Kodi is no doubt one of the best available media center software available in the market. Some of the users have been facing buffering issue on Kodi 17 and 17.5 Krypton. The buffering issue can be very announcing and can ruin your plan to watch your favorite shows.
The common reason behind the buffering issue include slow network speed, network connectivity issue, network congestion, ISP throttling, limited bandwidth and inappropriate Kodi cache settings. There is an easy fix which can remove or at least reduce the buffering issue while watching a streaming video.
All you have to do is follow the steps listed below:
1: Open Kodi and then open File Manager
2: Add the http://repo.hackmykodi.com/ source.
3: Now select Add-ons located on the top-left of the screen.
4: Click on Install from zip file.
5: Select the source you just installed.
6: Select program-add-ons followed by system-settings and then select the .zip file which has “advanced settings” in its name.
7: Once you have done this you need to return to the Add-ons screen
8: Now launch the Easy Advanced Settings add-on.
9: Click on Edit Settings, followed by Network settings and then Network.
10: Click on cacheMemBufferSize from the menu that follows.
11: Remove the “DISABLED” text and enter this value “419430300” (without quotes).
12: Once you have done this now, select bufferMode and select 1.
13: Now you need to select readbufferfactor. Next delete the text “DISABLED” and replace it with “4”.
14: In the last you need to select the double periods located on the top of the list three times before selecting Write XML File.
This is it now you can enjoy your favorite shows without experiencing the buffering issue. We hope that this guide will be helpful and hopefully will reduce or remove the buffering issues.