If buffering is ruining your Kodi experience, try installing the Easy Advanced Settings or EAS for short. With this add-on, users can manually adjust their cache size (the temporary data) so your Kodi media centre can process data faster. In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually adjust your Cache size to help minimize some of the buffering issues you may be experiencing. It will not eliminate the issue altogether however, it may serve to improve your Kodi experience.
For most Kodi devices, your video cache is set to 60MB by default. Kodi is not set up to detect the size/amount of space you have for cache and therefore limits it to a small amount. If you increase the amount of cache space available, your device will be able to download larger portions of video files at one time and help to minimize some buffering issues. It should be noted however, buffering can be caused by a number of issues such as your internet speed, the amount of traffic on your network, wifi connection vs ethernet and the number of people attempting to access the same files at any given time. This tutorial will not resolve all of you buffering issues, nor will it speed up your device. You should however, see significant improvements to your cache performance and video playback.
This add-on comes courtesy of Kinkin via the KIG Repository and will be required if you wish to install. Without further delay, let’s get started.
Install KIG Repo
From your home screen select;
- Add-ons (menu to the left of your screen)
Once in your Add-ons Browser, select;
- The Box Icon (top left corner)
From the menu to the right of your screen, select;
- Install from repository
Scroll down and select
- Kodi Israel Group Repository (may also say kodil repository)
- Video Add-ons
From here scroll down and select
- Easy Advanced Settings
Once you select the add-on you wish to install, the install window will open. Select the Install icon in the bottom right corner of your screen
Note: If your install is successful, you will receive an add-on enabled/update in the top right corner of your screen. Be patient, this may take a minute or two
From here, I want you to back up to your home screen and select the System icon in the top left of your screen;
Scroll down to the bottom left corner and select the System Information Icon;
Step 10 A:
From the menu to the left, scroll down and select Hardware.
Step 10 B:
To the right of your screen, look for Free Memory.
- Android Users: If you are using an android device for Kodi, take the number you see in Free Memory and divide it by 3. Write it down, you will need it later in this tutorial
- PC Users: If you are using a PC, no need to do anything with this number. I will explain what you will do later in this tutorial
Navigate back to your Add-ons Browser window and select either
- Program add-ons
- Video add-ons
Look for the Easy Advanced Settings icon you just installed and select it.
- Edit Settings
- Network settings
Scroll down and select;
- Android Users: Remember that number you wrote down in Step 10B, replace DISABLED with that number
- PC Users: You will take 500mb x 1024 x 1024 = 524,288,000. This is the number you will replace DISABLED with.
From the list, select 2
Delete “DISABLED” and replace it with this number exactly 5.0
Select curlclienttimeout at the top. Enter 10 in the field that says Enter curlclienttimeout value and select Done.
Select curllowspeedtime, second from the top. Enter 10 in the field that says Enter curllowspeedtime value and select Done.
Your screen should look something like this:
Please Note: Android users, you will have a different cachmemberbuffersize number.
Now we’re going to back out 3 screens so we end up @ the EAS landing page and we’re going to select
- Write XML File
If you did this correctly, you will get a XML file Created Successfully in the top right corner of your screen.
And that’s it. I hope this was helpful. All the best!