Disable Building Font Cache Dialog of VLC Player

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VLC Media Player displays an annoying “Building Font Cache” dialog when you start playing a media file for the first time after a fresh install.

It does this to display subtitles and for other text rendering options.

Here’s how you can disable this dialog:

  1. Open Preferences from the Tools Menu in VLC Player or use the shortcut Ctrl + P.
  2. Select “All” under Show Settings on the left pane.
  3. Now expand Video entry and select Subtitles/OSD option under it.
  4. Now on the right pane, for “Text rendering module” choose “Dummy font rendering functions” and hit Save.
  5. Re-open VLC player try to play the file again. It won’t appear anymore.

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