Quick Fix – Disable Font Cache rebuild in VLC.

There is no doubt that VLC media player is one of the best media players out there at the moment. I use it all the time to test my YouTube videos to see if they have rendered correctly. However one thing that annoys me is when it has to rebuild the font cache. It could take a while for this to complete. Luckily I have found a way to stop this from happening.

What you need to do is open the VLC Settings Window and make sure you click on “Show all Settings” then from the left pane, click on Video > Subtitles/OSD.


Once you are there on the “Text Rendering Module” click on “Dummy Font Render Function” and click save. There you go VLC should no longer rebuild the font cache. This tip works on Windows, Mac and Linux should you need it.

Thanks for reading.


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