Easy Advanced Settings


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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 Fusion/TVAddons Repository family and will be required if you wish to install. Without further delay, let’s get started.

Step 1:

Install Fusion/TVAddons Repo

Step 2:

From your home screen select;

  • Add-ons (menu to the left of your screen)

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-add-ons

Step 3:

Once in your Add-ons Browser, select;

  • The Box Icon (top left corner)

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons-install from zip icon

Step 4:

From the menu to the right of your screen, select;

  • Install from zip file

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons browser-install from zip file

Step 5:

The install from zip file window will open. Look for and select the folder marked;

  • .fusion

Step 6:

Select the folder that says;

  • kodi-reps

Step 7:

Select the folder that says;

  • english

Step 8:

Scroll down and find the .zip file that says;

  • repository.xbmchub-x.x.zip

If you were successful with installing this Repository, you will get an Add-On Enabled icon the top right corner of your screen. Be patient as this may take a few minutes.

Step 9:

Now, select;

  • Install from repository

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons browser-Install from repository

Step 10:

Scroll down and select

  • Kinkins REPO

Step 11:

Select;

  • Add-on repository

Step 12:

From here scroll down and select

  • Kinkins REPO

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

Step 13:

Once you completed Step 12, navigate back to your Add-ons Browser window and select either

  • Program add-ons
  • OR
  • Video add-ons

xbmckodi-kryptonv17-addons-videoaddons screen
Look for the Easy Advanced Settings icon you just installed and select it.

Step 14:

Select;

  • Edit Settings

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Step 15:

Select;

  • Network settings

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Step 16:

Select

  • Network

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Step 17:

Scroll down and select;

  • cachemembuffersize

Delete “DISABLED” and replace it with this number; 419430400

Step 18:

Select;

  • buffermode

From the list, select 1

Step 19:

Select;

  • readbufferfactor

Delete “DISABLED” and replace it with this number exactly 4.0

Your screen should look like this
xbmckodi-EAS-NetworkSettings-NS

Step 20:

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

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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!