Buffering Dialogue box gone?


New member
Apr 22, 2015
Ontario, Canada
Hey all,

I've had 2 new Android boxes ver 6.0 with Kodi 17.4 installed. ( Fresh installs, not the ones that come pre-installed ).

On both boxes I never get the 'Buffering' box. The picture just freeezes and it is buffering but you just can't see it. Now I know buffering is NOT what you want to see but it does happen.

I'm wondering if there is a playback setting or something or has it been removed in 17+.
Has anyone else experienced this?


Staff member
Nov 21, 2012
The Halls of Valhalla
I have a similar problem on my Shield. Sometimes it seems frozen (buffering) but if I bring up the status bar at the bottom, it shows the counter still moving. So it is not buffering per se but no sound and picture is not moving.

In that case, I simply exit that link and search for another one. Not sure this is what is happening to you but maybe worth checking.