There are several ways to set up or modify your VLC media player so that you can enjoy your IPTV subscription. By modifying your settings and increasing the cache size, you can watch your premium IPTV content without too much buffering.
To optimize your VLC player UPMaker IPTV recommends that you follow the following tips.
Step by Step Guide to Optimize Your VLC Media Player
Step 1: Open the VLC media player and click on the “Tools” tab. Now click on “Preference”.
Step 2: Now click on “All” which is a tab you can find on the “Show Settings” option (Scroll down to the bottom of the window to find the Show settings option). Now navigate to the left sidebar and click on the “Input/Codecs” tab.
Step 3: If you open the file from a local hard drive and find it buffering, scroll to the right side and find the “Advanced tab. Look for “File caching (ms)”. VLC media player estimates the caching value in milliseconds and hence a 1000 value will buffer the player for 1 second. However, if you decide to set this number too high, you will experience huge lags when you need to manually skip the file as you will have to wait for the content to be buffered.
Note that If your file in on a network share, you need to change its caching value from the “Network Caching (ms)” tab.
Cache size in VLC
You could also try to find a temporary solution especially when you are streaming M3U and TS formats or running network URL formats. Check out the explanation of the different file formats below.
How to Change the Cache Size
1. Open the VLC media player application and then navigate to the tab “Media”. Now click on “Open Network Stream”.
2. Carefully type in the URL that you intend to play from the IPTV Server. Navigate to the checkbox and select “Show More Options”.
3. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, you can increase the size of the cache.
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