What is the VLC’s “Building Font Cache”?

The VLC will rebuild the font cache in order to display proper video subtitles which have been appeared at the bottom of VLC player’s window. If you are facing the “Building Font Cache” dialog continuously and your VLC player will be hanged on startup or while start playing your media files in VLC player, then you have to follow the steps available in this guide which helps you to solve the “Building Font Cache” problem occurred on VLC.

Fix the Building Font Cache in VLC Media Player

I am mostly using VLC for several times as a multimedia player. Because, It supports all types of video file formats like mp4, MPEG, etc. Sometimes, at the time of installation, I am facing the “Building Font Cache” dialog window while starting the VLC or while starting to play the media files on VLC Player. As a result, the VLC player may get hanged and an information message will be displayed on the screen which indicates that “Please wait your font cache is rebuilt. It will take less than few minutes”.

How to solve the Building Font Cache problem in VLC media player.

  1. First of all, you have to open the VLC media player.
  2. From the main menu of the VLC player, You have to select the Tools menu.
  3. In the Tools menu, you have to select the Preferences option.
  4. Now the Preferences dialog box is displayed on the screen. In that, you have to select the All option which is present at the bottom of Interface Settings window.
  5. In the Advanced Preferences (which is present in the left pane), You have to select the Video.
  6. In the Video option, you have to select the Subtitles/OSD and then go to the right pane and you have to set the Text rendering module to Dummy font renderer.
  7. After completing the above process, then you have to click on the Save option and restart your VLC Media Player.

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Suppose, If your VLC media player hangs up while the cache building process is going on, you may have to delete the temporary app data which are stored in VLC. You must fix this issue by following the below steps carefully.

  • First of all, you have to press the windows key + R to open the Run command box.
  • Alternatively, you can press the windows key and then enter “run” in the windows search box.
  • In the command prompt window, you have to type %appdata%.
  • After entering the above text, you have to find the VLC folder and then delete it immediately.

After completing the deletion process of the VLC app data folder, the VLC will build the font cache from scratch and will not freeze up this time.

In general, You can always make sure that your VLC media player is up to date. For checking this, you have to open VLC Player, go to Help and then select the Check for Updates. The latest version of the VLC media player should clear many errors and provide the improved video performance for different types of video file formats like .mkv. .mov, .mp4, .dat and .mpeg.


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