Can you disable VLC’s font cache


I have many fonts installed and VLC's font cache rebuilding takes several minutes.

What is it for? How can I disable it?

Best Answer

Found this after some digging in the VLC forums. (image by me)

Building font cache pop-up


  1. Open VLC player.
  2. On menu bar: Tools/Preferences
  3. (At bottom - left side) Show settings -- ALL
  4. Open: Video Click: Subtitles/OSD (this is now highlighted, not opened).
  5. Text rendering module - change this to "Dummy font renderer function"
  6. Save Exit
  7. Re-open - done. Progy will no longer look outside self for fonts.

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You must set your VLC PLayer preferences to "All"