VLC File and Network Cache Settings

Inevitably, by the time VLC upgrades itself and wipes its settings, I've forgotten where the file and network buffering settings are.

  1. Go to the VLC preferences (Tools | Preferences).
  2. Select "All" under Show settings, or "Show Advanced" in the lower, left corner of the dialog.
  3. In the tree view on the left, select Input/Codecs | Access Modules | File.

Default values are 300ms for local files, with an extra 900ms for network access. Doubling each value gave me smooth playback again.

About Jeff Fitzsimons

Jeff Fitzsimons is a software engineer in the California Bay Area. Technical specialties include C++, Win32, and multithreading. Personal interests include rock climbing, cycling, motorcycles, and photography.
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