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I have a general question about streaming videos using the XBMC. I am using the app on many devices but my main but my primary device is ATV2. The question is what is a good Internet speed? I currently have so called 30 Mbps cable which is really about 23-25. On most video streams it buffers unless it is in gold font (which i do not know what that means), also sometimes I get the buffer due to "cache" is full (which I do not know how to clean). If i get faster internet will it help the buffering or is the normal due to the limit from the host? Any help on any of this would be great. Thanks for reading.
Server on other side is too slow. Not much you can do on your side.
That's what I thought I just wanted to make sure it was not me, but what about the "cache" issue I am having?
You can increase the cache used, but it won't really made the video load any faster. Basically, the cache is in ram and clears out whenever you stop playback. It fills up when it gets to a point where it knows that it will have to stop and buffer again before the video ends. While it won't help the video to load faster, increasing the cache will decrease the number of pauses it does to rebuffer. Basically you made a plain text file called "advancedsettings.xml" and place it in your userdata folder (wiki).

Here's an example of the advancedsettings tags you'll need to play with to increase the cache: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Adv...network.3E

You want the last one, <cachemembuffersize>

Your advancedsettings.xml file will look something like this:


I recommend going with 0 because then it will write the cache to your HDD instead of ram, allowing it to cache the entire file, if need be.
So what your saying is that if I change this size to 0 it will target the 8Gb storage instead of the 256mb ram on my ATV2, and it will erase once the movie stopped playing? I will not have to do anything extra?
Ok I cannot find that file but i did find a GUISETTINGS.XML and looked in known file locations. This is what I am seeing as far as settings.


Now in the Network like you are showing....


Do I just need to add that script what you r showing?
I did a lttle digging in my settings of my XBMC in my ATV2 and noted in Storage information;
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use%Mounted on
/dev/disk0s1s1 681M 602M 73M 90% /
/dev/disk0s1s2 6.8G 2.9G 4.0G 42% /private/var
You create the advancedsettings.xml
I C, well I'll work on that an see how it goes. So I just put it in here on my ATV2? /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata/
Thank you all for replying, I wish all Forums was this friendly and helpful.
advancedsettings.xml (wiki) for more info Smile