How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10? A lot of users have reported the issue of YouTube videos being out of sync time and again. Sometimes the video lags and other times the same happens with the audio. If you have somewhat the same issue, don’t worry because you are not the only one.

While it may be really frustrating to have all the content on such a convenient platform as YouTube becoming unbearable to watch, it is fixable. And, we have conjured up a list of things that Windows 10 users can try to fix the audio synchronization on YouTube easily.

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Sit tight as we take you through each of these and hopefully you will find a fix that works on your case.

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

Trying another video

A bunch of times when people have reported this out of sync problem previously, its been caused by either faulty content or an issue on YouTube’s end. We suggest you to:

  • If you are watching a video by a small content creator on YouTube, it may be caused by their low-end hardware or just the quality of the video. If so, you can let them know down in the comments or report that faulty video to YouTube by clicking your profile picture and “Send Feedback”;

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

  • If the problem persists, check to see if the offline videos on your computer are out of sync as well. If that is the case then the problem becomes more apparent, and we move to our next fix that you can try, checking your drivers, and updating them.

Checking your drivers

The most common cause of problems like these is faulty and outdated drivers. If you still have out of sync videos, you should check your display and audio drivers and see if they are working well.

  • Type “Device Manager” in the search bar on the bottom right of the taskbar and click it;

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

  • Upon clicking, you will see a screen like the following. Go through the display and sound drivers and see if they are up to date and working;

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

  • If there are faulty drivers, you are either going to have to replace them or update them. You can get the appropriate drivers for your machine from your manufacturer’s website.

Turn off hardware acceleration (YouTube web only)

If updating your drivers didn’t fix the issue for you, perhaps disabling hardware acceleration in your browser ought to do it. Follow the steps below to see how to:

  • In your Google Chrome, there is a button with three vertical dark dots. Click it and a drop-down menu will appear. Select “Settings” from that menu;

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

  • Once you’ve opened settings, scroll down all the way and click the “Advanced” button;

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

  • Scroll down again till you see “System”, and then disable the hardware acceleration option;

How to fix YouTube audio out of sync Windows 10

  • After this, Google Chrome will ask you to restart it. Once you have done that, your out-of-sync audio issue should be resolved.

Reinstall your YouTube App

If the synchronization still suffers, there may be an issue with the desktop YouTube application you are using. Read some recent reviews to see if other people have encountered the same issue with the app as well. Either way, uninstalling and reinstalling the app wouldn’t hurt to try.

Check your internet connection

After having tried all the things listed previously, the audio still being out of sync can only mean that the problem may be with your connection. I would suggest you run some online internet speed tests and see if your upload and download rate are consistent, how high your ping is, and most importantly if you are getting any packet loss.

If the results make you suspect your connection, take some basic troubleshooting steps, and contact your internet service provider to sort out the issue.

Wrap Up

YouTube videos being out of sync can be a total headache for both regular and avid users of the platform. And, while it is extremely frustrating, we hope that you can find in this list a fix for your issue and resolve it to some extent.