VLC media player for Windows Troubleshooting • Re: VLC Video Playback Over High Latency High Bandwidth Connection Incredibly Slow

On Windows, VLC uses the OS support for SMB. This is not suitable for streaming over high latency links because it cannot perform pipe-lining. VLC will play just fine if you download the file first.

To fix this, VLC would need a custom SMB implementation. Although feasible… it would break OS integration, notably single sign-on and would not work for mounted drive letters. So the cure would be worse than the disease, kind of.

For streaming, HTTP or FTP are preferable over SMB (or NFS, or any other networked file system protocol).

Statistics: Posted by Rémi Denis-Courmont — 26 Jun 2024 21:01