Video Playback - Smoothing out Choppy, Frequently Buffering VideoWhy do videos buffer?
When you stream a video the Media Player stores a short section of the content on your computer so you can view a few seconds of continuous video. If your video player frequently buffers, this may be a sign that your network connection is not fast enough to keep up with the video broadcast.
Improve Video Playback
There are a couple of steps you can take to improve video playback when you experience buffering.
1 Conserve network bandwidth
Close any programs accessing the internet so your computer can focus on playing the video.2 Increase video storage
Increase the amount of video your computer stores in its buffer so you still have video to play if your network is busy.
a Right-click the Media Player Window
b Select Options
c Select the Buffer
d Change the default buffering value to a larger size, for example 20, or even 60 seconds. Note
: This will make your system take longer to start playing videos, but you should benefit from smoother playback after the initial buffering has finished.
d Click the Apply
e Click the OK