I've always had an audio / video problem in PE where, as the video plays, the audio will get further and further behind the video. Now I always just attributed it to something with my computer, because if I pause the video, wait a second, and then play it again, the audio will catch up and I can start the process over again.
But the other day a burnt a DVD of a video and when I started to watch it on my TV, I saw the same thing happening. After about 15 minutes, the audio was a full two seconds behind the video.
The file was downloaded off the internet and is in an AVI format. Can anyone help please?
Most likely this AVI (especially if it downloaded from the internet) is using a non-standard, non-DV codec.
Convert it to a DV-AVI before you use it in Premiere Elements and this problem should go away.
Prism video converter should work, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
Welcome to the forum.
What you are experiencing is OOS (Out Of Sync) and your is dynamic, i.e. drifting. This is common with many source files.
Here is an ARTICLE that will help you find out about your .AVI file.
This ARTICLE will help you work on OOS, but conversion to DV-AVI Type II w/ 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV Audio will most often fix it, so you do not have to do the "heavy-lifting."