Essentially, I'm trying to make "music videos". I've tried a variety of programs (ulead 9.0, adobe premiere, windows movie maker) and I've run into the same issue with all of them. Issues, plural, really. When previewing the video, the audio track doesn't match with the video track if I fast forward at all. If I move forward 5 minutes in the video, the music has only gone forward about 30 seconds so all the timing is wildy off and so on. This is rather inconvinent when working on a large project as I have to manually sync things.
The second problem may be related to the first. When importing mp3 songs, in some cases, a lot of extra length is added onto them as silence for no reason that I can see. For example, a 3 minute song when being played through winamp becomes 8 minutes long when imported into ulead or windows movie maker. The first 3 minutes are there, but after that, 5 minutes or so of silence appear. Both of these problems persist on several problems and on two different computers.
On the one I'm using currently, I have two gigs of ram and a 2.0 ghz processor. My graphics card is an ATI x1600 with 256 megs.
I am currently running norton anti-virus, which I understand can do all sorts of screwy and unfortunate things to a computer. The reason I bring it up is that it's the only common factor between the computer I was using previously and the one I'm using now.
Any help would be appreciated.