EST 2008

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 05:14:23PM +0100, Florian Faber wrote:
> Rosea,
> > > mplayer can do this.
> > Do you know how? I can't find it.
> '+', '-'
> man mplayer
> But this won't help you if video and audio drift. It's a fixed offset.

As an expeirment, over a year ago, I plugged my fretless guitar into my FastTrack Pro USB interface, loaded up Ardour on my laptop, set up a cheap digital camera to film, and simultaneously filmed and recorded myself playing some blues. It was an experiment to see how easy it would be to sync the Ardour-recorded audio up with the video, using Avidemux on Linux. Worked great and was quite simple to do. I posted the results here:


And, over the past year, that cheesy little off-hand experiment has been by far the most successful thing I've done musically *in my entire life*.

16,473 views so far-- more than any music I've ever made. I'm baffled. I have no idea why such a simple, unremarkable, and almost cliche'ed thing would have become so popular, but nonetheless it is, in defiance of all rationality.


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