HOW-TO:Modify the video cache

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This page describes three advancedsettings.xml settings that can be used to maximize the cache that XBMC uses. You can use all or just a couple of these settings to see significant improvements in cache performance, should you require it.

1 What is the video cache

During playback from internet sources, XBMC will cache the video in RAM for a little bit. If the data rate of the video file is too slow for live playback, XBMC will pause until it can fill the cache enough so that it won't need to pause anymore. Sometimes XBMC doesn't have enough RAM and will give a "cache full" error message.

2 Increasing the cache

3 Enable cache for local videos

4 Increase the rate the cache fills up