VLC Media Player is one of the most widely used media players, especially when running IPTV on PC. In some cases, when users are low on internet bandwidth, video streams are buffered which causes lag and dropouts, but a simple setting within the preferences section can remedy this, resulting in completely free playback. Of cuts.
How to modify the amount of VLC cache to watch videos without interruptions
VLC Player is used in almost all operating systems, including the most popular Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. The software interface on all platforms is almost the same and the setting that we are about to show is done in the same way. Here we use the version of VLC Player for Windows.
First, open the VLC preferences by going to "Tools"> "Preferences".
Then, click "All" under the "Show Settings" option at the bottom of the window. Click on "Entry / Codecs" in the left sidebar.
Now look for the option " File cache (ms) " under "Advanced" on the right side. The cache value here is set in milliseconds, so if the value is set to 1000, it will be buffered for 1 second.
The problem with setting this option too large is that if you want to manually jump to a new point in the file, there will be a longer delay while the content is buffered again.
If the file you are trying to play is on a network share, you can change the cache value for " Network cache (ms) ".
As an illustration, we have shown the value set to 1 second , but this setting can be used to buffer as much as you want, be it 5 seconds or 20 seconds.
The optimal value of the network cache will depend on the speed of your Internet connection, so it is best to try different values to see which one gives you the best result.
That is how simple it is to modify the cache of the VLC media player, we hope it will help you see all your favorite content without problems of cuts in playback.