Audio delay on late 2008 15" Macbook Pro

Sep 25, 2014
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Sometimes when I (for example) press play on a youtube video, the video will begin to play but the audio doesn't start for 1-2 seconds. The same issue occurs occasionally when play songs in VLC. I'll press play on the song, the scrubber indicates the song is playing but no sound occurs until 1-2 seconds in.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? I play music for sporting events so timing is somewhat crucial for goal horns etc.

I'm running the following setup:

Late 2008 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
8GB DDR3 Ram
GeForce 9600m GT
OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)

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