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Why is my .mov audio out of sync when streaming from Dropbox?

Why is my .mov audio out of sync when streaming from Dropbox?

GMo1
Helpful | Level 5

So I make a Quicktime video in protools.Quicktime plays back in sync.I upload to Dropbox,email link..Quicktime plays back way out of sync when streaming from Dropbox via email link?  If I download Quicktime from Dropbox onto desktop,it plays in sync once again?

Any help is very appriciated! 

    Thanks!

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Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

Mark
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The website is only ever intended as a preview and for best results it needs downloading, but, you could try logging a ticket with support with examples of the links/files to www.dropbox.com/support and then track at http://dropbox.zendesk.com


 


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Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

Mark
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The website is only ever intended as a preview and for best results it needs downloading, but, you could try logging a ticket with support with examples of the links/files to www.dropbox.com/support and then track at http://dropbox.zendesk.com


 


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Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

slagojr
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I am having the same problem. All videos uploaded to Dropbox lose sync. 

Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi @slagojr, sorry to hear that. 
 
Could you please elaborate a bit on the behavior that you’re experiencing with your videos? For example:
  • Is the sound not in sync with the video or vice versa?
  • If you’re previewing it from the website, have you tried playing it from another browser or an incognito window?
  • Could you also try downloading the video locally on your device and see how it plays from a third party app?
Any additional info would be very helpful. 
 
Thanks in advance!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

GMo1
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Hello-This is GMo1 (I started this post) here's the details of my issue:

I make a Quicktime video in pro tools. The Quicktime plays back perfectly in sync from desktop in various players.

I upload Quicktime to dropbox and email link to Quicktime.When playing Quicktime from link (Streaming from Dropbox) Quicktime video is very out of sync with audio!

This has been confirmed across multiple computers,phones,etc.

If Quicktime is downloaded from Dropbox to desktop,it plays in sync once again.

The workflow of the company requires the streaming from Dropbox to work in sync.

In the past, I've sucessfully uploaded literally hundereds of Quicktime videos to Dropbox and had links play back perfectly. Nothings changed on my end. Would really love to get this figured out please.

BTW- I've tried converting Quicktime to many different video types and sizes.No improvment.

        Your help most appriciated!

          Thank you!

         

Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey @GMo1, sorry to hear that you’re still having trouble with this. 
 
In order to have a more in-depth look of the behavior you’re experiencing, I’ve sent you a ticket to the email address associated with your Community profile, so please check your inbox for my latest message. 
 
Cheers!

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Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

slagojr
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I am facing a strange problem. I upload the video with audio in sync. When streaming it at Dropbox, it plays out of sync and if I download the file from there it still out of sync!

Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

Lusil
Dropboxer
Thanks for getting back to me, @slagojr
 
Bearing in mind that Dropbox cannot and does not alter your files in such a way, if you download the video locally on your device and it still plays out of sync, it likely means that the video was uploaded like that. 
 
If you feel like this isn’t the case, try playing the video from another browser, or downloading it and playing it with a different third party app. 
 
I hope this helps to some extent, but let me know if you have any other questions!

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Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

marcusmcgill
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You say that dropbox doesnt alter the files in such a way as to cause this problem. But i too am having the same problem. I dont think all of us could be having the same issue independently wihtout there being an issue with dropbox's streaming of uploaded quicktime vids. I download the file and the audio is synched with the video the way it should be. Its like watching the old Godzilla movies. Mouths move and the sound comes later. Very frustrating.

How about a fix?

Re: Out of sync Quicktime when streaming from Dropbox?

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey there @marcusmcgill

In order to have a closer look into this, due to account-specific info that'd be necessary to investigate, we'd have to move this discussion to email. 

As such, I was able to locate your ticket and can see that a member of my team has reviewed and replied to you. I've also made them aware of your comments, so when you have the chance, please check your inbox for their latest message. 

Thanks in advance!


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