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    The video file plays perfectly on my computer, but when I play it on my phone, the audio comes off all distorted. I've installed VLC player on my phone, but the problem still persists.
     

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    Could you explain in a little more detail what you're referring to as 'distorted' please? Is it an issue where the audio is muffled/fuzzy. Or is it not syncing properly with the video?

    What phone do you have? On an older phone there might be an issue where depending on what audio codec was used to encode that movie file, the phone might have a problem with it. I use the MX Player app and it allows you to select hardware or software decoding as the default. I don't know if the VLC app is the same but you might want to tweak some of VLC's menu settings and see if that makes any difference. (paying more attention to its audio options)

    Which leads to some more questions -- what codec was used for the video track (xvid, x.264, x.265, etc.) and what codec was used for the audio track (aac, mp3, etc.), and what resolution is the video track? If it's a high res video (i.e. 1080p) and using something like h.265 your phone's resources might be taxed past its limit. If it's a file you've ripped yourself, you might want to try re-ripping at a lower resolution (such as 720).
     
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    It sounds like this http://vocaroo.com/i/s0W0pEJvsAJa.

    I'm using an lgg5, and the video is 718x320. I don't know the codec used for the video track, but the audio codec is mp3. I'll try to answer the rest of your questions and try out your suggestions later. I have to go to sleep, so I won't be back for a while.
     
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    So that does sound bad, and never mind what I wrote out before. Your phone is new-ish and its specs are more than adequate. It is odd that the file is OK on your computer but not on your phone. There's a remote possibility it got corrupted when you copied it over, affecting the audio track, so you might want to try to transfer it over again.

    You mentioned using VLC but does the audio also sound distorted when you use whatever default video player app is on your LG? If it's just VLC and you've made any changes to in its options, resetting the app to its defaults might fix things. If the audio is bad using both it would most likely be something about that movie file. As far as file size, using a file manager on your phone is the movie file itself the same size as the file on your computer?
     
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    Yes, the audio is distorted on the default player as well. The file size is the same for the computer and the phone.
     
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    It's still puzzling that the file plays OK on your computer but not your phone. The only other thing I can think of is to try installing MX Player and go into its Settings, tap on 'Decoder', and play around the different options to use hardware or software decoding as the default (focusing more on audio-related options).
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&hl=en
     

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