Topic: Easier MPV + SNDIO way to play .mp4 without desync found!
In order to be able to play .mp4 audio/video files...
MAJOR EDIT! THERE IS IN FACT ONE OTHER WAY besides the smplayer method!
mpv --audio-device=sndio + whatever mp4 file you wish to play!
Hope this helps some people!
The below still works, but its really the inferior way I think...
You cannot use pure mpv if you are using sndio, or the video is out of order and the sound moves faster than the video...
smplayer is required until someone figures out how to make this an easy default within regular mpv or at least feasible.
Anywho, for sndio to work with smplayer on mp4 videos:
Go to Options/preferences/General and enable the following:
Audio/Video Auto synchonization and make the audio output sndio.
I am not sure if this is an issue with other video/audio files, but if you don't do these two things, the video and audio aren't properly in sync.
Just thought I should mention this.
g4jc told me about this once, if I recall correctly.
Long story short, I feel like this should be mentioned in both the wiki and the forums as a sticky.
I was told by one of the devs moments ago that I should post here even if the other 3 don't respond back to me.
Hope this helps someone!
Small side-note, don't change the A/V auto synchronization factor from 100 to any other number. I think that might cause problems.