Building font cache dialog box of VLC Media Player

We’ve covered the purpose of Building Font Cache dialog box shown by VLC Player that appears whenever you try to play a media file, this turns out to be annoying for everyone. VLC only rebuilds font cache file to display subtitles in videos. Let us take a look at how to disable Building font Cache dialog of this open-source media Player.

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Disabling Building Font Cache dialog of VLC Media Player

1. Open VLC Player, click on Tools Menu and select ‘Preferences’,

2. On the left pane at the bottom, select All as option to show under “Show Settings” ,

3. Now expand Video entry on the left pane, and select “Subtitles/OSD” option under it.

4. On the right pane, for Text rendering module choose “Dummy font renderer” and click ‘Save’.

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5. Re-open VLC player and try to play any file/stream with subtitles, annoying Building Font Cache dialog won’t appear.

Thanks to Manideep for letting us know about the solution.