[LINUX/MAC/WINDOWS] Ability to set much larger video file-system caching buffer
#1
Lightbulb 
i would like the option to increase the buffer size considerably for streaming higher bitrate videos(MKV) over the network.
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#2
Me too, which is why I submitted a feature request for it yesterday, see http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/4640

Post a comment there (more comments in trac shows developers that it is wanted)

Will probably not be implemented until Atlantis 'Gold' have been released though.
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#3
Sweet man iam glad someone high up sees eye and eye with something.
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#4
Lightbulb 
Hi,

I've recently switched from a MythTV setup to XBMC and so far, everything is working really well.

I have one question though. The machine I'm using has 2GB of RAM. In the past, I setup MythTV so that mPlayer would take 1GB of whatever file it was playing in its cache (most often, the whole thing). The reason I did this is because the files being accessed sit on another machine and are made available through NFS.

Is there a way to increase the cache XBMC takes to those same levels? I've maxed out the settings in the interface (Settings/System/Cache) to as high as they will go (4MB for local and 16MB for network) but the video gets lost when going above 4x-8x fast forward. I figure having more cached upfront would probably cure this. Also, NFS might be seen by the system as being local and having even less cache taken.

Since this isn't a bug, I don't know that you need all the data for my machine but here it is just in case:
Ubuntu 8.04 i686 up-to-date as of August 26th running XBMC from PPA (SVN:15111) as for the hardware, AMD Athlon X2 64 4200+ w/ 2GB of RAM and a GeForce 6600.
Debug Log: http://pastebin.com/m7f2b6486

I'd be grateful for any help.

Thanks.
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#5
Enhancement request is already on trac:

http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/4640
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#6
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Wow, that was fast. Thanks for the heads-up.
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#7
Would it really be that time consuming to add this feature? Low caching buffer is a really turn off for us that rely on a wireless network to watch video files, in fact i just paused a small mediacenter project i was planning using and old pc because watching a video files becomes a nightmare sometimes Sad
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#8
zeroneo Wrote:Would it really be that time consuming to add this feature?
I do not know if it would be hard and/or time consuming to implement but I do know that it will not be implemented in XBMC until after we have released 'Atlantis' gold release http://trac.xbmc.org/milestone/8.10

Note that if you really want this feature then you should also be +1'ing the trac ticket http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/4640
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Gamester17 Wrote:Note that if you really want this feature then you should also be +1'ing the trac ticket http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/4640

I was looking for that option on the tracker and forgot to ask, I can't see it, do I have to register also there to vote it?
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#10
Login with the same username and password that you have here in the forums, then just post/add a comment in the existing ticket.
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#11
ff is likely not limited by filesystem. more likely it's decoding speed.
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#12
I thought the cache settings in the GUI only applied to MPlayer on Xbox, and therefor could be removed from linuxport. AFAIK DVDPlayer uses an auto-sized buffer, which increases/decreases depending on the average buffer-level over time....But maybe I'm completely wrong here....
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