VLC - PAL movie playback issues

April 2018


Upon playing some PAL encoded movies on VLC, I've noticed that the playback speed is too fast. Is there any solution to this problem ?


  • Open VLC.
  • Click on the Tools menu > Preferences
  • Left column, in the "Show settings" section switch from Simple to All (radio buttons)
  • Select the Input&Codecs tab
  • Set the Playback speed to 0.96
  • Go to the Audio Tab
  • Disable the "Enable time stretching audio" option
  • Click on the Save button and restart VLC with these new settings.
Published by deri58. Latest update on March 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM by Jeff.
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