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Is there a way to tell VLC to buffer a file on a remote PC so as to play uninterrupted with the channel's average bandwidth? I set network latency to high, but I wish there was more I could do.

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Thats what its doing anyway... – soandos Aug 1 '11 at 2:07
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+1 from me, this annoys me regularly. @soandos - If it does it doesn't do it very well. – Nifle Aug 1 '11 at 8:35
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if you don't have the bandwidth to stream, then you don't have it. no amount of buffering short of 100% will overcome absolutely all skips based on really poor network performance. then it's not even really streaming anyway... – RobotHumans Oct 22 '11 at 1:40

Try changing VLC preferences "Show Settings" from Simple to All. Then navigate to Input / Codec -> Access Module -> SMB and change Caching Value in MS to 30000. See this article for examples. That will cache 30 seconds of video

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I couldn't find this setting. Has it been moved to elsewhere. – AndrewPolland Feb 23 at 12:00

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