Some users of the (otherwise excellent) VLC media player experience a small problem that I’ve suffered from, too, until recently: At every start of the player, a pop-up window appears with the message “Building font cache” and the information that this process can take up to a minute. Normally, this message should only appear very rarely (or even only at the very first start?). But as I said, this doesn’t work for many people, and so they must always wait before they can watch a video. This sucks of course!
Now I’ve finally found a solution in a forum:
- in VLC player, click on “Tools” → “Settings”
- on the bottom left select “All” to make all options visible
- in the submenu of “Video”, go to “Subtitles/OSD”
- select the “dummy font rendering function” from the “text renderer module” drop-down list
- press “Save”
After that, I’ve never seen the stupid font cache message again! :)