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    How to Fix “Building Font Cache” Error in VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open-source, cross-platform media player developed by the VideoLAN.

    VLC media player supports many audio and video file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It can also be used for streaming Online Videos and Audios.

    VLC Media Player is one of the most popular and most downloaded player available for almost all operating systems including Windows, Mac, Ubuntu and even Android.


    Building Font Cache in VLC Media Player
    Building Font Cache in VLC Media Playere

    Many a times when we play High Quality HD Movies in VLC it sometimes triggers a “Building font cache”  pop-up that stays for some time before allowing the video to play. But now to resolve this problem we have quick tutorial, follow the below steps to disable that pop-up in VLC.

    Step 1 :- Open VLC Media Player.

    Step 2 :- Now Go to Tools >> Preferences (or simply hit Ctrl+P)

    Step 3 :- Now in the Preferences window, switch from “Simple settings” to “All settings” at the bottom left corner (see screenshot below).

    Step 4 :- Next Go to Video >> Subtitles/OSD and change the “Text rendering module” to “Dummy font rendering function”.

    Preferences in VLC Media Player
    Preferences in VLC Media Player

    Step 5 :- Now Click on the Save button when done.

    That’s It, now restart your VLC Media Player and play any file it this time you will not see that pop up again.

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    Maitreya Patni
    Maitreya Patni
    Maitreya is the Founder and Chief Editor at Broodle. He loves helping people around him to get through the day to day trouble they face with technology. So that, they can love technology as much as he does!


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