Can’t open files / programs from network storage

Try copying it first to the local drive (My Documents, etc)

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Increase network buffer in VLC

Sometimes when the connection is not good, the default setting for network caching in VLC is not enough that it often stops and buffers for a while.

Go to Tools > Preferences > Show All Settings
Search for ‘caching’, click to open the Input/Codecs settings and look for network caching,
then set the value to 5000ms – 10000ms (5s – 10s)